Ben Borgers

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How to use Git feature branches in Netlify for clients

I recently wrote a guide on how to use feature branches in Git.

I also wanted to add that I use this technique a lot for client websites, if the client has requested a hefty change to their website that I'm not sure they'll actually like.

I create a branch for the change, code the change, and then push it to the repository on GitHub. From there, I can use Netlify to deploy all branches of my repository, and send the client a link with that specific branch deployed.

They can try the change live, and if they like it, I merge the feature branch into master (as described in my other post).

If they don't like it, I can just delete the branch instead of spending hours undoing my work.