How to unpublish the item in sitecore..

HI Friends, this is very common requirement to
delete/unpublish the item from target database in sitceore.
Sometimes business user come to technical team and asks to
quickly remove the page/Item from web/Target database. So the question comes in
mind how? So here i am highlighting some approaches to unpublish the item
from target database.

Approach 1. Change publishing setting to never publish

Steps:
  1. Go to the item that wishes to unpublished:
  2. Check the standard field checkbox in view tab in stecore ribbon.
  3. Go to publishing section
  4. Select never publish check boxW3
  5. Publish the item (with smart publish)
  6. Item will delete/Unpublished from target database
  7. See the screen shot below for reference:

                             

 

Approch 2. Change publishing Restriction setting

 In this approach we
will change publish restriction setting of item
Steps:
  1. Go to the item
  2. Go to Publish tab > Change button >
  3. Unselect publishable checkbox > Ok>
  4. Publish the item (with smart publish)
  5. Item will delete/Unpublished from target database
  6. See the screen shot below for reference:



Approch 3. Through Unpublish Field under Publishing section

 In this approach, we
will delete/unpublish the item from unpublish field provided in publishing
section, kindly follow the below steps to unpublish the item from this approaches:
Steps:
  1. Go to the item that wishes to unpublished:
  2. Check the standard field checkbox in view tab in stecore ribbon.
  3. Go to publishing section
  4. Go to Publish Field, Click on Clear button in publish field, if any value exists.
  5. Go to UnPublish Field and click  on Now button
  6. Publish the item (with smart publish)
  7. Item will delete/Unpublished from target database
  8. See the screen shot below for reference:

Approch 4. Delete the Item from Target Database

 This is just straight forward approach, sometime the
situation occur,  when we need to
delete/unpublish the item without running the publishing wizard, in that case
we can directly delete the item from target database.
Steps
  1. Change the database > using database selector or from query string (append this on end of the url “&database =web”)
  2. Select the items that need to delete
  3. Delete the item

Note: One problem
that I can see with the approach 4 is that, the item will delete in the target
database but still exist in the Index file (Lucene or solr) and item can searchable
through search.
The solution is to
delete the item from index as well; you can follow my one of the blog for the
same solution http://sitecoresolution.ashishbansal.digital/2016/04/delete-sitecore-item-from-solr-index.html
I hope you this
article will help you.

You can connect me on
twitter @sitecore_ashish
Happy UnPublishing 🙂

One Reply to “Different way to unpublish the item in sitecore”

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