What is a sandbox site?
Your sandbox site is your pre-launch Beanstack site. It is your actual site and contains all of the same settings and options as any live Beanstack site, but we keep "sandbox" in the URL while you are still picking your site's options, building your landing page, and creating your first challenge so that it stays hidden from your patrons until you're ready to go live.
What do I do after I get my sandbox site?
Your Client Success Manager will send you detailed steps about how to log in, familiarize yourself with your new site, customize it to your specifications, and start creating your own challenges. These include:
- How to log in to your new site and switch between readers in your account
- How to setup your new site
- How to sign up for a Team Kickoff Q&A session
What will my public Beanstack site URL be?
Your Beanstack site URL will be the same as your training site, minus the "sandbox." So, if your sandbox site is bestlibrarysandbox.beanstack.org, your live site will be bestlibrary.beanstack.org. Remember to share your live site URL, and not your sandbox site URL, with your community on any marketing materials you develop! If you would like a different URL, contact your Client Success Manager.
How do I go from sandbox site to live site?
When you have finished the New Client Setup Challenge and are ready to launch, contact your Client Success Manager to let them know you are ready to go live! They will enact all the necessary steps on the backend to change your URL.
Have more questions about the launch process?
Check out the flow of our process here, and write to your Client Success Manager if you still have questions!