Activating (or publishing) your pages in CQ5 is quick and easy. You can activate your page into production from the Site Admin window and/or from the Sidekick. In the Sidekick, click on the Page icon at the top of the palette and then click Activate Page.
Or from the Site Admin window, select the page you want to activate and select Activate, either from the top menu or in the drop down menu available when you right click the page selected. To see that the page has been published, refresh the page. The published page appears in the Site Admin window with information about who activated the content and the date and time of the activation.
Determining Page Activation Status
The color boxes next to the pages in the Site Admin window indicate activation status.
||Publication was successful. Content is published
||Publication is pending. Confirmation of publication has not yet been received by the system.
||Publication failed. This could also mean content was deactivated.
||The page has never been published.
Deactivating a Page
To remove a page from your published site, you deactivate the content. To deactivate a page, select the page you want to remove in the Site Admin window. Select Deactivate from the top menu or in the drop down menu available when you right click the selected page. You will be asked to confirm the deactivation.
Refresh the Site Admin window and the content is no longer published.