Part III includes the following chapters:
During the Staging phase, you test and modify the Property Sets, Content Selectors, User Segments, Placeholders, and Campaigns that you created in the Development phase. This staging environment simulates a production environment.
Consider setting up a common development environment for the Development phase and the Staging phase. You might move iteratively between these two phases, developing and then testing what you created.
When you move to a production environment in the Production phase, the Personalization files you created from the staging phase are moved there with the Propagation Utility. The Propagation Utility moves Content Selectors, Placeholders, User Segments, and Campaigns. See the Production Operations Guide for more information on deployment and propagation.
For a description of the Staging phase of the portal life cycle, see the WebLogic Portal Overview. The portal life cycle is shown in the following graphic: