Publish a Community from the Sandbox

Communities that were created using one of the three self-service templates (Koa, Kokua, or Napili) require publication to be available to users. Previously, you could only publish such a community in production. Now you can use the sandbox to test your changes before they go live.

For a community to be published from the sandbox, it must have a Force.com domain as the basis for its URL. Now communities built using self-service templates are configured so you can publish them for testing purposes, regardless of their original domains.

To publish a community from your sandbox, click the Publish button in the Community Builder toolbar.

Community Builder Publish button