There are a couple of steps to keep in mind when getting (changes in) your content live:

  1. Add metadata
  2. Commit
  3. Release
  4. Send your release request to the Minddistrict Sevicedesk

1. Add metadata

It's important to add metadata to every piece of content you create. The metadata is information about the content that the therapist or client can read about in the catalogue. You can add metadata in the metadata menu on the left side of the screen.  

2. Commit

In order to add your work to the CMS system, you need to commit your changes. Do this at least once a day. After you have saved your document, you go to the tab 'version control'. When you open this tab you can see a couple of things:

StatusYou will only see this if you made changes. So it shows if you made any changes or not. Under Status you can see a couple of things:

Modified: Here you can see which content you have changed. For example: document or result.
Added: Here you can see which resources you have added.
Modifications: Here you can see all the changes you have made after your last commit.
  • In red you can see the content you have removed.
  • In green you can see the content you have added.
HistoryHere you can see all the changes made in the past;
  • Who did the commit.
  • When the commit was done.
  • What commit message was written.

Next to the information on the 'Version control' tab you can also find some buttons here:

  • Commit: add your work to the CMS system.
  • Revert: withdraw the changes you saved after your last commit. All you have changed will be changed back to how it was.
  • Release: add the document to the application so end users can use this. Only a release manager can use this functionality and it will only be visible after committing your changes.

If you are happy with the changes you see in the modifications, you can commit. You are asked to write a commit message. In this, you write as exact as possible what you have changed in the document. This makes documentation on the release much easier (you can see exactly who changed what when and for what reason).

3. Release

Before Minddistrict can activate your content, it needs to be released in the CMS. Only people with the role of 'release manager' can do this. If you don't have this role, check which of your colleagues is responsible for releasing content. If you are release manager, follow these steps:

  1. Within the document or template, click ‘version control’ on the left side of your screen.
  2. Use the button ‘release’ at the top right of the page. Don’t see this button yet? That means there are uncommitted changes. Please ask the editor to commit these changes.
  3. Write a release message (be aware that this message may become visible to end users!).

Important! You should release every piece of content in your release request. This means every template, including ALL underlying documents! So check them all before going to step 4!

4. Publish and activation

Is the content committed and released? The release manager should publish the content.

What happens after you publish content?

  • New content: the content is available after the Service Desk has activated it for you on your requested platforms. 
  • Updated content: the changes will be applied immediately to all platforms where this content has already been activated


Do you want to activate new content or have existing content activated on more platforms? Or have content removed from your platform(s)?

Send an email to the Minddistrict Servicedek with the following information:

  1. The URL(s) of the platforms
  2. The IDs of the content
  3. Do you want the content activated or deactivated?