I’m currently looking at implementing Publish Now functionality and have been asked about whether it will publish dependent items. For example, if I create a press release, add a new image into the press release and make both press release and image public - can I ‘Publish Now’ the press release and see both the page and image get published?
One post on the forum suggests this is not the case:
If you’re saying that when you “Publish Now” on the Owner (“parent”) in the Relationship, the Dependent (“child”) is not also being published, then the system is working as designed. Demand publishing (“Publish Now”) was specifically designed only to publish the specified Content Item to minimize the load on the system and to minimize interruptions publishing other Editions.
However, I was led to believe this the system should publish dependent items as well if necessary. The CM system 6.6 fact sheet PDF available at percussion.com says:
>> Incremental updates with dependency checks – the system checks for content dependencies and publishes all the pieces needed to make the updates take effect.
So, which is it?