Projects (previously known as publication groups) are an important part of Foleon. In this article, we’ll talk about how you work with them, what their settings are, and how to manage them.

In this article

  • About projects
  • All project settings explained
  • Managing projects
  • Moving a publication to a different project

About projects

With Foleon, every publication you create is part of a project. Each project has its own settings: a hostname, Google Analytics code, and default logos. These settings apply to all publications within a project.

Read more about what projects are in our article: Foleon terminology.

Aside from these settings, a project also has an archive. This archive contains all publications of that project. Visitors to your publications will be able to access different published publications within a project through each publication’s navigation bar. However, you can turn this off through each publication’s settings.

On your dashboard, you’ll find a drop-down with all your projects. In this drop-down, you’re able to create new projects. By default, the drop-down is set to ‘Show all projects’. If you select a project from the list, your publication overview will only show publications in that project.

All project settings explained

Once you’ve selected a project (previously known as publication groups) from the list, you can change its settings via the gear icon next to the projects drop-down.

Here you'll see the different project settings:

Let’s dive into what the different project settings mean and what they can do:

The hostname
By default, your publications will be visible on:

https://account-alias.foleon.com/project-alias/publication-alias/page-alias

Depending on your license, you can also choose to publish on your own root domain or subdomain. All publications within a project are published on the same hostname and can be accessed individually through their unique identifier (the publication alias).

Read more about the hostname in our article: Hosting Foleon publications.

Google Analytics code
Our platform offers built-in reporting that gives you access to the most important performance metrics on your content. However, if you’re looking for more granular data, you can also keep track of your publications’ performance with Google Analytics by inserting your Google Analytics tracking ID.

Logos
Logos are an important part of your project settings. You have 3 options:

  1. The ‘Logo’ image will be displayed in the navigation bar.
  2. The ‘Icon’ image will be displayed in the browser tab.
  3. The ‘Loader’ image is coming soon.

Read more about Google Analytics in our article: Connecting Google Analytics to your Foleon publications.

Project name
The project name is only visible in our platform to help you stay organised.

Project alias
The project alias is used in preview URLs. If you’re not using your own root domain or subdomain, it is also in published URLs.

Important note: All of these project settings apply to every publication within a project. If you’ve made changes to your project settings, you’ll have to republish all previously published publications within that project to set your changes live for each publication. 

Managing projects

Next to the gear icon that opens a project’s settings, you’ll find a trash can icon that lets you to delete a project and all publications within that project.

It’s important to realise that when you delete a project, all publications in that project (including all form submissions and publication metrics) will also be deleted. These will no longer be accessible in the editor or on their respective (preview or published) URLs. Deleting a project or a publication cannot be undone.

Important note: if you’re planning to delete a project that contains published publications, make sure you set them offline first. Otherwise, they will remain online. Read more about setting a publication offline in our article: About publication context menus > Online.

Depending on your license and purchased products, once you’ve published a publication in a project, you might not be able to publish in other projects unless you purchase an additional project.

Read more about purchasing projects in our article: Using our online store.

Once you’ve purchased a project (or single publication) it will be consumed and tied to the next project you publish in that doesn’t contain any published publications.

Moving a publication to another project

If you want to move a publication from one project to another, you can do that through each publication’s publishing settings. In your publication overview, open the publication you want to move to a different project. In the editor, click on the Settings drop-down in the top right and select Publication settings.

Next, click on Publishing settings. Under Hosting, you’ll see the project you’re publishing in. 

Select the project you want this publication to be part of and click Save.

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