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Section Packages

Last Modified:
16 Jan 2019
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A Section Package is a type of Package used to export a Branch of the Site Structure, including Subsections, Content, Media Items, and all assets that are used or referenced (Page Layouts, Content Types, Navigation Objects, Lists and Sublists) within the Branch.

Once created, the Package can be imported into the Site Structure of the same or another TERMINALFOUR instance.

Who can use Section Packages?

The minimum user level for Section Packages is an Administrator.

Create a Section Package

To create a Section Package, go to Content > Content Migration > Packages and select Create New Package.

Select "Section" from the Package Type list and click Next.

Screenshot of the Select Package Type screen

Enter the following details:

Name Give the Package a name. This is displayed in the listing on the main Packages page.
Description Give the Package an optional description. This will help you identify it later.

Select the Language(s) of the Sections and Content to export.

Check All Languages to export all languages.

Section Select the Section to export from the Site Structure.

Select Next and wait for the Package to resolve.

Once the Package is resolved, the Package information is displayed, showing all assets that would be exported with the Package. The Report, at the end of the page, details any warnings or errors generated when the Package was created.

Select Next and then click Finish.

The Package has been created and is listed with a status of "Pending", and is now ready to Import or Download:

Screenshot of the Import Section Package screen

If you want to archive or import the Package on another instance of TERMINALFOUR, select Download. This will download a zip file containing the packaged Assets and content.

Import a Section Package

On the Packages listing, select Import from the Actions menu:

Screenshot of the Import Section Packages screen

Destination section Select the Section that you would like to import the Package contents to.
Media category If there is Media within the Package, select the Media Category into which to import.
Asset group
  • Use a current asset group: Select this option to import assets into an existing Group to manage the permissions for the Package contents.
  • Create a new asset group: Select this option to import assets into a new Group 
Channel or microsite

Select the Channel that will be associated with the content that is imported (if content is included in the Package).

Following import, it is possible to Reset Content on the channel, if preferred.

Content type options

Check the Use current Content Types option to re-use existing Content Types. Leave unchecked to create new Content Types.

When re-using existing Content Types, TERMINALFOUR will compare the Content Type name and elements with existing Content Types, and if it matches, will re-use the Content Types. If no match is found, a new Content Type is created.

Select Import Package. Once imported, select All Packages and the Package will now have a status of "Imported".

Navigate to the Site Structure to view the imported section and content.