Your Guestbook application creates guestbooks and entries that are immediately published when they’re saved. Sites constantly change, however, so it’s crucial to have an area where updates can be planned and tested before publishing to your audience. Staging enables changing your Site behind the scenes without affecting the live Site. When you’re done, you can publish all the changes at once.
Next, you’ll implement Staging support in your Guestbook app so its entries can be tracked during the Staging phase of your publishing process.
Export/Import facilitates extracting data so it can be imported into another Liferay Portal installation. Behind the scenes, Export/Import is used during the Staging process. When publishing your staged content to the live Site, you’re essentially importing content from the staged Site and exporting it to the live Site. Since the Export/Import framework is programmatically similar to Staging, you can implement it with Staging.
Ready to support Staging in your Guestbook app?