Create CMS Test or Sandbox Area
It is very dangerous practice to be making changes in the editor that are immediately going live once they are saved. Please create a test region for the CMS editor so we can do our changes, see how they look and/or fix mistakes (spelling, font, blowing up pictures). Once we are all set, then hit a Publish button that will upload the files to production. It looks unprofessional when a client or visitor sees a WIP page in production. Thanks.
I would like to see a developer mode that allows changes to site to be made without them publishing strait away. Example... Reskin a home page and interior pages without the website seeing the changes until i say so. But fully editable and viewable by the developer working on the project.
I think everyone would like to have the option to build a test environment that can show exactly what the site would look like prior to publishing. This is not an option when redesigning the entire site. The Primary navigational buttons will not show up until you go public with the site. This really helps when trying to test the site internally and get valuable input from various sources prior to going public.
I think it would be extremely helpful to have an area where you can create new pages and modules without haviing them go live. Also to go along with this would be the ability to share these pages with others to get approval before they go live.
This feature is currently in BETA.
Melissa (Hubspot user) commented
Just wanted to add my name to the pot, so that Hubspot hopefully understands how crucial this is and to how many people. Any news on a rollout date? ETA? Thanks!
Is there a timeline for this feature? It is HUGE lack now.
Is the BETA version available to anyone? Partners? We are trying to onboard new dev resources and obviously can not have them learning in editors of live sites.
How can this be elevated? You team always to post here and things will be addressed - this conversation started in 2012.
Don Wong commented
Hi, I'm also interested to know what the status is of this feature. Thanks.
Very interested in an update on this. Is this Beta version available to partners?
Tim Chingos commented
For everyone comment here I'm guessing there are 10 people who aren't commenting. This is a big deal. Please do what you can to prioritize this.
Aaron Ransley commented
I am curious about a solution or workaround that addresses the need to stage global style changes, toggling options that have sweeping effects, etc. I am currently working with a team to rework a software vendor's Web presence and content architecture. Since they are currently using HubSpot 'Site Pages' in a production capacity, I cannot figure a way to make changes via the 'Design Manager' and stage them at a separate URL for client verification. Instead, visitors receive half-baked design implementations, etc.
Would it be possible to work around this by cloning a current HubSpot account to a new staging URL, and manually copying content between the two accounts to achieve a kind of hacked up deployment workflow?
This is CRUCIAL, so glad there is some movement on this. Besides the hindrance of slow or interrupted internet connections, working on a live environment is never a good idea. Looking forward to this!
Since the post/answer from Admin this past June, are there any updates? We are in the process of a redesign using one of Hubspot's templates and need a testing area to develop it.
Recently had this problem with a website redesign. Our roundabout way of addressing this issue was cloning the CSS file and every single template.
Chris Davis commented
Any update on this? We have multiple clients that are already on the COS and want to do completely new website designs.
Michelle Alexander commented
Any update on this? I assumed it existed until seeing this string.
Gregg Makuch commented
Agreed - this is critical to assuage UI / UX concerns, especially on any changes that are a bit more than cosmetic.
M Warner commented
Any idea when this will be rolled out HubSpotter?
Not only a great suggestion but also important one.
We are continuously making minor but significant improvement to our blog, and design and develop on the live site is far from perfect.
If I could, I would have giving more than 3 votes.
agree - please work to provide this functionality
Big issue with this not being in existent. First, I've noticed that changes to pages on the COS after hitting just "Save" go live when you should have to push "Update". Second, once someone is on the COS, if they wanted to update their website design, currently I don't know of a way to do that without things being live right away. Hopefully this will be rolled out SOON!
Has this been implemented yet? This is a huge issue if not, thanks.
Any update on this functionality? The last update was over a year ago. Thanks!
I completely agree. Having done websites and web applications for almost 20 years, I am amazed that Hubspot does not offer any way to implement a site redesign without the work-in-progress being viewable to users of my client's website. This is a serious oversight that must be addressed if hubspot hopes to be a widespread CMS/COS solution.