12 Publish Sites

Let's learn about bringing sites online, taking them off, and publishing site changes.

Bring a Site Online or Take It Offline

When a site is online, users with proper access can view it with a standard web browser at a designated address (URL). When a site is offline, the site isn’t available for public viewing. You can view the site only in Oracle Content and Experience.

Before you can bring a site online, it must have been published. To publish the site, see Publish Site Changes.

The status icon on the right shows whether the site is online or offline:

  • If the site has never been published before, you see a dash (-).
  • If the site is online, you see Online icon.
  • If the site is offline, you see Offline icon.

For information on who can access an online or offline site, see Understand Site Security.

To change the status of a site, you must be the site owner or have the manager role, or, if site governance is enabled, site administrators can change the status of any site regardless of whether or not the site is shared with them.

  1. On the Sites page, select the site from the list.
  2. Click the status icon or click Bring Online or Take Offline in the menu bar.
    You’re prompted to confirm your choice.
When you bring a site online, a fully rendered HTML version of the site is created and copied to the hosting location in Oracle Cloud. An online site shows its URL below the site name. The format of the default URL is:
https://service_name.identity_domain.sites.oraclecloud.com/site_name

When you take a site offline, the site and its folders and files are removed from the hosting location in Oracle Cloud.

Publish Site Changes

To publish site changes, you must be the site owner or have the manager role.

Keep in the mind the following when you publish site changes:

  • When you publish changes to a site that's online, any committed changes are immediately visible to anyone with access to the site.
  • When you publish changes to a site, you can publish all assets targeted to the site's channel or just the assets that are used on the site pages, including recommendations. For example, if you publish all the assets targeted to the site's channel and the site includes a list that references content items that aren't directly part of the site, the referenced assets will also be published.
  • When you publish changes to a multilingual site, only the translations for languages defined in the site’s associated localization policy will be published.
  • If translations have previously been published for languages that are no longer defined in the site’s associated localization policy, the translated content will be removed from the published site.
  • If you delete a page from a multilingual site, the translated pages will also be deleted when the site is published.
  1. To publish site changes, select the site, and click Publish, or click the publishing status icon.

  2. Select whether to publish the site and all assets targeted to the site's publishing channel, or publish the site and all assets added to the site's pages.

  3. Oracle Content and Experience Cloud validates that all site strings and assets have the required approvals and translations. You won’t be able to publish the site if you don’t have the translations that are required by the site’s associated localization policy, if the assets aren’t marked as translated, or if an asset requires approval, but isn’t marked as approved. Expand items to see more details. If there are issues, correct them and then try to publish again. If all items are valid, click Publish. You’re prompted to confirm your choice.

  4. If your site isn’t already online (Online icon), you need to bring it online to make the site available to users.