Goerli and Testnets
Making sure your work is ready for mainnet
Testnets are test blockchain networks that act and perform similarly to the main Ethereum network, without requiring users to spend actual ether.
Manifold Studio is the only complete end-to-end contract deployment and token minting platform that provides creators the ability to deploy and mint NFTs to testnets before publishing directly to mainnet. This allows users to experiment with creations more cheaply and preview work completely before going live on mainnet.
Goerli is one of the most popular testnets out there and it's the one used on Manifold Studio. OpenSea, LooksRare, Rarible and others have deployed their marketplaces on Goerli, which allows you to preview your NFTs on each platform before deploying to mainnet.
To deploy contracts and mint tokens on Goerli, you will need Goerli ether. You can use public Goerli faucets to claim a nominal amount of ether to complete transactions on the Goerli test network.
Here are some known public Goerli faucets: