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Step 3: View a Collection on the Staging Server

Once you have successfully transferred your files to AWPS, you can preview your collection on the staging server and check it for accuracy before releasing it to the production server. Follow these steps to view your collection:

  1. Visit the Andrew Web Publishing System interface.
    Note:
    This is a secure site. You will need to enter your Andrew User ID and password to continue.
  2. The collections that you have been granted permissions to are listed in alphabetical order. Under the name of the collection that you want to view, click the View on staging server link. Your web collection is displayed.
    Note:
    You can also view your collection on the staging server directly at: http://publishing.andrew.cmu.edu/collections/<your collection name>/.
  3. Verify any changes you've made, quality test your links, review graphics, spacing, etc. If you find errors, edit the .html files and transfer them via SFTP to your collection again.
    Note: Any relative links to pages outside of your collection will not be accessible when you view your collection on the staging server. You'll need to test those when the collection is published.
  4. Once you are satisfied with your collection on the staging server, follow the next step to publish it to the production server.