Staging - 6.0
Enabling Staging #
- From the Control Panel, for a given Community or Organization select the Pages link.
- From the topmost tabs select Settings.
- From the second row tabs select Staging.
You should now be presented with the following view:
Once your choice is made you are presented with additional details based on your selection.
Local Live #
There are no specific Local Live options.
Remote Live #
The Remote Live selection offers up some inputs as seen bellow:
Staged Portlets #
This next section is available when either Local or Remote Staging is selected.
Advanced Options #
The Advanced Options area contains initially only a single field. In this default state, any user who has the equivalent of "Manage Pages" permission can publish changes between Staging and Live.
Number of Editorial Stages #
For sites of any complexity, it is likely that more than a handful of individuals are involved in the content development process. Once you get to a point where multiple users are responsible for changes and handling various aspects of these changes lay in the hands of more than one or two users, a mechanism for tracking and managing those aspects becomes necessary. For this reason Liferay provides a fairly simple Staging workflow out of the box. We have avoided using the term workflow, 'till now, in order to avoid confusion between the new feature (a real workflow) which was added for individual assets in version 6.0 of the portal. But effectively the Number of Editorial Stages defines the steps or "stages" that changes or proposals must pass through before they can finally be published (in the last Approval Stage).
In the above view we see that the Number of Editorial Stages is set to 3.
Creation Stage #
This is an implied stage comprised of the entire set of users who have the Manage Pages permission. Any users with this permission can submit content change proposals to the Staging workflow.
Next, we have two selections to make.
Task Leader Stage #
This stage takes leadership over a given task and drives the review process through the task's lifecycle. The role at Task Leader Stage should grant, at least Approve Proposal, Assign Reviewer, and Manage Pages permissions to its members. Add more permissions as individually required.
Approval Stage #
The role in the Approval Stage should grant, at least Approve Proposal, Manage Pages, and Publish Staging permissions to its members. Add more permissions as individually required.
Review Stage X #
The option to add more stages is available by increasing the Number of Editorial Stages past 3. Each additional number adds a Review Stage X selection.
The role in a Review Stage should grant, at least Approve Proposal permissions to its members. Add more permissions as individually required.