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    Website Builder staging

    I am trying out the Website Builder with the free 30 day trial. Is there a staging area?

    And if so, how do I access it?

    Thank you

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    @AuntFrahn 

     

    W+M does not have a separate staging area like, for example, WordPress.   However, a new feature was recently added that gives you the ability to Unpublish your site to work on it if you so choose.  Coming Soon is then displayed over your header image (which you can change).

     

    You can read about that here.  HTH! 😉

     

    Judith
    "No guts, no story." ~ Chris Brady

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    Well, it depends on what you mean by staging area.  Because the editor itself could be seen as a staging area, though not as robust as what is available with the Managed WordPress plans.

     

    If you have an existing website you can keep your domain there and set up the website builder on a free temporary domain to test it out.

     

    After you Publish the website you can continue to make changes in the editor, then those wouldn't go to the live website until you Publish again.

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    Hi @AuntFrahn. With a Websites + Marketing plan, your changes in the editor are saved automatically. Once you're ready for your changes to be live, you can publish the website. If you need to reverse the change, there is a History feature under your Settings that can roll back any changes made since the last backup. Hope that helps. 

     

    JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.

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    Super User 2020

    @AuntFrahn 

     

    W+M does not have a separate staging area like, for example, WordPress.   However, a new feature was recently added that gives you the ability to Unpublish your site to work on it if you so choose.  Coming Soon is then displayed over your header image (which you can change).

     

    You can read about that here.  HTH! 😉

     

    Judith
    "No guts, no story." ~ Chris Brady

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. That is good news!

    Thank you so much.

    Well, I thought it was a good solution until I realized my site would not be available 24/7. Not really a good solution, but it is something, I suppose.

    Thanks.

    Well, it depends on what you mean by staging area.  Because the editor itself could be seen as a staging area, though not as robust as what is available with the Managed WordPress plans.

     

    If you have an existing website you can keep your domain there and set up the website builder on a free temporary domain to test it out.

     

    After you Publish the website you can continue to make changes in the editor, then those wouldn't go to the live website until you Publish again.

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    OK. I am still on the free trial.

    From what I remember in WordPress, I had to "publish" to save my new changes in the staging area.

    Is there a "save" instead of publish?

    Hi @AuntFrahn. With a Websites + Marketing plan, your changes in the editor are saved automatically. Once you're ready for your changes to be live, you can publish the website. If you need to reverse the change, there is a History feature under your Settings that can roll back any changes made since the last backup. Hope that helps. 

     

    JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.

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    Thank you!