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Today’s enterprises generate an enormous amount of content. You can use advanced publishing tools to make the content available for users.

Staging is an important way to do this. The concept of staging is simple: you can modify your site behind the scenes and then publish all your updates in one shot. You don’t want users seeing your web site change before their eyes as you’re modifying it, do you? The staging environment lets you make changes to your site in a specialized staging area that’s linked to a production environment. Typically the staging site is used only by content editors and site administrators, while the production environment is public. Content is published from staging to production all at once.

Site administrators can set up their staging environments locally or remotely. With Local Live staging, your staging environment and live environment are hosted on the same server. Remote Live staging has the staging and live environments on separate servers. You’ll learn more about the differences between these two staging environments and how to enable them for your portal instance.

You can also leverage the Page Versioning feature. This feature works with both Local Live and Remote Live staging and lets site administrators create multiple variations of staged pages. This allows several different versions of sites and pages to be developed at the same time. Variations can be created, merged, and published using a Git-like versioning system. In the next section, you’ll jump in to see how to enable staging.

Enabling Staging

You have two different ways to set up staging: Local Live and Remote Live. Whether you enable Local Live or Remote Live staging, the interface for managing and publishing staged pages is the same....

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Publishing Staged Content Efficiently

Now that you understand how staging works, you’ll dive deeper into the publication process and some prerequisites you should follow before publishing. By understanding how the process works, you...

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Using the Staging Environment

After enabling staging (either Local Live or Remote Live) for a site, you’ll notice additional options provided on the top Control Menu (Staging Bar) and also in the menu to the left. These new...

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Disabling Staging

Disabling staging doesn’t take a lot of steps, but should not be done lightly. It’s important to know the consequences of turning the staging environment off so you can decide if your circumstances...

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Publishing Single Assets From a Staged Site

Sometimes, stepping through the entire publication process is not necessary and can be overkill. For example, What if you created a web content article and want only to publish it and nothing else?...

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Organizing Pages for Staging

Say you’re working on a product-oriented Site where several major changes are required for a page or a set of pages over a short period of time. You must work on multiple versions of the Site at...

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Managing Permissions

The staging environment has many different options for building and managing a Site and its pages. Sometimes administrators want to limit access to staging’s subset of powerful features. A Role...

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Scheduling Web Content Publication

Liferay’s WEM lets you define when your content goes live. You can determine when the content is displayed, expired, and/or reviewed. This is an excellent way to keep your Site current and free...

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