How can I send an email when specific pages are published

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17 Mar, 2015 07:34 PM

Our PR department would like to be notified when a handful of high profile pages are modified. For example, if a college homepage or a prospective students page is changed. Most live in folders with other content they don't want to be notified about so I don't think a folder level workflow with an email trigger would work. Is there a way to do a workflow for individual pages or some other method I'm not thinking of?

As always, thanks for the help.


  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 18 Mar, 2015 03:07 PM

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    Hi Jeremy,

    Based on your description, it sounds like you are looking for a sort of watching functionality where the user could make subscribe to the the asset(s), or more specifically actions performed on the action. Unfortunately, this behavior is not currently available within Cascade Server.

    If this is something you would like to see implemented in a future release of Cascade Server, I highly recommend posting an suggestion on our Idea Exchange for others to vote up and comment on.

    That being said, I think you can accomplish this using a custom publish trigger, which are executed whenever assets are published. In theory, this publish trigger could look at the asset being published and determine if an email should be sent, and if so send an email.

    Note: the trigger is called for each output and destination available to the asset, so you would want to have this publish trigger ensure only one email is sent. This could be done by checking for a specific output and destination, so essentially the "default output to the main web server."

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


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