The latest version Orion provides an ‘alpha’ edition of Orion projects. This initial project offering comes with an approach for connecting to your website using SFTP.
Here’s a guide … ( based around managing my personal website/blog hickory.ca )
Log into Orion and push the ‘Projects’ link on the navigation bar. That link will open the project catalog page, which should be empty on first access.
Press the big ‘CREATE A PROJECT’ button and choose SFTP project, which should result in opening a new individual project page. The page will open with a form to fill in project details and to create an sftp ‘drive’ – a connection to an SFTP server for viewing and editing files. Enter in your own details.
Press the ‘save’ button to save configuration details, and the ‘connect’ button to connect to the SFTP server. If the SFTP credentials are valid, a drive will show up in the drives section, that can be navigated like Orion’s usual files.
Orion’s projects will evolve in the coming milestones to allow developers to ‘clone’ all or, parts of the live drive to a working set for more controlled development.
For now Orion projects in R2 M2 offer a taste of how projects will work within Orion.
Now when you return to the project catalog – by pressing the Projects link in the navigation bar you will see an entry in the table for the new project. You can toggle to a thumbnail view of your site, if you added a url path for it. Clicking on the table entry or the thumbnail will return you to that project.