Creating a Publishing Context Menu Item in Sitecore Content Editor

by Aboo Bolaky 26. July 2009 07:58

The more I think about this, the more I realise that this should be a built-in feature in Sitecore : To have a publish option whenever you right-click on any sitecore item.

Publishing Messages in Sitecore 

Fortunately, Sitecore is flexible enough. By doing a few customizations in the Core database, you can get a decent result. Before we tackle the WYSIWYG actions, we need to know the commands that Sitecore understands in order to launch the appropriate Publish window.


This is basically doing an Item publish. You have the option of publishing sub items as well. Once the publish is finished, you can see the publishing statistics.


This brings up the publish window. This is the default screen when you hit Publish -> Publish Site (from the Ribbon)



After having done this publish, you are not able to see the publishing stats..


Publish Operations and Messages

To summarize what's being said earlier, this picture shows how each menu item is related to the corresponding message.

Customizing the Context Menu

Switch to the Core Database and browse to the "/sitecore/content/Applications/Content Editor/Context Menues/Default" folder and create a new Menu item  ( Template Path : /sitecore/templates/System/Menus/Menu item). You can re-order existing menu items to your liking. For your new menu item, choose a display name (in my case , its "Publish Item"), an icon and finally the message (in my case, I've used item:publish(id=$Target)). All you now have to do is to switch back to the master base and view the result. Simple !!! :)





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