Tag: recycle

Unpublish and Restore

To remove content from a live site, pages and files must be moved to the Recycle Bin. Pages that are moved to the Recycle Bin can be restored, if necessary. When a page is recycled the published content is automatically removed. Once a page is deleted from the Recycle Bin or a folder is deleted, it can no longer be retrieved.

If you are removing an entire folder, you should first recycle all content items within the folder then delete the folder itself. If you delete the folder it will delete all items within it and that content will not be able to be restored. Before removing any page you should first check its dependencies.

Check Dependencies

Before recycling or deleting content, you should always check to see what other pages or files are linking to that content. You can do this with the Dependency Tag Info sidebar gadget.

  1. Go to your main folder.
  2. Open the sidebar gadgets using the plug icon in the upper right corner. gadgets-icon
  3. Open the Dependency Tag Info gadget.
  4. Type the path of your file, without the first site folder, in the search box. For example, if you wanted to check on https://www.mtu.edu/umc/services/digital/, from within the /umc folder you would enter /services/digital/index.pcf.
  5. Click the search icon.
  6. Information about the item will show up below the search box. For personnel items, be sure to click on the .html link to see the correct dependencies.

Subscribers are any other files in the CMS that are linking to the file you searched. Be sure to update those links or contact the other department to let them know the page is being removed.

Recycle

From the Pages List View, hover over the item, go to the File menu, and select Move to Recycle Bin. Alternatively, you can select multiple items using the checkboxes then select Move to Recycle Bin from the top menu.

Be sure to read the message that pops up as it will tell you any other items in the CMS that are linking to this item. Those pages should have their link updated. If that page is not one you have access to, you should notify that department.

Redirect

Once your page is recycled, people with the link bookmarked will get a 404 broken page error. Google will also still have the page indexed and it will show up in search results for up to a few weeks. To avoid this issue, you can request a redirect. When a redirect is in place, anyone going to the old, recycled URL will be automatically moved to a different, working URL. To have a redirect put in place, please email cmshelp@mtu.edu with the old URL that you have recycled and the new URL that it should be redirected to.

Restore

To restore items, the Recycle Bin can be found under Content in the Global Navigation Bar. Find the item(s) you want to restore from the list or by using the filter on the Name or Original Location. You can hover over a single item and select Restore or select multiple items using the checkboxes then select Restore from the top menu.


Expire

You can schedule a page to expire at a specific date and time. The available options depend on the file type and your access permissions. Expire options can be reached from the Pages List View by hovering over the item and selecting Expire under the Publish dropdown or from the dropdown arrow next to the green Publish button when you have the page open.

There are different options for expiring content, Replace or Recycle. For each option you have the ability to send a notification to yourself or a group of users. It will be sent with the CMS and you can select the Send Copy to Email checkbox to also send a notification to the user’s Michigan Tech email. You will select the To from the dropdown, enter a Subject, and enter a Message.

Before removing any page you should first check its dependencies.

Check Dependencies

Before recycling or deleting content, you should always check to see what other pages or files are linking to that content. You can do this with the Dependency Tag Info sidebar gadget.

  1. Go to your main folder.
  2. Open the sidebar gadgets using the plug icon in the upper right corner. gadgets-icon
  3. Open the Dependency Tag Info gadget.
  4. Type the path of your file, without the first site folder, in the search box. For example, if you wanted to check on https://www.mtu.edu/umc/services/digital/, you would enter /services/digital/index.pcf.
  5. Click the search icon.
  6. Information about the item will show up below the search box.

Subscribers are any other files in the CMS that are linking to the file you searched. Be sure to update those links or contact the other department to let them know the page is being removed

Replace

Selecting this option will schedule to replace the file with the contents of another.

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  • Date: The date you want the page to expire on. Click in the date field or on the calendar icon for a date picker or enter the date in the field manually.
  • Time: The time at which the expiration will take place. Click in the time field or on the clock icon for a time picker and click the arrows to set the hour, minute, and AM or PM or enter the time in the field manually.
  • Replace With: Click the page icon next to the field to select the replacement file in the CMS.
  • Notification: Information for the notification.
  • Click the blue Schedule button when you are done.

Recycle

Selecting this option will schedule the file to be removed from the site and put it in the Recycle Bin, which can be restored if needed.

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  • Date: The date you want the page to expire on. Click in the date field or on the calendar icon for a date picker or enter the date in the field manually.
  • Time: The time at which the expiration will take place. Click in the time field or on the clock icon for a time picker and click the arrows to set the hour, minute, and AM or PM or enter the time in the field manually.
  • Notification: Information for the notification.
  • Click the blue Schedule button when you are done.