Tip: Manage Content in "Staging" Channels before moving to Shared Channel

A recommended workflow for simplifying the preparation of content by using separate Channels before moving to shared Channel

Use a "staging" Channel

Instead of indexing directly into the Channel where content will ultimately be shared, make a separate Channel and index (or copy or move from an existing Channel) the content there. This way you are only dealing with a small subset of content, making it easier to tag and manage thumbnails. Then move the content to the shared Channel when ready.


That's it! The tags and thumbnails follow the content to any Channel where the content resides, so the content comes into the shared Channel ready to go.