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Deleting a File (Document or Image)

Overview

When you no longer need a document or image in your web site, the best practice is to delete it in Cascade. This is a good practice for two reasons:

  • Old documents and images will no longer show up in search.
  • Removing unwanted documents and images will keep the server "clean," helping in performance.

Some Relationships Just Have to End

Before deleting a document or image, you need to make sure all links (referred to as relationships in Cascade) to them have been removed. If the relationship comes from another site within Cascade, contact the web content editor in that department and ask them to remove the link.

Deleting Doesn't Necessarily Unpublish

When you delete a document or image in Cascade, it does not unpublish it from the production server. This is because there are no workflows assigned to the delete process. However, we do periodically clean the production server by deleting the "orphaned" files. If you have a document or image that needs to be removed from the production server immediately, send an email to webteam@ung.edu. We can delete the document or image for you, which unpublishes it from the production server as well.

Objective

Learn how to delete a document or image from Cascade.

Cascade is not...

a file server. We need to keep the server as clean as possible to help in performance. Regularly delete your unused files in Cascade.

Instructions

  1. In the left panel, go to "_uploads/files" and locate the document you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the document to select it.
Locating and selecting the document to be deleted.
  1. In the right panel, click the "Relationships" tab.
  2. If there are any relationships listed, go to those pages and remove any links to the documents.
  3. If there are no relationships, the document is ready to be deleted.
The relationships tab in the right panel.
  1. In the right panel, click the "More" tab.
  2. On the popup, click "Delete."
The More tab with the popup for the Delete option in the right panel.
  1. When ready, click the "Submit" button to finish the deletion process.

The final step, the Submit button, to finish deleting a document.

Note: This only deletes it from Cascade. If the document has been published, it will still be on the production server. We periodically clean up the production server which should take care of "orphan" documents. However, they may still be found by search engines until then.

  1. In the left panel, go to "_uploads/images" and locate the image you wish to delete.
  2. Click on the image to select it.
Location of image file in left panel
  1. In the right panel, click the "Relationships" tab.
  2. If there are any relationships listed, go to those pages and remove any links to the image.
  3. If there are no relationships, the image is ready to be deleted.
The relationships tab
  1. In the right panel, click the "More" tab.
  2. On the popup, click "Delete."
The More tab with the popup showing the Delete option
  1. When ready, click the "Submit" button to finish the deletion process.

The final step, the Submit button, to finish deleting a document.

Note: This only deletes it from Cascade. If the image has been published, it will still be on the production server. We periodically clean up the production server which should take care of "orphan" images. However, they may still be found by search engines until then.

  • Access as a web editor to your site.
  • Cascade: Basic I training.
  • The name of the file you need to delete.

Keep in Mind

  • All relationships to a document or image need to be removed before deleting the file.
  • Deleting does not unpublish it from the production server (our periodic cleanup of the production server will remove it).
  • There are no workflows for deleting a document or image.

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Summary

Last Updated

1/7/2016

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