Giving clients access to update a site

You can share your site with your clients, without them having to create a CloudCannon account and use a seat on your pricing plan.

Go to the Site Settings / Client Sharing section and enter a password:

Screenshot of client sharing password interface

This password can be changed at any time using the same field. Disable client sharing by clicking Turn Off.

Screenshot of client sharing password interface

Send your clients their website URL suffixed with /update (e.g. https://example.com/update) and have them enter the password. You can change this URL subpath in the Client Interface settings.

Screenshot of client sharing login screen

Once they’ve logged in, your client can edit the content on their site without access to the developer features.

Customising the interface

You can change the URL subpath from /update (default) to something else if required (e.g. if your site already has a page located at /update).

You can provide documentation and support URLs. The support URL can be a mailto: link. If set, a button will show in the Client’s view for that link.

The preview URL overrides the link to the live site in the sidebar and header. This is useful for sites hosted externally or with redirects.

To change these settings:

  1. Go to the Site Settings / Client Sharing section
  2. Click the Settings tab
  3. Enter the desired URLs (all are optional)
  4. Click Update Settings
Screenshot of Client Sharing settings interface

Mobile App

You can give your clients or team members a mobile app to edit your site.

To create a mobile app for your site:

  1. Set up Client Sharing
  2. Upload icons for your app with the instructions below
  3. Navigate to the client sharing login page with your device’s web browser
  4. Save to your home screen with the device-specific instructions below
Note

You can save CloudCannon to your home screen for your non-password users.

Icons

The icons are dependent on your target device.

  • For iOS devices, upload /apple-touch-icon.png (180px by 180px)
  • For Android devices, upload /touch-icon.png (192px by 192px)
Note

Follow the style guidelines for each platform for the best effect.

iOS

To add a page to your home screen in Mobile Safari:

  1. Tap the Share button
  2. Tap Add to Home Screen
  3. (Optional) Edit the title
  4. Tap Add
Screenshot of 'Add to Home Screen' button on the Safari browser

Your client now has an app to edit their website without the browser controls.

Screenshot of iPad home screen with custom client sharing app

Android

To add a page to your home screen in Mobile Chrome:

  1. Tap the Menu button
  2. Tap Add to home screen
  3. (Optional) Edit the title
  4. Tap Add
Screenshot of android browser with add to home screen button

Your client now has an app to edit their website without the browser controls.

Android home screen with custom client sharing app
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