Staging vs. Published in the CMS

Everything you create, edit, and save in the CMS is done on what is called the Staging Server. This is not visible to the public. The Staging Server allows you to preview content prior to publishing, as well as store web pages in the editing process. Using the book analogy, items on the Staging Server are like drafts of your manuscript saved on your computer.

The Production Server is public-facing and everything you publish is saved here. Think of items on the Production Server as published copies of your book, available at bookstores and the library.

When viewing your web pages, you may toggle between staging and production.


The Preview page is a copy on staging.

 While View as Published shows the copy on production.



Also remember when you are selecting images or links, you will need to ensure you are selecting from the Staging environment.

Items that do not appear under production have not been published and are not live on the website.

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