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How to trigger builds while auto-builds are stopped?


I want to trigger deploys without having to activate builds. Everytime I need to make a new build, I have to activate, then stop again which is very frustrating.

The reason for that is we launched the site recently, and my client is constantly adding/fixing content using Netlify CMS. A single typo fix triggers a build for a large site and eating up minutes quickly. Besides it makes difficult for me to test new changes to the code.

Also, recently I had a very long and weird build log, and had to cancel the deploy. I guess it might be because I stopped builds while a deploy is in progress.

What are my options?


Hi @abdu,

With builds turned off, you will have to deploy using CLI or API as the only option.