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Published by editor also publish my staging design

Hi everybody,

I notice an inconvenient behaviour but wasn’t sure if it was a bug or not.

I was working on a client project update and made sure my publishing targeting options were set on my staging .webflow.io subdomain for testing purposes with the client.

I didn’t publish it anyway but my client called me saying there was some changes on the live website.
It appears that publishing from their editor/CMS also published my changes in the designer.

Even if I might have forgotten a setting somewhere, the client shouldn’t be able to publish design changes. It’s like all the changes data that are being pushed when publishing are shared between editors and the designer.

Anybody experiencing a similar issue and have been able to solve it? Or any feedback from @webflow on that matter?

Cheers

Max


Here is my public share link: LINK
(how to access public share link)

Hi @Maximosaurus, at the moment, if the client does a full publish, this will also publish the design changes that exist on the site, both the webflow.io domain or the custom domain.

To avoid this, make sure to have the client use the single item publishing instead of a full publish. Take a peek here: https://webflow.com/feature/publish-individual-cms-items

I hope this helps.

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Thank you @cyberdave for the fast answer,

It is exactly what I needed to keep working on these updates in peace.

It would be nice to have some privileges control over what the client can publish from the editor on future updates though. The save dropdown publish button is not very intuitive for the client.

This is really, really, really, really… really, really, really BAD!
I just cannot believe that editors will have to publish other people’s changes in order to publish their modifications! (Only exception being CSM items.)
I mean, how can I sell this to an organisation? People will publish each other without knowing exactly what they are publishing? On top of it they’ll publish the Designer’s work in progress!?!? How can this be the case? How can Webflow not have come further in the years they’e built the system. This seems so rudimentary and wrong that the Editor should be considered as ‘private beta’ or something like that.

@cyberdave It’s been quite awhile that this feature has been requested, whereby Editors should be able to select where to publish their changes like Designers do:

Publishing options:
-> Custom Domain
-> Subdomain

I think there’s many of us who are using Webflow to work with big clients and organizations losing our clients bcuz this feature is lacking. What’s the dev team’s take on this? It’s really frustrating.

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I just experienced this today. I had some major changes being reviewed for publish in the designer and one of our content editors published to the blog, which published all my changes. My changes were not supposed to go live till next week. Now I’m scrambling to fix it and hide all the links.

Not okay.

Changes to the CMS items and publishing from the designer should be separate actions, in my opinion. Our blog writers are not designers and the fact that they are publishing my unfinished work isn’t cool. Their post should publish independent from the work I’m doing.

I see there’s an option to publish a single post, but it’s hidden, and it’s hidden for the wrong audience for it to be hidden from.

Please please fix this.

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Have to side with @Brandon_Smith i just experienced this too. And i don’t understand how this cannot be resolved after two years. Please fix this.

Same here. I’m working on a website where only one page should be without a password. I’m publishing everything on the .webflow.io domain, but when the client is publishing (sometimes working at the same time) all the changes are being published on the main domain. This is so inconvenient because then I have to put a password on every page that shouldn’t be visible and publish it again.