Maintenance guide

Creating a new issue


  • Cover image (min 800px high).
  • One image from the issue’s ‘Editorial’ (min 600px x 350px), plus the Editorial DOI.
  • Images for each ‘featured’ article (min 600px x 350px), plus a list of titles, authors, descriptions/short abstracts and DOIs.
  • Images for each Project Gallery and Review article (min 400px x 250px) , plus a list of titles, authors, descriptions/short abstracts (for PG articles only) and DOIs.

Note that no updating of the ‘Latest issue’ page is required.  This is automatically updated direct from the Cambridge Core website.


Step 1 – Creating a new issue

  1. Log in and click the ‘Add content’ link in the admin header. Choose ‘Antiquity Issue’ from the list. The ’Create Issue’ facility will be displayed.
  2. Before entering any content, it is a good idea to scroll down to the tabs at the foot of the page, click the ‘Publishing options’ tab, then uncheck the ‘Published’ checkbox. This will enable you to work on and save the new issue without it going live.
  3. You may save and leave the issue at any point using the ‘Save’ button at the foot of the page. It is sometimes good practise to save during the creation process to ensure no data is lost if a connection failure happens. If you wish to save and leave the new issue, you can always find it again using the ‘Find content’ link in the admin toolbar.
  4. Enter the issue’s period (eg. 'April 2018'), issue number and volume number, then upload the front cover using the image upload widget.
  5. Enter the issue’s Editorial information. A default description is provided, but you may change this if you wish.
  6. Enter the Featured article information. You may enter as many as you wish by using the ‘Add another item’ button – a total of three to five articles is recommended. Descriptions should be one short sentence. If an article has more than four or five authors, it’s usually best to enter the lead author and click the ‘et al’ checkbox. After making the issue live, you may choose to adjust the description, authors, etc to better use the space available.
  7. Once you are happy with the content, save the issue, ensuring the ‘Published’ checkbox remains unchecked.


Step 2 – Creating new Project Gallery and Review article items

  1. Each Project Gallery and featured Review article needs a content item. Click the ‘Add content’ in the admin header. Choose ‘Antiquity article’ from the list.
  2. If creating these items ahead of the ‘live’ date, then you can also set them to ‘Unpublished’ (see above) to prevent them from appearing in the various lists on the live site.
  3. Choose the type of article at the top of the page, then fill in the Article Details panel below (note that while the ‘Abstract’ box is currently not display front-end, it is good practise to enter an abstract for Project Gallery articles if available – this may be utilised in the future).
  4. Complete the Article Organisation panel with the issue information. You may also define the order in which each article is displayed.
  5. You can ignore the ‘Legacy Info’ drop-down section. Click ‘Save’ at the foot of the page. Do this for each article required.


Step 3 - Book reviews

  1. Since most books that are reviewed are already on the website under 'Books received', the system allows reviews to be associated with these existing content items.  Find the book in question using the 'Books Received' search facility.
  2. Click the small 'Edit book' link to edit the content item.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Review' drop-down tab and fill in the required details.
  4. Repeat for all free book reviews.


Step 4 – Going live

  1. To make the issue live, simply check the ‘Published’ checkbox in the ‘Publishing options’ tab for each article and the main issue content. You may need to refresh the homepage to see the new content.