StatusPage tips: Experiment Without Worry by Adding a Test Page
Learning new ways to use StatusPage can be a little tricky. Unlike a lot of other tools you probably use, testing new functionality and training new team members on StatusPage has an extra layer of caution. You don’t want to accidentally alert all your customers or team about an incident, when you’re really just testing something out. Or showing a colleague how the tool works.
Since we don’t want you to ever be afraid to get your hands dirty trying out new features or designs or showing your team how StatusPage works, we recommend almost everyone set up a test page. A test page gives you a sandbox for testing and training with StatusPage outside of your production environment.
Adding a test page is pretty simple. Start by clicking the page drop-down and clicking Add Another Page. This new page will be in "trial” mode and hidden from the public unless you select a payment pan to activate it. If you never activate it, you’ll always see it available as a separate page. Name the page “Test page” or whatever helps you know this page is not a production environment.
Now you’ll always have this page available to run tests on, free of worries that you’ll accidentally broadcast a misleading message on your public page.