When you activate a page, you are publishing it to the live NYU website. Pages created or modified in the CMS Authoring Environment are not visible on the live NYU website until they have been activated. While in the Site Admin view, there are five status colors to help users determine the current publication state of their pages.
Page activation is one of the most important and commonly sought out features in the CMS. There are four ways to activate a page, three of which can be done while in Site Admin view and the third while in Edit Mode.
Content authors can schedule pages to activate at a later date and time using the Activate Later feature within the Site Admin.
As with activating a page there are three ways to deactivate a page, two of which can be done while in Site Admin view and the third while in Edit Mode.
If a page is no longer necessary and you do not need it in the future, you can delete it from the CMS. Deleting pages cannot be undone. If you delete a parent page, then all child pages underneath will be deleted as well.
A ghost page is a page that exists on the live NYU website, but not within the CMS. They occur when:
Because of the potential risk of creating ghost pages, content authors are asked to explicitly follow the directions for deleting a page or renaming a page URL. For assistance with page deletion, moving pages, or if you think you've encountered a ghost page, please email the CMS Team.