2.6. Scheduling of editions

Scheduling is used in channels to decide which edition to display. This only applies to channels in scheduled editions mode.

Editions are inextricably linked to its channel. Each edition must belong to a channel. To use a real world analogy, it doesn't make sense that a newspaper issue can exist if it doesn't belong to a newspaper publication.

Each edition has a Schedule For property, which schedules when that edition will be shown as the current edition of its channel. When a visitor to your website “views” a channel, they will see the most recent published edition for that channel. This is how ProsePoint accomplishes scheduling of editions in an easy, intuitive way.

Here is an example scenario.

Let's pretend it is September 4th 2008, and you are the owner of MyLocal Daily, a daily newspaper website. You have already decided on the stories that will be published on September 5th and 6th, so you have two editions, MyLocal Daily (September 5th) and MyLocal Daily (September 6th), created and ready to go.

The Schedule For of MyLocal Daily (September 5th) is September 5th, and the Schedule For of MyLocal Daily (September 6th) is September 6th.

Tomorrow comes around, and it is September 5th. When your website visitors view the MyLocal Daily channel, they are shown MyLocal Daily (September 5th) because that is the most recent edition. MyLocal Daily (September 6th) is in the future so it is not eligible.

Another day passes, and it is now September 6th. When your website visitors view the MyLocal Daily channel, they are shown MyLocal Daily (September 6th) because that is now the most recent edition.

Another day passes, and it is now September 7th. It is also a Sunday, and your newspaper doesn't publish on Sundays. When your website visitors view the MyLocal Daily channel, they are shown MyLocal Daily (September 6th) because that is still the most recent edition.

Note

If you have a news story that is to be shown over several editions, you include the story in those editions.

For example, if you had a news story that you wanted to show on September 5th and 6th, you would include that story in both MyLocal Daily (September 5th) and MyLocal Daily (September 6th).