Create a staged version of blog

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I would like to redesign my blog. Content staging doesnt seem to be available for blogs, or maybe not available for hubspot basic. how can i make a copy of my blog so i can test out new templates?

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Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @mrspabs

 

Unfortunatly, blogs can not be staged currently. 

 

The way we go about it is to create a new test blog in blog settings, hide it from Google, copy some blog post over to it, then develop and test the new templates there. 

 

Hope this helps.

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @mrspabs

 

Unfortunatly, blogs can not be staged currently. 

 

The way we go about it is to create a new test blog in blog settings, hide it from Google, copy some blog post over to it, then develop and test the new templates there. 

 

Hope this helps.

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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Unfortantely the accepted solution is no longer sufficent because if you are using hubspot search, the test blog (and all it's posts) will show up in live hubspot search results on your site. Just hiding the blog from via robots.txt also won't prevent the test blog posts from being automatically added to the sitemap xml.

 

Hubspot really needs to make a first-class way to do this, rather than janky workarounds that are error prone.

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While there is no straight-forward method for staging your blog like in content staging for site pages and landing pages, there is actually a simple workaround.

 

1.) Go into Settings > Domains & URLs > Advanced options and turn on "Display System Domain" 

 

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2.) Go to Blog settings under Website and select your blog to stage

 

3.) Change blog root URL to the system domain (should end with hs.sites.com)

 

4.) Publish your blog posts and you should then be able to view your blog homepage and individual posts

 

*Note that once your website is ready to push live, you must go back and switch the blog root URL back to the correct domain.

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