GabrielSoft - How to schedule a future publish date for website pages
Having the ability to publish changes to your website at a scheduled date and time can be very helpful. Once you have made all of the desired changes to your page here's how you can schedule the changes to go live at any point in the future:
Update your web page
Log in to your website and navigate to the page that you'd like to update and make your desired changes.
Click the arrow next to the green Publish button
Navigate to the green Publish button, located on the right side of your white page toolbar. Then, click on the down arrow and select Schedule Publish (pictured below).
Select the Date and Time you would like your page to be published
Schedule a date for publication by choosing any current or future day on the calendar (pictured below). Then, schedule a time for publication by clicking into the time dialog box and choosing one of the time options listed. Publication time may only be chosen from the 15 minute increments listed in the dialog box.
How will it know my time zone?
The scheduled time will inherit the time zone of the city and state that is listed in your site's browser tab. If you'd like to update the city and state associated with your website, you can do so in the Admin Settings: Breakdown of website Admin Settings
Click Schedule Publish
Once you have chosen a date and time click the green Schedule Publish button.Your page toolbar will now have a gray box that indicates the specified date and time that the page is scheduled to be published (pictured below).
At this time additional edits may be made to the page, but they will not appear to your website visitors until the publish date and time that you have scheduled. If you would like to edit the date and time of the scheduled publish, click on the arrow in the grey box to edit the date and time of the scheduled publish or publish or remove the scheduled publish date altogether.
How will a Pending Scheduled Publish will appear in the Notifications Center?
You can view all of your pending scheduled publishes in the Notifications Center (pictured below). Here you will see the name of the page that is scheduled, the user of the website made the change as well as the day and time the changes are scheduled to go live. Even if you click the green Publish All button in your notifications center, the pending changes will remain unpublished until the scheduled date and time.
Can I schedule a page to be published when I create it in the Site Map?
You cannot schedule a future publication date from within the Site Map. You can only schedule a future publication date at the page level. Once you create a new page in your Site Map, navigate to that page, and add your desired content. Then, use the Scheduled Publish in the page toolbar to specify what date and time you want your page to go live.
Pro Tip: If you are logged in to your website, the new page will be visible in the Navigation bar, even though the scheduled publish date has not yet arrived; however, your new page will not appear in the Navigation bar to website visitors. If you want to make sure that it is not visible to any site visitor, be sure to view your website using an Incognito Mode browser.
Can I activate a disabled page using Scheduled Publish?
Yes, if your page is disabled, you can use Scheduled Publish to activate it. Simply navigate to your page settings, and under the Basic tab, select Viewable from the Disable Page options. Once you save your page settings, you can then use the Schedule Publish feature to specify a date and time that your page will go live on your website.
Can I disable an activated page using Scheduled Publish?
Yes, if your page is live on your website, you can use Scheduled Publish to deactivate it. Simply navigate to your active page settings, and under the Basic tab, select Disabled from the Disable Page options. Once you save your page settings, you can then use the Schedule Publish feature to specify a date and time that you would like your page to be disabled from your website.