Staging sites on custom domain

We want the option to stage and dev on custom domain (white label if you like) for sites. 

So instead of client.webflow.io we could have client.our-agency.net

We only need one domain so it would be

client1.our-agency.net, client2.our-agency.net, client3.our-agency.net and so on. 

  • Dan Andersen
  • Jan 20 2017
  • Ric Orna commented
    13 Mar 08:43am

    white labeling is useless as is.

    It should be that an account plan can designate a staging subdomain at their own domain to be used account wide.

    projectname.staging.agencydomain.com

    instead of

    projectname.webflow.io

    allowing this doesn't allow any abuse of hosting, since clients won't be happy with their site sitting on an agency domain in production. Or at least the vast majority wouldn't, and if they would, they would be fine with webflow.io too, which is already allowed without a site plan.


    if webflow is getting money from an account plan, then this should be allowed.


  • Fawn Lies commented
    5 Mar 05:44pm

    2021 here: really, really wish that this was a thing. Kind of ridiculous that I have to present my client a Webflow hosted site in our development period. Also ridiculous that there's a limit to CMS items during staging.

    The only alternative seems to be paying hosting for the site before it's done and passing that cost off to the client, but when development can take months, it's a cost that doesn't make all that much sense with as much as I'm already paying to develop in Webflow.

  • Michael Tanner commented
    15 Oct, 2020 08:51pm

    As an alternate solution, what if Webflow provided a 2nd staging domain? Something like temp.site that looks generic and doesn't include any Webflow branding.

  • Jake Kushner commented
    27 Mar, 2019 07:01am

    Still can't believe webflow doesn't offer this but I guess they are holding out because you have to pay more money for a hosting plan if you want to show a preview without advertising them. Pretty slimy...

  • Martin Volek commented
    1 Nov, 2018 12:15pm

    Guys, if you want to stage on subdomain, just create it at your Domain provider and transfer subdomain to webflow with a CNAME record. Works like a charm!

  • Bart Denteneer commented
    25 Oct, 2018 09:39am

    +1

    Markus J.: "even if one pays for a plan that alledgetly allows for whitelablling" -> Exactly this. 

  • Andrew Nelsen commented
    6 Jun, 2018 10:17pm

    You can definitely do this if your site has Webflow Hosting - 

     

    https://forum.webflow.com/t/how-to-white-labeled-staging-domain-for-clients/60454

  • Benji Speer commented
    4 Jun, 2018 03:10pm

    I currently use a hosted webflow site as a landing page hosted on a subdomain to my ecommerce site.

    Because of this I see the problem with allowing white-labeled URL staged sites, because I'd instantly have a free landing page builder if that were the case.

    I also see the value of brand consistency for agencies when previewing sites to clients.

    I think the simple solution is to require white labeled URL staged sites to be password protected and/or limit traffic to X users per month.

    I think this would eliminate the "abusability" of an unrestricted white-labled staging URL while also providing the desired product to agencies and freelancers.

  • FORM WA commented
    3 Apr, 2018 02:55am

    +1 Definitely need this in place. 

  • Think Tickets commented
    3 Mar, 2018 11:53am

    Any updates to this?

  • Nick Dubé commented
    20 Jul, 2017 04:39am

    Definitely need this one!  Prior to the hosting price increase, we were paying $5/month during design phase to use our custom agency domain.  With increased hosting fee this is no longer feasible.

    Would be great to have this feature included with team plans, perhaps with some caveats about the domain, eg. it must include .dev, .design, .preview or a similar list.

    We had a wildcard DNS record set up which pointed *.design.our-agency.com to Webflow servers so we could quickly add custom domains when providing preview links to clients.

  • Jordain Johnson commented
    12 Jun, 2017 05:57pm

    Agreed, we really need this!

  • Aleks Bahdanovich commented
    11 Jun, 2017 12:54am

    Agreed with what everyone else has said. Staging on a custom subdomain is an absolute must – especially for freelance/agency use. 

    Please consider adding this feature

  • Mark Lee commented
    17 Apr, 2017 02:49am

    I *just* signed up for the Pro plan with this expectation based on the "remove webflow branding from staging sites" portion of the White Labeling section. I guess the big "webflow.io" portion of the URL isn't part of that.

    What's the point of white labeling anything at all if the LINK itself I send out has "webflow" in it?

  • Andrew Leyland commented
    23 Mar, 2017 11:48pm

    A must for white labeling the platform! Clients/prospects sometimes connect the dots and ask why they would host the site with us rather than their own webflow account. 

  • David Nayavich commented
    4 Feb, 2017 12:05pm

    +1 on this feature.  So important to be able to have our agency URL for staging!  Please implement this feature with premium hosting plans.

  • Dmitry Ratnikov commented
    4 Feb, 2017 06:50am

    Must have, thanks for that!

  • Markus J. commented
    25 Jan, 2017 01:16pm

    Absolutely – just found out in the forum that this isn't possible – even if one pays for a plan that alledgetly allows for whitelablling. Having to show a client a dev site under a webflow domain is not what I'd call whitelabelling!

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