Bulk Scheduling of Multiple Items

Using the Scheduled Events widget, you can schedule multiple drafts or revisions for simultaneous publication with a bulk schedule. This feature allows you to implement broad changes to the content of your site for a specific event, like a holiday, major news story, or product launch.

A bulk schedule includes a trigger publication date. When a bulk schedule is launched, the Dashboard operates in event-scheduling mode. Any revision that you publish while the Dashboard is in this mode becomes a scheduled event associated with the bulk schedule.

Creating a Bulk Schedule

  1. In the Dashboard’s Scheduled Events widget, click New.

  2. Set the New Schedule options.

    The Trigger Date is the date when all events associated with this schedule are published.

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    Saving the new schedule immediately puts the Dashboard into event-scheduling mode, as indicated by the message bar at the top of the Dashboard.

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Scheduling Publish Events

  1. If the Dashboard is not running in event-scheduling mode, click View All in the Scheduled Events widget.

    You are prompted to select a schedule.

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  2. Click the bulk schedule that you want to start.

    This action puts the Dashboard into event-scheduling mode.

  3. Create a new item or edit an existing item.

  1. Add or modify content and click the Publish button in the Editorial Toolbar.

    A scheduled version is added to the Revisions Widget.

  2. Return to the Dashboard.

    The new event appears in the Scheduled Events widget.

  3. Continue publishing content as described in the previous steps.

    The Scheduled Events widget reflects all of the events scheduled for publication for the bulk schedule.

  4. To stop publishing with the bulk schedule, click Stop Scheduling in the message bar at the top of the Dashboard.

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Editing or Deleting Bulk Schedules

  1. If the Dashboard is not already running in event-scheduling mode, click View All in the Scheduled Events widget, and start a bulk schedule. This action puts the Dashboard into event-scheduling mode.

  2. In the schedule message at the top of the Dashboard, click the schedule you want to delete. The Edit Schedule widget appears.

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  3. Do one of the following:

    • To edit the schedule, modify the fields and click Save.
    • To delete the schedule, click Delete Permanently.