Pushing a Staging Site into Production – Convert to a Live Site
Category:Tutorials | Last modified: January 19, 2022
Pressable currently does not offer functionality to “push” a staging into a production site. To convert to a live site, we recommend replacing your current, live site with the cloned (staging) version. You may have already created a clone for the sake of testing changes such as a new design, new features, etc.
If you need to know how to create a clone, see our knowledge base article here.
Step One: Delete domain from live site
Your custom domain can only function on one website. So the first step is to login to MyPressable and go to the settings of the live site you are replacing. Navigate to the “Domains” tab. Then click the trash icon to remove the domain. Be sure to remove both the www version and the non-www version.
Step Two: Add the domain to the cloned site
Return to “My Sites” and go to the settings of your site clone. Scroll down to “Domains” and add your domain name to the clone. Be sure to add both the www and non-www version of the domain.
If you do not see a Domains area on your cloned site, that means the installation is a staging area. It must first be converted to a “Live Site” so that a domain can be added to it. This site will then be counted against your total site count.
Your clone site is now your live site; however, we are not quite done yet:
If your domain is pointed to Pressable using nameservers, then you should be all set. It might take a few minutes to be reflected in your browser.
If your domain is pointed to Pressable using an A record. There’s likely one more step. If your domain is pointed this way you’ll need to verify that it’s pointing to the correct IP address. You’ll find your IP address is in the same section in the my.pressable.com control panel where you assigned your domain name. If this IP address is different than the old site’s IP (it most likely will be), you’ll need to update the A record with your DNS host to make sure it’s pointing to the new IP address. View the article on how to point your domain name to Pressable here.
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