Creating or Editing a Publication
are the highest level of organization within the CMS
other than Site. Sites are configured per-instance of the CDS/CMS.
A publication has Article Types and Sections associated
Because publications contain many sensitive configurations, access
can be restricted using the CMS's security mechanisms. See the
page for details on configuring your security settings.
A publication can either be created or edited on this page. In either case, the
instructions are virtually the same.
If you wish to edit an existing publication, select it from the drop down menu
. You can then edit the fields you want to change. When you are done click the
icon and your changes will be saved.
If you wish to create a new publication simply fill in all of the required
fields and any of the optional ones you desire.
When you are done click Save Publication and your publication will be
Below is a short explanation of each required field. A
showing the fields filled in for the Heartland Crier, the toy publication of
Cofax, should be able to clear up any questions you might have.
All fields under "Required Publication Properties"
values in order for a publication to be active.
is assigned by the system automatically.
is a short description for the publication
is the value that will appear in CMS drop
downs and be usable by template creators.
is the URL folder
that is used for any articles to be imported via the feed.
is the publication's tagline.
is a number from 1 to 24 (military time, where 24=midnight) that identifies
the CDS should show the next day's stories.
signifies the URL path of the default
section the CDS should redirect to.
Use Date in URL
signifies whether to insert today's date folder
into the URL of the default section when redirecting.
is the full URL of the homepage. This can be used by template
is a domain name that can be used by template editors.
URL of Main Publication to Templates Folder
is the root URL of
the CDS, excluding the publication folder.
URL of the Main Publication Images Folder
is the root URL of the
location of static resources such as images.
is a comma delimited list of servers that the CMS
will use to clear CDS caches.
If you have configured your site to conform with the P3P protocol (for more information see http://www.w3.org/P3P/) you'll need to supply Cofax with some information. All fields must be filled in for this section to be valid.
Additionally, your publication can be configured to import content and/or export images via
FTP. This is an optional configuration, but, if you choose to use this,
fields must be filled in for the information to be valid. If you have not
filled in one of the fields you will be prompted to go back and fill in the
Below is a list with a short explanation of each field in its respective
P3P Compact Policy is your compact policy statement, which will go into the HTTP headers from your site.
Content Import Thru FTP
Import Server FTP Address
is the address of the remote machine running the FTP server.
Import Server Login
is the user name on the FTP server.
Import Server Password
is the user's password.
Import Folder Location
is the folder on the remote machine holding the content you wish to import.
Remote Server Uploading
Live Server FTP Address
is the address of the live Cofax production server.
Live Server Login
is the user name for the FTP server on the live Cofax production server.
Live Server Password
is that user's password.
Live Server Folder Location
is the folder on the server where you want to store your images.