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One of the more unique features of BoldGrid is the ability to create a Staging Site. Using this feature allows you to install another BoldGrid Inspiration, modify, and/or develop a new, indepedent website. While your Staging Site is initially launched privately, your Active Site remains online. You can deploy your staging site to replace your active site when you are ready to go live with it. In the guide below are the steps to use the Staging feature of BoldGrid to build another website.

How to Install a Staging Site

In order to utilize the Staging site feature of BoldGrid, you must install a new Inspiration as the Staging site version. Follow the steps below to install a new Inspiration as your Staging site.

  1. BoldGrid Login Page Showing Fields to LoginLog into your BoldGrid Administrative Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Inspirations OptionIn the menu to the left, click on Inspirations.
  3. Browse available Inspirations and then click Select button

    You can scroll to browse the many Inspirations available to install. You can also click on an Inspiration to view a larger preview. Either way, once you find your favorite one, click on the Select button to proceed.

  4. Select Content Options then click Next

    Select the content options you want to install for your selected Inspiration, then click Next.

  5. Fill in Contact detail fields and click Next

    Modify the fields under the Contact tab to customize your website's information. Click Next to proceed.

  6. Select radio button for Make this new Inspiration my Staging website then click Install this website

    Select the radio button next to the option Make this new Inspiration my Staging website. Click Install this website!.

How to Customize Your Staging Site

Once you have your Staging site installed, you can edit its Pages, or you can use the Customizer tool to modify your website further.

  • Hover over Customize then click Staged site

    Hover over Customize from the menu on the left, then click on Staged Site. This will open the Customizer tool to begin modifying your Staging Site.

  • Click on title of page with development group labeled Staging to edit

    The pages of a Staging site can be edited through the Page Editor. Simply click on Pages in the menu to the left, then click on the page title of the development group labeled Staging.

How to View Your Staging Site

Since a Staging site is not live, you can only access it via your BoldGrid Administrative Dashboard. Follow the steps below to view your Staging site.

  1. Fill in these Fields to Log into your BoldGrid Administrative DashboardLog into your BoldGrid Administrative Dashboard.
  2. Simply hover over the website title (ie: Example Site) in the Administrative Menu at the top. Then click on Visit Staging Site. This will open up the Staging site so that you can view your website's new appearance.

How to Deploy Your Staging Site

Once you have installed, modified, and previewed your Staging site, it's time to deploy it. Deploying your Staging site will launch the Staging version of your website and take down your Active site. Follow the steps below to deploy your Staging site with basic options.

  1. BoldGrid Login Page Showing Fields to LoginLog into your BoldGrid Administrative Dashboard.
  2. Hover over Customize then click Deploy Staging Site

    Hover over Customize in the menu to the left, then click on Deploy Staging.

  3. Read over the changes that will occur then click Launch Staging

    A summary of the changes to be made will be displayed. Read over the changes, to ensure you understand the process that will occur. Then simply click the Launch Staging! button.

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