Recommended releases

Download Released is a service that allows for the deployment of
preview websites, generally for testing and quality assurance during
development. This module provides integration with Tugboat to allow creating
on-the-fly sites with the push of a button.

This module was originally built as a custom module for where it
was used to allow people to demo a Backdrop site quickly and easily. It has been
re-written to use Tugboat's new API and to be more
generic (removing some of the Backdrop-specific wording, etc.).

To use this module, you'll need a account and a Git repository that
will be used to create the preview sites. See the
Tugboat documentation for more


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Visit the configuration page under Administration > Configuration > Web
    Services > Tugboat (admin/config/services/tugboat) and enter the required

  • Test your setup at the 'Create' page URL you provided (e.g. /tugboat).

  • Optionally override the module's template files in your theme to customise the
    'Create' and 'Ready' page designs/wording.


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue:

Current Maintainers


  • Originally written for by
    Nate Lampton.
  • Moved to its own contrib repo using
    by Greg Bayer.


This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.