This document describes aspects of the various types of Sitecore publishing operations through Sitecore 5.2. See http://sdn.sitecore.net/Products/Staging.html for multiple-server configurations.
Publishing can involve the entire Sitecore Master database, such as when choosing Publishing > Publish in Content Editor, or a specific Item or branch, such as when choosing Publishing > Publish Item
Lifetime dates and workflow settings globally control which items are visible at various times
Publishing targets are relevant to the Staging module
Refer to this section for troubleshooting instructions
View this section for a set of important notes
Additional resources related to publishing