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Branching workflows for editors.

Projects allow you to group multiple sites from the same repository together. You can set a master branch, which editors use to branch off their own sites, and merge them back in at a later date.

Adding a new Project

To create a project:

  1. Have at least one site created on your Organization
  2. Go to the Projects section
  3. Click the Create Project button
  4. Enter a name for your Project
Screenshot of Projects interface with no projects set up

Configuring a Project

To update the project description, add external links, and set Git details:

  1. Go to the Projects / Project Settings section
  2. Enter the details into the form
Note

Any site with the same Git repository as the Project is attached and visible in the Project / Sites section.

Screenshot of Project Settings interface
Screenshot of Project creation interface

Branching

Branching enables you and your team to create isolated versions of a site to make changes on. Changes made on a branched site do not affect the main site until explicitly published.

Branched sites are preconfigured with the same settings as the main site when created and have a publishing workflow set up to use when changes are ready to go live. By default, branched sites are deleted automatically after being published.

Note

Creating a branched site in CloudCannon also creates a branch on your connected Git repository.

Adding a new Branched Site

To create a branched site:

  1. Go to the Projects / Sites section
  2. Click the Create Site button
  3. Enter a name for your Site

Once created and initialized, the branched site is edited and published in the same way as any other site.

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