As mentioned in the Tech intro, the staging site is where you get trained and accustomed with the system, where you test, improve, iterate and refine your setup.
As a first step of the deployment phase your team will get a Staging Planet 4 website.
KEY INFO – Should you have a multi-language P4, staging site must be set up and tested in all languages
As detailed in the Implementation work plan, you will have to set up Staging and perform a few activities before accessing your production site
Here you can find a list of all the URLs for all the sites.
Start with a slow intro and feel free to browse around. Log in and take all the time you need to get familiar with the new site.
Super important to get things done properly. Now that you watched the admin training everything should be pretty clear.
You should have done your homework and have all texts in either the content review & migration file or in some google docs of your drive, it’s time to create the pages
The whole point of setting up in staging is to check how the basic setup responds to the different devices. All pages should be tested in different devices (laptop, mobile, tablet) and with different browsers.
KEY INFO – Staging sites are publicly accessible via links, but not crawled by search engines. This makes it easier for you to test your setup on all your devices before setting up PROD.
As described in Migrate content from P3 to P4, this is what will happen:
Once all the steps are completed you are ready to get your Production server and focus on quality content. Bravo!
KEY INFO – Every 1st of each month, a script will automatically sync the database from Production > Staging and Production > Develop. There will not be syncing the other way round though. So, changes in staging and develop will be overwritten. Changes in production will never be overwritten.