Page tree

Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Comment: Migrated to Confluence 5.3

Vocabularies that are created and/or edited in the vocabulary editor are not available to the public until they are formally published.  Once published they are accessible for the public to view without restriction at


Only users in a Vocabulary Manager role are able to publish vocabularies

To publish the production copy of a vocabulary:

Open the vocabulary details

Go to the Export tab 

Click on the Taxonomy as Explorer Published Version link

A form will be displayed, complete the form as follows:

Short ID:  This is an id that is used to generate URIs. It should be short and contain only alphanumeric characters (for example: cast or envthes).*

Display name: This is a plain-language name of the vocabulary

Description: This is a plain language short précis of the content of the vocabulary.

Click Publish.  If publication is successful you will get a confirmation message.


If you are publishing a changes to an existing vocabulary ensure you use the SAME Short ID to overwrite the existing copy.
If you use a different ID, instead of overwriting the vocabulary, a copy will be published


To check that the vocabulary has been published correctly, go to - your vocabulary should be shown in the list.


You can delete a vocabulary from the public vocabulary server by unpublishing (restricted to CEH vocabulary managers).