Page Expiration: Time Sensitive Pages the Easy Way
In the Kenyon CMS, Page Expiration is the ability to define a start date and end date for a page to be public. This is especially useful for lists of events and time sensitive information.
A benefit of using Page Expiration for time sensitive pages is that you needn't touch the page at all on those all important start and end dates. The CMS does it all for you.
Page expiration is best used for announcements, not event calendars. If you have events, please enter them in the Kenyon Event Calendar and contact firstname.lastname@example.org about getting an automated calendar feed to your page.
Note: Page expiration doen't allow for repitition. If you have an even that comes up the same time every year, you will still have to edit the page once a year -- you just don't necessarily have to be around to publish the page on the exact date that it goes up.
Right-click on the name of your page in the Site Tree.
Choose Properties from the menu that pops up
You will see a grey box with three tabs (screen shot). Click on the System Attributes tab.
The top part of this box, called Page Lifetime is where you'll enter the start and end times for your page.
Check the checkbox by Start Time, End Time, or both, depending on what you plan to enter.
Enter your times
Click on the number you want to change, then type in the value you wish to replace it with. For example, if the date currently displayed in the box is 10/13/2004, you might click on the 13 and type in 14.
Click on the arrow to the left of the date to see a calendar. Click on a day to choose it. (Note: you can only change the date, not the time, using this method)
After you've selected the start and end dates that you want, click OK. The dates will be applied.
Make sure your page is saved, checked in, and marked for publish so that the dates may take effect.
Be incredibly careful when you copy a page chunk! If Page Expiration was set on the original page, it will also be set on the copy of the page.
Only use Page Expiration when you truly need to, as it can cause a performace hit to the site as a whole.
Only apply expiration to page chunks (link set entries, links, and anchors).
Pages set up for Page Expiration still need to be marked for publish and checked in.
Make sure that your Start Time is before your End Time when you use both.
Make sure that you double-check your times before you OK them, especially if you want your change to occur at midnight -- the CMS automatically changes AM to PM if you type 12 as the hour, so you'll have to change that back before you OK your change.