Is there a way to have a site always showing the stage version of a site without logging in?
I can not be the only one who has requested this am I?
I did find a way to force the site into stage mode, however it circumvented the need to login. ultimately my solution was to change the .htaccess file to append stage=Stage to every url. A waste of processing, but your staging environment should be low traffic anyhow.
Our stage server is on the same server as the production server. They share a database, and a symbolic link to the assets directory.
An easier way to do this would be to place "Session::set('currentStage', 'Stage');" in your _config.php file.