Publishing items or pages in Horizon

Abstract

Learn about publishing a page or item in Horizon.

If an item (for example, a page) is in a workflow, the Publish button appears in the Workflow panel when the item is in the final state of the workflow.

If an item is not in a workflow, the Publish button appears with the item details in the right-hand pane.

When you click the Publish button, the item in the current language version and all related items are published, but any subitems are not published.

Related items can be:

  • Content referenced by the item, such as media files or data sources

  • Renderings, layouts, and templates referenced by the item

  • Clones or aliases of the item

Subitems are items that are nested under the current item in the content tree.

The Horizon editor uses Smart publish, which means the selected item is only published if it has changed since the last publication. When you run Smart publish, Sitecore compares the selected item in the Master database with the equivalent item in the target database and, if the item has changed, it is published. When you are publishing single items, Smart publish is a quick way to make sure that you publish all changes to a specific item and its related items.