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Publishing Overview

Once your landing page is ready to go, you have a few options for actually publishing it. From quick hosting on Leadpages’ servers to HTML export, there are ways to publish no matter what your setup is.

In this guide, we’ll cover each publishing option and how it works. You’ll find links to more in-depth resources throughout so you can learn more about any particular publishing option.

 

The fine print

When publishing your pages, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You can access any published landing page at its subdomain on our servers at any time.
  • Once you publish a page, it’s not possible to restore it to draft mode. However, you can prevent your page from being indexed by search engines.
  • Some features require you to use your Leadpages-hosted URL, including our redirect option and automatic Pixel installation for Facebook Ads.

First-time publishing

When you start with a drag and drop template, your page will stay in Draft mode until you hit publish. Here’s how to publish a page for the first time.

  1. Open your page in the builder.
  2. Double check everything in Preview mode (you can preview what your page will look like on different devices, too.)
  3. Click Publish in the top-right corner of the builder.

Animtated image of preview and publish steps

And, well… that’s it! Congrats on publishing your page 🎉

NOTE: Once you publish a page, you can’t restore it to Draft mode. However, you can prevent search engines from indexing your page. Learn how ↗

After your page is published, you’ll see an Update option instead of Publish. From the drop-down menu, you can access lots of page options, including your publishing settings and the option to revert back to the last published version.

Standard Builder

If you’re using our Standard Builder, publishing steps are a bit different, and there are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • Standard pages do not have a draft mode. Saved pages are automatically published at your subdomain—but you can always prevent them from being indexed.
  • You must give your page a name and configure integration settings before saving or publishing your page.
  • Unlike our drag and drop pages, you must explicitly save and publish your page for your changes to go live.

To learn more about publishing Standard Leadpages, be sure to review our guide, Creating a New Leadpage ↗

Pages on your subdomain

You can access any of your published pages at your subdomain on our servers. By default, each page’s URL will follow the same basic structure:

https://subdomain.lpages.co/your-page-name

These default URLs are perfectly valid—you can use them to promote your page via email, ads, or other channels. If you have a domain or website, review our other publishing options below ↓

View and edit your page’s URL

To get your page’s URL, go to Leadpages in your account dashboard. Then, select “Publishing Options” from the action menu  more of the page you’d like to view.

Your page’s URL will appear in the publishing modal. From there, you can view your live page and copy or edit its URL.

Editing your page’s URL presents a couple of options:

Keep in mind, you must choose a unique slug; no two pages can have the same URL.

NOTE: If you’d like to change your account subdomain, let us know—we can happily change it on our end.
TIP: Only certain characters are allowed for page slugs—if you have invalid characters, click Fix it for me to automatically convert to a valid URL.

Split tests

If you create a split test, each page in that test will use the same URL. To learn more about how URLs in split tests work, see About Split Test URLs ↗

Other publishing options

Beyond publishing pages on our servers, you can also publish pages on your own site or domain, as well as share edited templates.

WordPress

If you use WordPress, our plugin is the easiest way to get pages up-and-running on your site.

NOTE: Our plugin works with WordPress.org sites; it’s not compatible with WordPress.com sites.

To learn how to install and use the plugin, be sure to check out our WordPress Publishing articles.

Non-WordPress sites

There are a few options available if you don’t have a WordPress site.

Custom subdomains

One option for publishing to your domain is to use our custom subdomain feature. That way, you can publish pages without the need for your own web host, but you don’t need to use the lpages.co domain.

We have an in-depth guide on how to use custom subdomains here ↗

HTML export

For full control, we recommend using our HTML export feature. Download the code for your page and use it with any site platform that supports JavaScript (or upload directly to your server via FTP).

Check out Publish Pages as HTML for full details.

FAQs and additional resources

Is it possible to redirect a page to a different URL?

Yes, if you’re using the Leadpages-published version of your page, you can redirect traffic to any external URL. Find out how ↗

Avoid setting up any sort of domain masking—it can cause major issues on your landing pages, including the loss of opt-in data. Learn more about domain masking and alternatives ↗

Are my pages secure?

All pages are securely served over HTTPS. If you publish to your own server, you’re responsible for ensuring the security of your pages. To find out more, check out Secure Landing Pages: About SSL & HTTPS ↗

What happened to the Facebook Tab publishing option?

There are significant limitations to publishing a page to Facebook as a Page tab:

  • tabs aren’t visible to mobile users
  • only one page can be published at a time
  • it’s not possible to direct most ads to tabs

We now recommend posting a link to your Leadpage on your Facebook Page’s Timeline or as an ad.

(Updated December 20, 2017)


Please let us know if you have additional questions.

You can always file a support ticket if you have additional questions by clicking the Support button in your dashboard as shown here or clicking here to file a support ticket.

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