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Asset Editing and Maintenance

Assets (e.g. Pages, Blocks, Files, Folders) have a variety of options for editing, previewing, and otherwise maintaining their content. These options will depend on your access and the type of asset you view.

For example, a page may have the following options, left to right on the top-right corner of a desktop screen:

  • Submit: Only available when a draft is present, you can Submit your draft for publishing to the live website.
  • Discard: Only available when a draft is present, you can Discard your draft if you don't want it anymore.
  • Edit: The most important task on any asset, you can start "in-page" editing of your asset via a model (pop-up box on the same screen).
  • Publish: Second most important task on most assets, this allows you just to publish to the live website.
  • Comments: New to the collaboration model of CMS's, this allows you to track and respond to issues whether or not you are the Content Owner of the asset.
  • Details: Might show you the following
    • Page Info: All the metadata for the page
    • Properties: The Content Owner, who last edited or published or created the asset
    • Design: The template settings for the asset
  • More button: Provides all the other options for the asset. Note that you can also right-click or long-touch on any asset in the Site Contents file explorer for these same options.
    • Move: Allows you to move the asset to another Placement Folder. Note this should rarely be done, since your asset may be used by other web maintainers which will break their links.
    • Rename: Allows you to rename the asset. Note this should rarely be done, since your asset may be used by other web maintainers which will break their links. This should be avoided on homepages, which are named "index".
    • Copy: Allows you to copy an asset to this or another Placement Folder.
    • Delete: Allows you to delete an asset. Note this should be done only after checking the asset's relationships to ensure it does not break anyone's links.
    • Unpublish: Allows you to unpublish an asset you might be using later. Please remember Cascade is not storage, so no assets should remain inside Cascade that will not be used in the near future.
    • Check-out/Lock: If you are not the only web maintainer of your content, you can use this to keep others from stepping on your toes while you work on an asset. Administrators can break the lock if you are out and the asset needs to be updated.
    • Relationships: Checks what assets in Cascade are connected to your asset. Note that any links from external sources (e.g. emails, outside websites) will not be reported here.
    • Versions: Shows you about 20 versions of changes that you can revert back to in case of mistakes.
    • Tasks: Shows all your assigned tasks or all tasks relevant to this asset including their priority.
    • Schedule Review: Allows you to set a time to review your content, so it does not go stale and lower in the SEO rankings.
    • Mark as Reviewed: Allows you to report that the content has been reviewed, so it is not deemed stale content given you checked it for currency, relevance, broken links, spelling errors, accessibility issues, and so forth.
    • Show Regions: Shows all the regions you can view or edit on the asset, particularly for Pages.
    • Analytics: Shows pageviews for the day, week, month, or year (if your asset has been available for that period of time) as well as variations of how your web address has been typed into visitor browsers.
    • Full Screen Preview: Gives you a better preview of your asset before you publish it to the live website, particularly for Pages.
    • Rendering Metrics: Gives you an idea of how long the asset takes to load in Cascade, which may be similar or longer on the live website. This also gives you a general idea of how long it takes to publish this asset to the live website in case you have issues publishing.
    • Live: Opens a new window or tab that goes to the live version of your asset on the website.
    • Check/Hide WCAG Compliance: Toggle on/off the in-page accessibility checker. Many of the issues may only be addressed by Web Services, but you can select each issue to show where the potential accessibility problem is on the asset. Note that the old template webpages will have more accessibility issues than the new responsive template which has addressed many of them.

Drafts: Assets that can have drafts will have a dropdown menu next to the Page Title for Current and Draft, so you can compare and switch between the two.

Outputs: Assets with different available Outputs will have a dropdown menu to the far right (underneath the More button) with the different viewable Outputs. These are typically just HTML.

Breadcrumbs: All assets have a set of breadcrumbs (underneath the Page Title on Pages) to help your navigate your website within Cascade. These are also known as Cascade paths which you see when using Internal Links.