We use the staging site to review the design and functionality of your new theme. When it’s time to go live, we’ll rebuild the staging site with a fresh copy of your live site so we don’t lose any of your newer content. Here’s more information on our redesign launch process.
You can make content updates in the following areas, and we’ll ensure they carry forward to the new site launch:
- Key Pages: Homepage, Recipe Index, About, and any other singular pages in the initial review email
- Cultivate Category Pages: You can update the example we built, as well as create more
- Block Areas: Sidebar, After Post, Before Footer, and any other block areas in your theme (Appearance > Block Areas)
- Menus: You can customize all the menus in Appearance > Menus
- Site Options: The Site Options page will let you customize the default image, Top Hat, affiliate disclosure, footer links, and more
Here are a list of items you should not update on staging. You can make updates to all of these on your live site, and those changes will be pulled to the staging site on the launch date.
- Pages: except those noted as “key pages” above
- Categories: We’ll have a plugin like WP Term Images installed on the live site so you can set category images