Deploy Previews and Production Branch Settings

Hi, I’m attempting to get a GitLab style flow working with branching in my project and netlify, but maybe I’m doing something wrong. Within Netlify, I have the production branch set to release, but all PR’s will be merged to master first. When QA is ready, they’ll merge into a staging branch. Once blessed, staging would be merged into release so it goes to production.

In order to use deploy previews, does the production branch need to match the PR base branch? Just having issues where the GitHub checks aren’t showing up.

If anyone has a better strategy, I’m also open to that.

Hi, we’ll build deploy previews for any branch that you are deploying. By default we only build your production branch so you should change your preferences to build all branches, or at least the ones you want deploy previews for.