The following subsection describes the steps to publish your website.
For detailed information on publishing documents, simulations, and courses, refer to Publishing Content. For information on batch publishing content, the glossary, and your website, refer to Batch Publishing.
Publishing the Active Website
- Select the template corresponding to the website to be published.
- Optionally, browse to specify an outbox other than the default.
- Click Publish me to publish the selected website.
When you publish the website, any existing, previously published website at the same location is deleted.
When publishing is complete, a summary message is displayed with a hyperlink to the successfully published website. On the published website, active links are only provided to documents and courses that have at least one published output in the outbox directory. If a document or course has no published content in the outbox directory, the publication settings in the template determine whether an inactive link or no link is shown.
Optionally, review the Application and Transformation logs for detailed information on events. In Windows 7 and Windows 8, the logs are stored in the C:\Users\[username]\App Data\Roaming\[applicationdirectory]\Version X.X\Logs directory.
Refer to Making Your Website Available to End Users for information on making the website available to end users.
Publishing Quick Launch Pages
Quick launch pages are created during website publishing and are used in conjunction with Help Launchpad to provide Context-Sensitive Help directly from SAP. The quick launch pages are summarized in a text file (fp_upload.txt), which is uploaded into your SAP system.
Quick launch pages are intermediate web pages listing content files with a common property, typically the transaction code. If only one content file contains a unique property, then the quick launch page is an HTML redirect to the content. If multiple content files contain a common property, such as the transaction code VA01, the application builds an intermediate web page listing all content with this property.
Refer to Default Publication Settings: Website for information on specifying the property from which to build the quick launch pages.
After publishing, the quick launch text file is placed in the specified outbox in the \[website name]\flash\qlaunch folder.
For complete details on setting up Context-Sensitive Help using quick launch pages, refer to Creating Context-Sensitive Help.