1. Select the item or section you wish to publish. If you are publishing the entire catalog, select the “Catalog” item represented by a small blue book icon. Please note: If this is the first time this catalog is to be published, publish the calendar item without publishing subitems/related items first. Then proceed with publishing the catalog.

     Select Catalog for Publishing

  2. Under the Publish tab, select “Publish”. (The word, not the globe.)

     Publish Button

  3. Then select the drop down “Publish Item”.

     Publish Item Button

  4. The publishing wizard will launch and there are a series of checkboxes present. The first will automatically be selected - this is indicating the action that will take place when publishing.

     Publish Item Window

  5. If you want to include all subitems under the item you have selected for publishing, the "Publish subitems" and "Publish related items" checkboxes need to be checked.  (Please Note: If you are publishing the whole catalog, you want this box checked). Uncheck both of these checkboxes if you wish to just publish the item selected.

     Publish Checkboxes

  6. The first time you publish within the system, you may need to check "English" for the desired publishing language. Click “Publish

     Publish Item English-Publish

  7. You can wait for the item/items to finish publishing and click “Finish”, or you may just close the wizard and it will continue publishing until it is finished. Closing the wizard before the item has finished publishing does not interrupt or interfere with the publishing process.

     When processing, the window will count through the catalog items:

    Publish Processing

    When the job has completed, a brief report will be presented explaining the number of items that have been published, updated, deleted, etc. Items skipped are items that have not changed since the previous publish.

    Publish Completed

Please Note: 

In some cases there will be other items within the publishing queue, which can add time to your publish. In this case, you can close the wizard after clicking publish instead of waiting for it to finish. Once the publish is queued, it will be published and the job completed.

If you are publishing a catalog for the first time and have questions, you can contact SmartCatalog Support to initiate this process for you. Initial publishing can take a little longer than making publishing updates. Please contact if you have any questions.

Only items that have the "Show in navigation" checkbox checked are included/displayed within the navigation menu on the live site.  If this checkbox is unchecked, the item's title will not be readily accessible via the site's navigation menu. If you are reviewing a catalog and notice titles missing from the navigation menu, this would be the first field to inspect when troubleshooting. 

Upon request, our Support Team can provide you with an inclusion report that indicates all items within a specific catalog that are currently excluded from the navigation menu. Our Support Team can also unlock all items in the workflow for review prior to publishing by request. Please reach out to to make these requests when needed.