Save theme without publishing

jdobbsy1987
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jdobbsy1987 posted this 19 February 2015

Hi,

Sorry if I am missing something simple but there are 2 options in Themler (Save & Publish).

Save - I was thinking that clicking Save would save my work for later.
Publish - I was thinking this would publish to my live site once I'm ready.

However, when I click save it publishes any changes I have made to the site?

Is there a way to save without publishing?

Cheers.

Hi, Sorry if I am missing something simple but there are 2 options in Themler (**Save** & **Publish**). **Save** - I was thinking that clicking Save would save my work for later. **Publish** - I was thinking this would publish to my live site once I'm ready. However, when I click save it publishes any changes I have made to the site? **Is there a way to save without publishing?** Cheers.
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Support Team
Support Team posted this 20 February 2015

Hello

We've updated Themler again and removed separation of Save and Publish.
Currently there is only one "Save" option which applies changes to both basic and preview themes installed in your CMS.

I've added your request related to saving theme without publishing to our wish list.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hello We've updated Themler again and removed separation of Save and Publish. Currently there is only one "Save" option which applies changes to both basic and preview themes installed in your CMS. I've added your request related to saving theme without publishing to our wish list. Thank you, Olivia
jdobbsy1987
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jdobbsy1987 posted this 20 February 2015

Ok thank you for your reply, is there a page i can see that shows the road map for upcoming/planned updates/changes?

Cheers,
Jamie

Ok thank you for your reply, is there a page i can see that shows the road map for upcoming/planned updates/changes? Cheers, Jamie
Support Team
Support Team posted this 20 February 2015

Hello Jamie,

There is no such page as the priorities are changing depending on users' daily requests and reports. The team is focused both on bug fixing and optimization but also on new features. So the list of new features is available together with release.

Best regards,
Tammy

Hello Jamie, There is no such page as the priorities are changing depending on users' daily requests and reports. The team is focused both on bug fixing and optimization but also on new features. So the list of new features is available together with release. Best regards, Tammy
joshpell
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joshpell posted this 22 February 2017

In the latest version of themler, is this still the case where the two options of SAVE and PUBLISH do the same task; apply the changes to both the preview of the theme and publish the theme, or is this a bug?. I ask this because like the original poster (from 2 years ago) I would have thought that SAVE would save the changes to the template in the preview and PUBLISH would then publish it to the CMS (wordpress in this case)

If it is the case then why have the two buttons, as this is a real "got you there moment" when working on a live site. Halfway through making some large changes to the theme (so it looks a mess) click save to end the days work with plans to continue the next day, check the site and see that save button has published all the changes so the live site is now a mess.

Lucky before I made the changes I backed up the theme so I can restore back however this is not perfect either and I still had to spend 2 hours extra tidying it up, a waste of my time.

If this is not a bug, I would think that rectify this would be at the top of the list of things to address as it is pretty major and very counter intuitive on the UI. Either combine the two into one clear action that is "Save and Publish" or make the button function as would be intuitive given their labels.

Regards,

Josh

In the latest version of themler, is this still the case where the two options of **SAVE** and **PUBLISH** do the same task; apply the changes to both the preview of the theme and publish the theme, or is this a bug?. I ask this because like the original poster (from 2 years ago) I would have thought that **SAVE** would save the changes to the template in the preview and **PUBLISH** would then publish it to the CMS (wordpress in this case) If it is the case then why have the two buttons, as this is a real **"got you there moment"** when working on a live site. Halfway through making some large changes to the theme (so it looks a mess) click save to end the days work with plans to continue the next day, check the site and see that save button has published all the changes so the live site is now a mess. Lucky before I made the changes I backed up the theme so I can restore back however this is not perfect either and I still had to spend 2 hours extra tidying it up, a waste of my time. If this is not a bug, I would think that rectify this would be at the top of the list of things to address as it is pretty major and very counter intuitive on the UI. Either combine the two into one clear action that is "Save and Publish" or make the button function as would be intuitive given their labels. Regards, Josh
Support Team
Support Team posted this 27 February 2017

Hi,

Now the Publish button also minifies the .css and .js files and the save option does not do it. In any case you save the changes in the theme you are working with and as it is you active theme, the changes are seen in the site.
If you do not want people to see some changes on the site, consider creating the other theme that will be used while you are saving the changes that you do not want users to see.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, Now the Publish button also minifies the .css and .js files and the save option does not do it. In any case you save the changes in the theme you are working with and as it is you active theme, the changes are seen in the site. If you do not want people to see some changes on the site, consider creating the other theme that will be used while you are saving the changes that you do not want users to see. Sincerely, Hella
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