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Multiple page operations

You can perform multiple page (batch) operations using the following approach:

  1. List the pages that you want to perform the operation on in the Pages application.

    Tip: On Portal Engine websites, you can also list pages using the On-site editing interface.

  2. Perform the multiple page operation
     
Listing pages

Listing pages in the Pages application

  1. Open the Pages application.
  2. Click on the page under which you want to list pages.
  3. Switch to Listing mode.

    Switching to Listing mode

  4. In the Page type drop-down list, select the Page type that you want to list. Do not choose any page type if you want to view all the pages in the system.
  5. Use the filter to adjust the listed pages.
  6. If you want to list pages from all levels under the selected page (descendant pages), select the Show all levels check box.

  7. Click Search.
    Filtering pages in Listing mode

The system lists all the pages based on the criteria you specified in the filter.

Listed pages

Performing multiple page operations

After listing the pages, you can perform one of the following batch operations on pages:

Moving, Copying and Linking multiple pages

The following example shows how you can move, copy and link multiple listed pages at once.

  1. Select the pages on which you want to apply the action. To select the pages, enable the checkbox next to the pages. If you want to apply the action on all the listed pages, leave the checkboxes cleared.
  2. In the first drop-down list under the listed pages, choose whether you want to perform the action on Selected pages or All pages.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Move, Copy, or Link.
  4. Click OK. The Move, Copy, or Link page dialog opens based on the action that you chose.
    Copying multiple pages
  5. In the Site drop-down list, select the site to which you want to move/copy/link the pages. 
  6. In the content tree on the left, choose where you want to move/copy/link the pages or Select the page in the listing on the right.
  7. Click Move, Copy, or Link.

You have moved, copied, or linked the specified pages to the selected target location.

Deleting multiple pages

The following example shows how you can delete multiple pages at once.

  1. Select the pages on which you want to apply an action. To select the pages, enable the checkbox next to the pages. If you want to apply the action on all the listed pages, leave the checkboxes cleared.
  2. In the first drop-down list under the listed pages, choose whether you want to perform the action on Selected pages or All pages.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Delete.
  4. Click OK. The Delete multiple pages dialog opens.
    Deleting multiple pages

  5. Specify the deletion options. The options available in the dialog differ based on the page types you are deleting. 
    Note: Linked pages are never moved to the recycle bin and you cannot restore them once they are deleted. 
  6. Click Yes to confirm.

You have deleted the specified pages.

Publishing multiple pages

The following example shows how you can publish multiple listed pages at once.

Only a users with the Global administrator privilege level or the Manage workflow permission for the Content module can perform this action.

  1. Select the pages on which you want to apply an action. To select the pages, enable the checkbox next to the pages. If you want to apply the action on all the listed pages, leave the checkboxes cleared.
  2. In the first drop-down list under the listed pages, choose whether you want to perform the action on Selected pages or All pages.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Publish.
  4. Click OK. The Publish dialog opens.
    Publishing multiple pages
  5. Specify the publishing options.
  6. Click Yes to confirm. 

You have published the specified pages.

Archiving multiple pages

The following example shows how you can archive multiple listed pages at once.

Only a users with the Global administrator privilege level or the Manage workflow permission for the Content module can perform this action.

  1. Select the pages on which you want to apply an action. To select the pages, enable the checkbox next to the pages. If you want to apply the action on all the listed pages, leave the checkboxes cleared.
  2. In the first drop-down list under the listed pages, choose whether you want to perform the action on Selected pages or All pages.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Archive.
  4. Click OK. The Archive dialog opens.
    Archiving multiple pages
  5. Specify the archiving options.
  6. Click Yes to confirm.

You have archived the specified pages.

Translating pages in a batch (Sending pages for translation in a batch)

The following example shows how you send multiple listed pages for translation.

  1. Select the pages on which you want to apply an action. To select the pages, enable the checkbox next to the pages. If you want to apply the action on all the listed pages, leave the checkboxes cleared.
  2. In the first drop-down list under the listed pages, choose whether you want to perform the action on Selected pages or All pages.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Translate.
  4. Click OK. The Translate page(s) dialog opens.
    Translating multiple pages
  5. Specify the translation options. 
  6. Click Translate to confirm.

You have sent the specified pages for a translation.


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