Selective publish allows you to update individual posts or pages on your site!

Perfect for fixing typos or updating content quickly!

There are three places to find the selective publish option:

1. From the WordPress Admin bar: When you're on a post or a page, click the Strattic button in the admin bar, select the Preview or Live environment, and click "Publish this page".

2. From the side panel in the WordPress Block Editor:

3. From the Publish Options page:
You can specify a list of URLs to be published. Navigate to the Publish Options page by going to Strattic > Publish in the side menu (or Strattic > "Go to Publish Options" from the admin bar).

Select your environment (Preview or Live) and then scroll down to the "Selective Publish" section.

Here, you can add a list of URLs to be published.

All you have to do is enter the relative URLs in the text box and click on the "Plus" button to add more URLs. When you click on the Selective Publish button, only those URLs that you listed will be published to your Preview or Live static site.

That's it! You updated your static site faster than ever! 🎉

How does Selective Publish compare to other publishes?

There are three publishing options, Selective Publish, Quick Publish, and Full Publish. The table below shows what will be published when using each of these options.

Knowing your best publishing option will allow you to publish as quickly as possible.




New Posts

Edit existing Posts

New or edited Pages

Deleting/Trash a page or post

Specified File Paths

Blog Archive

Archives related to new/edited posts (Author, Tag, Category, etc.)

Dynamically updated content (Sitemap, RSS Feed)


Learn how

New or edited Elementor Templates

Switching Theme

Theme Changes

Site-Wide Elements (i.e. Header, Menu, Footer, Widgets)

Adding/Deleting Plugin

Changing Plugin Settings

Changing Site Settings

Supported Forms: changing form settings (i.e. notifications)

No publish required

No publish required

No publish required

Supported Forms:
New or Edited Form on one page (i.e. adding a field)

Supported Forms:
New or Edited Form on multiple pages (i.e. adding a field)

Site Migration

Adding, editing or removing files via FTP


Will selective publishing affect other pages on the site as well?

If you selectively publish a page, it will also publish any changes in the files used to build it, so things like JS files, CSS files etc. If those files are you used on other pages on your site, then it will change those too.

How do I selective publish a redirect to my static site?

From the WordPress dashboard, go to Strattic > Publish Options, you would need to input the URL that you are redirecting from, and click the selective publish button.

For example if /this-page/ redirects to /that-page/

Input /this-page/ and then click the selective publish to live/preview button.

It is important to mention that if you have not yet published the new page that you are redirecting to (for example: /that-page/), then you should also add that path to the selective publish as well. This will result in both the old page and the new page being published simultaneously.

What's next?

We recommend learning about these useful publishing choices next.

How To Speed Up the Publish Process

Speed up publishing by removing non-essential types of content from getting published.

Quick Publish Feature

Perfect for publishing new or updated content - learn when is best to use a quick publish.

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