Version v7.2 Released
First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate the Sitecore Dev team on the new v7.2 release. I’ve been using Sitecore since v6.1 and since then, have developed a modest wish list of features I would have loved to see. I can honestly say, this version is jam-packed with features from that list.
Publish Related Items Feature – Explained
One of those new awesome features is the Publish Related Items feature. What. A. Timesaver.
It’s especially great for rapid development and deployment. Imagine you are developing a new feature.
- You create the template.
- You create the layouts.
- You upload the media.
- You create the content based on the templates, with the mapped layouts in the presentation layer and associate any media in the image files
You want to publish? Before v7.2, you had to publish each one individually. Not that rapidly deployed. Now, with Publish Related Items checked, all those assets associated with the content item you are publishing will get published, including any and all images contained within the content item, layouts, and templates.