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How To Create A Staging Site For WordPress


We are all familiar with the white screen of death. There are many reasons behind this issue but the most important one is updating failure of plugins, themes or WordPress site. The only gateway to recover fast from this issue is ‘staging site.’ Many readers ask how to update plugins or themes and test new plugins or software without affecting the current site. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How To Create A Staging Site For WordPress

How to Create a Staging Site for WordPress
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Why you should create a WordPress staging site
  • This process is extremely helpful while improving
    or updating the current site.
  • While testing software, plugins, and updates, you
    can ensure that the user experience of the page
    viewers is not affecting.
  • Working on a staging site will eliminate the
    chances of a negative impact of crashed site on
    the live site. No doubt, it is good for business.
  • Most of the WordPress support providers use
    staging site while building a new website.

Setting up a WordPress Staging Site
  • Clearly, setting up a WordPress staging site is
    not an amateurs job. You may need to consult
    with pro WordPress developers for this task. The
    job could be done in three possible ways
  • Manual
  • Using web hosts
  • Using plugins

Create a WordPress Staging Site manually
  • Create a subdomain on your main domain
  • Give the sub-domain a name and select sub-domain
    from the drop-down menu
  • Create an FTP account to access the staging site
  • Copy data from the main site to staging site
  • Search for the box Copy Database To and enter
    staging databases name
  • Copy both data and structure without changing any
  • Select Go to run the copy site
  • Download a fresh copy of WordPress software from and upload it
  • Then all of the plugins and media file and theme
    should be copied
  • Copy database with the WordPress staging
  • Log in with the same credentials of actual site

Create a WordPress Staging Site with Web Host
  • Many WordPress care plans come with one-click
    opportunity to create staging site
  • If you have less technical knowledge, asking help
    from the WordPress service providers will be
  • They offer this service in a meticulous and
    advanced level
  • Using hosts tool to create a copy of own site
    requires limited or no technical knowledge
  • The main advantage of this process is its
  • The disadvantage or risk is also high as you may
    have no control over anything that may go wrong
    in staging procedure

Create a WordPress staging site with Plugins
  • WP Staging
  • This plugin has 4.8-star rating along with 3,000
    active installations. The main reason behind its
    popularity is its simple installation.
  • WP Stagecoach
  • This plugin is could be installed and create a
    staging site within few minutes.
  • Duplicator
  • With 4.9 star rating and 700,000 active installs,
    this plugin is certainly popular among the
    WordPress users. There is no need for the WP
    installation for new site.
  • All-in-One WP Migration
  • It comes with 4.7 rating and 100,000 active
    installs. It will help you to make an exact
    facsimile of your website, which is ideal for
    all-purpose testing.

  • The thought of creating a staging WordPress site
    may be stressful for a website owner, But, if you
    own a WordPress website, you have the power to
    use several plugins and skip the hectic of
    technical steps. If you are afraid to rely on the
    plugins, you can do it manually or depend on web
    hosts. In both cases, you will require little bit
    of technical and coding knowledge.

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