The tag relates to methods for creating a staging server and then moving accepted changes from staging into production - ideally in an automated fashion.

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How to: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production?

I do development on one box and use a second for production. Right now I just dump the database and then do a find a replace for the URL changes; then copy over the files and import the new SQL. Are ...
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Database synchronization between dev/staging and production

I have a problem with WP database synchronization between development and production and I am wondering how other people solving it. I am aware about this question but it doesn't really cover the ...
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Wordpress database synch between dev and prod

Question has been asked before about how to synchronize files as well as the database between two Wordpress installations. For the database level, the answer is usually to basically dump one ...
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Dev, Stage and Production Deployment for WordPress Sites?

So I need to be able to have dev/stage/production iterations (over separate servers) for a WordPress website, I use git usually but this obviously isn't going to work with WordPress sites because of ...
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Maintaining synced staging/production WP sites

This is a more general question about WP website best practices. An issue I encounter with many of my clients is maintaining two identical WP installs (staging and production). They insist on seeing ...
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DB connection error after copying a WordPress Multisite instance to a second location

Here's my setup. I have a Multisite instance running at http://example.com, and I want to do development and staging. Moving an existing Multisite instance of WP onto localhost is a nightmare, so I'm ...
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How to run a test WordpressMu to Wordpress3 update?

Currently I am running a wordpress MU site with ~100 blogs. It's Wordpress MU version 2.8.x Because it was so heavily used, I was asked not to update to Wordpress 3 right away. The users are ...