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Saving Versus Publishing in the Express Editor


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It is a good habit to save any changes you make in the editor. You can save your progress as often as you like as you edit your site. When you publish your site, any saved changes go live online.

Saving without publishing will allow you to work on your site and make changes without reflecting on the live version. When satisfied with the editor's changes, publish your site again. Publishing your site will also save any changes you have made to the site.

  1. To begin, launch your website editor by choosing Edit site.
  2. When ready to save in the editor, select the Save button on the top right of the page.
    Select Save Button
  3. If you forget to save and close out the editor, you will see a notification next time you open the editor asking if you would like to restore the unsaved changes. 

    Pro Tip: It's best to avoid saving the changes you periodically make as you edit your site. We recommend hitting save each time you preview or switch pages.

  4. Once you have built your site to your liking and are ready to publish, hit the Publish button on the top right-hand corner of the editor. (It usually takes around one to two minutes to publish.)
    Hit Publish
    Wait for the Publishing to finish
    Published site notification

Pro Tip: You can always make new changes to your site and save them in the editor without displaying them on the live site. When ready, hit Publish, and you will see the saved changes live online. You may need to clear cache and cookies if you do not see your changes immediately.