One of the best features of BoldGrid is the Staging option. Staging is a basically a location created to hold a second website within the BoldGrid Administrative interface. Staging allows you to create a new or “staged” site while still have an “Active” or “live” site. This means you can work on building your new BoldGrid site without removing your current WordPress website. It’s important to remember that the Staging site is not visible to the public. We will go over the general steps to use Staging to build another website.
Installing the Staging Site
The first step in using the Staging option is to install it. NOTE: The Staging site cannot be installed until after an Active site has already been installed.
- Log into your website admin interface.
- In the menu at left, click on Inspirations
You will see the available Inspirations that you can select. Pick an Inspiration that you want to use.
In the top left-hand corner you will see three choices for Pagesets that can be used with the Inspiration. Select the Pageset that you wish to use.
- In the top right-hand corner, click on the Next button.
At this point you will see the options to make the Inspiration you have selected as your website (the active site), or you can make it your Staging site. Click on second radial button in order to select the Staging option.
You will see the Inspiration being installed.
Once the installation is complete you will see a “Congratulations” screen. You can click on the link to view the Inspiration as it appears on the front end, or you can click on the button labeled Customize. This is the next phase of the BoldGrid site development. You can click on the Customizer Guide for more information.
How to Edit/Customize the Staging Site
When you have the Staging Site loaded, you can edit a few different ways. You can edit its Pages, or you can use the Customize option to modify the Staging site as needed.
The pages of a staging site can be edited by simply clicking on Pages in the menu at left, and then editing the pages or adding the pages of the development group labeled Staging.
How to See the Staging Site
Finally, the last step in seeing the staging site is by clicking the on title bar in the Admin Menu, and then click on Staging site. This will bring up the staging site so that you can view your changes.