13 Publish Assets

You publish assets to make them available for use in sites or other channels. You can publish assets immediately or schedule them to be published at a later time and date.


You can't publish assets in a business repository.

Here are some things to keep in mind about publishing assets:

  • Some channels may require assets to be approved before they can be published.
  • If you’re publishing an asset and it’s been translated, the version you’re publishing must be set as translated before it can be published. Select the translated version, and click Set as Translated to show that the version has been approved.
  • If you select multiple assets to publish, all the channels the assets are targeted to will be shown. For example, if you have two assets that are targeted for publishing to Channel A and one asset targeted to Channel B, then "Channel A (2)" and "Channel B (1)" appears in the Channel list, indicating the number of assets targeted to each channel.
  • You can't publish assets until they have been validated against the policies of the channels to which they'll be published. After validating, you see results showing you which assets follow the policies and which do not.
  • When an asset is published, a new version is created and the number to the left of the decimal point is increased. For example, if you publish version 1.2, the published version becomes version 2.
  • For scheduled publishing, any new versions that were created between the time of scheduling and publishing will be renumbered. For example, if you scheduled publishing of version 1.2, then created versions 1.3 and 1.4, the published version becomes version 2, version 1.3 becomes version 2.1, and version 1.4 becomes version 2.2.

To add digital assets or content items to sites, see Work with Assets and Content Items.