Publish Sets

You can use Publish Sets to publish a collection of product and content drafts at the same time, and you can also schedule when you want all the drafts in the Publish Set to publish.

For example, for an upcoming product sale you make several changes to your site, and you also make several changes to some products in your catalog. You want all the changes to publish on a specified date and time, so to accomplish this you place all the draft changes in a Publish Set and specify the Publish Set to publish on a date and time.

To preview changes before they are published on the live site, use the Site Builder staging feature. Note that previewing a page only allows you to see what is currently effective, instead of previewing all of your content. This means that discount coupons, for example, will not display if they don't become effective until later.

Create a New Publish Set

To create a new Publish Set:

  1. Go to Main > Publishing > Publish Sets.
  2. On the Publish Sets grid, click Create New Publish Set.
    The Create Publish Set window opens.
  3. Enter a Name for the Publish Set.
  4. (Optional) Enter Notes to help you identify the Publish Set.
    These notes are for internal use only.
  5. (Optional) Enter a Code for the Publish Set.
    This code helps you identify the Publish Set. If you leave the Code field blank, Kibo eCommerce automatically creates one for you.
  6. (Optional) Specific a date and time you wish the Publish Set to publish.
  7. Click Save.

Manage Publish Set Contents

You can access the contents of a Publish Set by selecting a Publish Set on the Publish Sets page, and then expanding the Publish Set Contents pane. You can also access the Publish Set Contents pane by clicking the corresponding More Actions button for the Publish Set and selecting Manage Drafts.

Add a Draft Change to a Publish Set

To add a draft change to a Publish Set:

  1. Go to Main > Publishing > Drafts.
  2. On the Drafts page, select either the Product or Content tab to view the drafts that pertain to each.
  3. Select the draft change you wish to move.
  4. Click Move to Publish Set in the selection list, and select your desired Publish Set.

Remove a Draft Change from a Publish Set

To remove a draft change from a Publish Set:

  1. Go to Main > Publishing > Publish Sets.
  2. On the Publish Sets page, click the Publish Set that contains the draft change.
  3. If not already expanded, expand the Publish Set Contents pane on the right.
  4. Select either the Product or Content tab to view the drafts that pertain to each.
  5. Select the draft you wish to remove from the Publish Set.
  6. Click Remove from Publish Set in the selection list.

Delete a Publish Set

Deleting a Publish Set deletes the Publish Set and moves any unpublished drafts in the Publish Set to unassigned.

To delete a Publish Set:

  1. Go to Main > Publishing > Publish Sets.
  2. On the Publish Sets page, click the More Actions button next to the Publish Set and select Delete.
  3. Click Confirm when prompted.

Publish a Publish Set

Publishing a Publish Set immediately publishes all of the product and content drafts assigned to the Publish Set.

To publish a Publish Set:

  1. Go to Main > Publishing > Publish Sets.
  2. On the Publish Sets page, click the More Actions button next to the Publish Set and select Publish Now.
  3. Click Confirm when prompted.