Un-publishing: steps

Applicable to: All assets

Goal: Remove assets from a web server.

You may wish to remove a page or file from a web server without deleting it from Cascade. This can be achieved by un-publishing it.

Un-publishing a page does NOT delete it from the CMS. Assets must be specifically deleted to be removed completely.

PLEASE NOTE: Most UCOP content editors do not have permission to access the published area/production server, and thus are not able to publish or unpublish to or from the live website. Please contact the help team at cascadehelp@ucop.edu and ask them to perform these actions for you.


  1. Navigate within Cascade to the asset you would like to un-publish.

  2. Click the More tab and then click Unpublish from the dropdown menu.

    Finding the Unpublish option

  3. Review the Destinations section carefully. Most content editors will have only one publishing destination listed here ("Publish to QA at Waswebq01"). To un-publish from the QA server, make sure this destination is checked.

    unpublish tab

  4. Submit the page to confirm.

    Cascade will display a message at the bottom of the screen confirming the process was started successfully.

  5. In a web browser, go to the QA site (https://qa.ucop.edu/) and confirm that the asset(s) were successfully removed. You may need to refresh or restart your browser to get the changes to appear.