Publishing Documents

Your website only displays documents that have been published. After creating or editing a document, you will not see any changes on the live website (www.jmu.edu) until you republish it. Follow these instructions to publish edits made to your website.

  1. Once you have submitted all changes, select "Publish" in the top toolbar
  2. Check the box next to www.jmu.edu. This box should be checked by default and will publish to the live web server
  3. Click the "Publish" button
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Note: Please do not publish your entire website folder. The publishing queue can only handle a limited amount of activity, and publishing your entire website will delay others from publishing their pages.  Please publish only the pages that you have changed.

See Troubleshooting: Publishing Error for error message help.

Publishing to the "Test" Website

If you are making changes to your content and want to share the changes internally with your team, we suggest you only publish to the test website. This will allow anyone on a JMU network to view your test website by adding "dev" to the URL after the www.

For example, this a live webpage URL: www.jmu.edu/cascade

To view the test page, the URL would be: wwwdev.jmu.edu/cascade

Note: "wwwdev." is already an established test server URL; in other words, you do not have to create the URL if you want to publish to a test server. To view your test page, you only have to type wwwdev. into the URL.

The test pages are only visible on a JMU network connection. When you are ready to publish your page to the public (on www.jmu.edu), we recommend you always publish to both the test server and the "www" server. This ensures that your "wwwdev" page is identical to your "www" page.

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