Update a File

Open the file you want to update and in the Actions Menu select one of the following options:

Actions Descriptions
Draft Saves a file on the back end without publishing it to the front end
Stage a File Saves the file and publishes it to the staging server (if one is being used)
Publish a File Saves the file and pushes the file to the live website
Copy a File Creates a duplicate of a file
Move a File Moves a file to a new location
Delete a File Removes a file permanently from the CMS
Add to Group Adds a file to a file group
Archive History A directory of previous versions of a file that can be used to roll back changes

Meta Information

All Solodev files have the meta data tab. This is where you can define meta attributes for each file. Meta keywords and meta data help to optimize your site's visibility in search engine results.

Meta Information

Meta Information Fields

Field Description
Title The title of the file as it will be displayed on both the back and front end
Publish Date The date you would like the file to be published
Expire Date The date you would like the file to be pulled from your website
Rank The ranking of your file (1, 2, 3) relative to other files
Description A description of the contents of the file
Meta Keywords Keywords attached to the file that will help improve SEO
Meta Description A description of the file that will help improve SEO


Assignments are a built-in feature that make collaboration and workflow easier. It provides the ability for admins to assign tasks to users related to specific resources in Solodev, update the status of the assignment, and comment on the assignment, all in an activity grid that displays the history of the work that has been done on the resource. This provides for a more productive, collaborative process and allows your team to communicate within Solodev.

In Solodev files there is a 'Feedback' feature that allows you to do just that. As you can see in the screenshot below, you can add notes, dates, hours spent, attach files, and most importantly, add an assignment to another user to complete on that file.

Click the Submit button and the file will have an assignment and an assignee associated with it. This feature is great for people collaborating on anything from marketing documents to content files. In the example below, the marketing associate named Brody has been tasked to update content on index.html.

The screenshot below shows how it looks now that an assignment has been submitted.

When the user logs into Solodev CMS they will see the following on their dashboard. When they click on that file under tasks it will direct him to the file.

The user simply clicks on the Feedback tab to see what is required on the file as shown below.

Once the user has updated the content of the file they can toggle to the feedback tab to leave a comment and mark the task complete.

Click Submit and the admin will be notified of the completed task along with the note from the user.


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