Staging / Version Control

Simple Version Control

Zesty uses a simple two-stage approach to version control (as opposed to more complex systems version control systems). In Zesty's environment there are two versions of each file: ”dev” and “live”. This includes each HTML, CSS, and Javascript file.

Previewing changes

The development changes can be previewed via a special staging site link. The stage link can be used in approval workflows with customers or clients. Access to the staging site can, optionally, be limited to specific IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses.

Publishing Changes

In the development environment, template files can be individually edited and deployed to production. There is also a Publish All button to send development file changes live at once. Once a file is deployed to the live environment, it cannot be changed.