How to Create a WordPress Staging Site?

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How to Create a WordPress Staging Site?

WordPress is a popular content management system utilized by millions of people around the world. The CMS assist the people in creating, edit and manage a website without technical knowledge. A website produces a lot of content daily, and the latest developments have an impact on SEO and rankings factors. Experts in the field use WordPress staging site to test, edit, and develop the site.

What are the benefits of WordPress Staging Site?

If you are not sure about creating a staging website, then you have to learn more about it. No one wants to invest precious time on something that does not have significance. Here is a list of some benefits that a WordPress staging site has to offer to the people.

  1. Test all latest developments of the website before it goes live on the main site. It is a procedure that every major site does it daily such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.
  2. Have you ever seen “Maintenance Mode” on the homepage of a leading website? Because, they have implemented the latest design, adjustments, and features to the staging site.
  3. A WordPress staging site does not have a lot of loopholes such as page errors, wrong URL, and non-working functions.
  4. It does not impact website performance because there is no downtime.
  5. An effective way to maintain SEO and rankings of the content.

If you are a serious business person managing a website with active content on it, then a staging site is an important factor.

Required Plugins:

  1. WP Staging
  2. All-in-One WordPress Migration (optional)

Creating a Staging Site does not take more than ten minutes, and it depends upon the download & uploads speed as well.

1. Create a WordPress Staging Site

We assume that you have installed the Staging Site plugin on the main WordPress site. The task to copy the site should be done from the main site, so make sure to install the plugin on the main site.

Step 1: Click on “WP Staging,” and the drop-down menu shows you several options and click on “sites/start.” The WP Staging page shows up on the screen and clicks on “Create New Staging Site.”

WordPress Staging Site

Step 2: Now, give the staging site a name so that you can recognize the directory. You have three more options below, and click on “Start Cloning.”

WordPress Staging Site

It takes a few moments for the files to save in the directory.

2. Export Files

We assume that you have downloaded and installed the All-in-One Migration plugin on the main WordPress site. We are not migrating the site; do not worry about the import or export.

Step 1: Click on All-in-One WP Migration, and then click on Export.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 2: Click on “Export To” and then click on “File” to save it in local storage. It is much safer to download the website files in local storage.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 3: Let the plugin to analyze the files, content, web pages, and everything.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 4: The download button appears on the screen.

WordPress Staging Site

Click the download button to save the website files in the local storage.

3. Import Website Files

Now, we have to upload or import website files in the new site or staging site. Remember, you can repeat the procedure to upload the improvised site by reversing the method.

Step 1: We assume that you have downloaded the All-in-One WP Migration plugin and click on “import” to upload the website files.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 2: Click on import, then the drop-down menu offers the “FILE” option and click on it.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 3: Locate the saved website file and then select it to upload on the staging site.

WordPress Staging Site

Step 4: The data has been uploaded on the site.

WordPress Staging Site

Use the reverse technique to upload improvised site.


The entire technique might look like a complicated process. By implementing the technique a few times will make it easier to complete the task faster. Staging site can create a greater impact on overall performance and loss of data as well.

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