Getting Started with AEM

Publishing Process


Once a page has been authored and formatted, it is likely ready for publication. Depending on authoring permissions, you may either publish directly to the live site, or may initiate a publication workflow for approval.

It is recommended to check off the below steps before publishing both new and updated content. 

Review Process

  • Images: Do all images have alt text, either through the Image component or referenced from the Assets folder?
  • Content Fragments: If Content Fragments are referenced on the page, have they been published through the Content Fragments folder?
    • If using a time-specific Content Fragment (ex. In-Page Alerts or Global Alerts), make sure the start and end time are set correctly.
  • Experience Fragments: If Experience Fragments are referenced on the page, have they been published through the Experience Fragments folder?
  • Page Properties: Has the page been tagged correctly in Page Properties?
    • Reference the Page Properties guide for more information
    • Key items to look out for:
      • Basic tab
        • Title field: Should be less than 80 characters
        • Navigation Title field: Only use if Title is shorter than needed. May be any length. This title will appear in the Breadcrumb and in Search Results.
      • CoPA tab
        • Date of Press Release date picker: Select the date to appear in the Hero. Should only be used for Agency News Articles, and will ensure that the press releases appear properly in Search Results.
  • Publish to Preview review: Does the new content display correctly on a Preview link?
    • A Preview link may be generated by using the Publish to Preview workflow option. Any author may use this workflow – no approvals are required.
    • From the Page Information Menu, select Start Workflow à Select a Workflow Model à Publish to Preview
    • Unlike View as Published mode, Publish to Preview generates a separate link. View as Published is more useful while still working on the page; Publish to Preview is more useful once the page is complete. It can also be accessed from the Page Information Menu.
      • While editing, using View as Published is recommended over Preview mode, as it displays the page the way an end user would see it.
  • Accessibility review: Does the new content pass an accessibility scan? Conduct the scan while on the Preview link.
    • CoPA’s Accessibility team recommends conducting a scan through Level Access’ Access Assistant plugin tool. Reference the accessibility guide for more information.
    • Contact the Accessibility team with any direct questions.