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Activate (Deactivate) Later

Pages can be pre-scheduled for activation and also deactivation at a future date and time.

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THESE ACTIONS ARE IRREVOCABLE

Once a page is set to Activate (or Deactivate) Later, you cannot cancel that action or change the date/time.

Use this tool whenever you wish to automate future activation or deactivation of a page.  It is especially useful when you have updated a page but do not wish the changes to be immediately visible, or when you wish a new or modified page to be published at an inconvenient time.

It is also possible to automate activation or deactivation using the Page Properties 'Scheduling' tool, but once a page has been published, use the Activate or Deactivate Later tools so the UBCMS does not get confused whether the page should be active now.

Scheduling a Page for Activation

Screenshot of the Site Admin view showing the "Activate Later" menu item selected from the Activate button dropdown.

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  1. Go to the Activate menu in the Websites console by clicking the downward arrow next to the Activate button.
  2. Click Activate Later.
  3. A dialog box will open. Proivde the date and time for activation and click OK.

Scheduling a Page for Deactivation

Screenshot of the Site Admin view showing the "Deactivate Later" menu item selected from the Deactivate button dropdown.

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  1. Go to the Deactivate menu in the Websites console by clicking the downward arrow next to the Deactivate button.
  2. Click Deactivate later.
  3. A dialog box will open. Provide the date and time for deactivation and click OK.

Canceling a Scheduled Publication

Screenshot of the Sidekick showing an active Workflow tab.

Workflow section of the Sidekick.

To cancel the scheduled activation or deactivation, terminate the corresponding workflow in the Workflow section of the Websites console or in the Sidekick of the page in question.

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