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How to Create Staging Site

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Why you need a WordPress Staging Site?

  • When you have a major WordPress core update.
  • When you have a major theme/plugin update.
  • When you have a major change on the website.

What are the benefits of WordPress staging site?

  • Draft Design / changes without going to the public.
  • Fix bugs or error.
  • Theme/plugin testing.
  • Reduce error on the live site.

Easy Guide 1: The easiest way to create Staging Site

The easiest way is to use Blogvault, you can set up a staging site right inside the dashboard with 1 click.

Blogvault's dashboard
Blogvault's dashboard

Easy Guide 2: How to create staging site manually with Migrate Guru?

  • Update DNS A record IP point to the staging server. Example: dev.ulement.com
  • Create a WordPress in the staging server.
  • Use Migrate Guru to clone the website to the staging server. (I have migrated 18GB of a website with Migrate Guru, it works like a champ!

Easy Guide 3: How to create staging site manually with All in One Migration?

  • Update DNS A record IP point to the staging server. Example: dev.ulement.com
  • Create a WordPress in the staging server.
  • Use plugin All in One Migration to backup the website.
  • Download the All in One Migration backup
  • Sign in dev.ulement.com & install All in One Migration
  • Import All in One Migration backup
  • Please note that you will need an unlimited extension if your backup file size more than 128MB.
  • After finished the import, sign in again and go to Settings > Permalink and save changes two times.
Article written by Julian Song
WordPress Consultant | Elementor Performance Expert. Meet-up organizer for WordPress Penang; Elementor Community leader Penang and Wedevs Brand Ambassador in Malaysia.

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