Setting Component Publishing Properties

Publishing refers to the general availability of the component. Only published components can be visible, i.e., be actually online. For components to be visible in the storefront, the publishing period and the visibility period and priority must match.
  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Components.
    This opens the Components list view.
  2. Click the publishing date of the component you intend to edit.
    This opens the Properties tab of the detail view.
  3. Set the publishing status and period as required.
    Select the radio button of the intended status, and specify the Published from and Published until dates and times.
    Note: Leaving end date and time blank sets the publishing period to "unlimited".
  4. Click Apply.
    The publishing status and period are set immediately.

The visibility of a component, i.e., the availability of the component within a slot when explicitly assigned, is controlled via the page variant management. For details about how to set the visibility, see Setting Component Visibility.