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Scheduling


In This Guide

With Brightspot's scheduling tools, you can create an asset and automatically publish it at a later time.


Creating a schedule

You can schedule an asset for publication at a future date. You can later change the scheduled date, or schedule multiple publication dates for different versions of the asset. You can also remove the scheduled date and publish the asset immediately.

To schedule an asset for future publication:

  1. Search for and open the asset in the content edit page.
  2. In the editorial toolbar, click date_range. A calendar appears.
  3. Set the date and time at which you want the asset to go live.
  4. Click Set. The scheduled time appears with the Schedule button in the editorial toolbar.
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    1. Click Schedule.

    The scheduled asset is added to the Revisions widget.


    Updating a schedule

    You can change an asset's scheduled publish date.

    To update a scheduled publication date:

    1. Search for and open the asset in the content edit page. The asset's current schedule date is reflected in the editorial toolbar (see the previous illustration).
    2. Click date_range. A calendar appears.
    3. Select the new date and time, then click Set.
    4. Click Schedule.

    The asset's new schedule date is reflected in the editorial toolbar.


    Publishing scheduled content immediately

    You can change an asset from scheduled publishing to immediate publishing.

    1. Search for and open the asset in the content edit page.
    2. In the editorial toolbar, click date_range. A calendar appears.
    3. Click Clear.
    4. Click Publish.

    Brightspot publishes the asset immediately.


    Unscheduling an asset

    To unschedule an asset:

    1. Search for and open the asset in the content edit page.
    2. In the editorial toolbar, click more_horiz > Unschedule.

    The unscheduled asset is removed from the Scheduled section of the Revisions widget.


    Publishing an asset with multiple schedules

    You can schedule multiple versions to be published at different dates. For example, you might have an abbreviated version of a story that appears in a weekday edition, and a full-length version of the same story in a weekend edition.

    To publish an asset with multiple schedules:

    1. Create or open the asset in the content edit page.
    2. Add a schedule to the asset by doing the following:
      1. In the editorial toolbar, click date_range. A calendar appears.
      2. Select a date and time, then click Set.
      3. Click Schedule.

        Brightspot adds the scheduled version to the Revisions widget.

    3. In the Revisions widget, click Start New Revision.
    4. In the New Revision widget, enter a name for the revision, and click Create.
    5. Modify the revision in the content edit form.
    6. Add a date to the new revision as described in step 2. Brightspot adds the second scheduled date to the Revisions widget, and publishes both revisions at their respective times.
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