Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How To Check If An Item Has Publishing Restrictions

If you have items that are appearing in master and in web but on the website you get a 404 then you may want to check publishing restrictions. Here is how you do it.

  1. Log into the Sitecore Admin
  2. Click on Content Editor
  3. At the top Click on View then ensure Standard Fields is checked

  4. Now on find the content item you are having issues with and click on it.
  5. On the right hand panel scroll down and you will see a publishing section. Expand it and make sure there are no values set on these fields. If there are dates it will only display within that range.

  6. Now the other thing to check is at the very bottom of this section. If this checkbox is published then it will not publish ever.

  7.  Now the other place to check is Workflow Section. If this item is in a workflow state it will not display either but in this case it should not be in the Web database either.

If the item exists in master and not in web then the other thing you can try is publish the parent node.  When publish finishes you can expand the details on the dialog and it will tell you if something was pushed or not.

If you are still experiencing this issue feel free to email me at chris.williams@readwatchcreate.com and I will assist as much as I can.