I’m going to rebuild a client site completely new with F3 and Alloy.
All this behind the existing site. Let’s say https://sitename/sandbox/…
I never did this before and I fear, that all the links of the Blog, which I will set up under the name of for example “editorialoffice” will be broken, when I go live under the name of the site - https://sitename and leave the sandbox.
Is there any trick to prevent the links from loosing their connections?
One suggestion with a staging site - if you can use a sub-domain (sandbox.sitename.com), it will keep all your relative links if you’re linking form page to page on your site, whereas if you use sitename/sandbox, you’d need to re-link everything. Hopefully that makes sense, I don’t think I explained it very well…
This won’t help with your Alloy posts, though, I don’t think. I had the same question previously and they won’t automatically move over. So I did a couple of posts for layout / testing and then just recreated them on the live site
for the reason, that nobody else answers to the post, I think you’re right.
I thought about the sandbox.sitename.com thing, but came to the same result, that all
has to be relinked.
But as I read your answer I got an idea how to solve this problem.
I’ll gonna build the page “editorialoffice” and uncheck Show in navigation in the Inspectors General Settings. Then I can play around, test anything and when it’s time to go live I just have to check Show in navigation back on and everything will work.
All the other content is not that difficult to rebuild because there are no critical links like in a Blogpage. So this can be done within some hours. for this I can do a maintanance page.
Alloy is content agnostic. I just have a test domain and populate the posts with Loren ipsum text and images etc. test it and see how the blog page looks as well as the editor page. Once I like it I just copy and past the needed stacks to the page I want to go live and point alloy to the post folder and image-upload folder. As well as the blog page for that site.
For I will not build the site completely new in F3, because I learned, that the Sort-Stack is not in F3, and there is no equivalent to Sort, I have to stay with F2. I will do it like uncheck the Show in navigation. This will be the best and fastest way to get the job done. Thanks to all