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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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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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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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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Staging a WordPress site with WP-Deploy

I am testing WP-Deploy, but can't get it work. I follow the steps in the docs but for some reason when I execute $ bundle exec cap staging wp:setup:local INFO [b4d7f211] Running /usr/bin/env wp ...
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How do you add pages on a staging server, and then move them over to production

Here is just one of a couple of scenarios where this could come up. Let's say you add a plugin on your development server, which requires a wordpress page to do its magic. There are a couple of ...
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Change management solution for BP-based site?

I administer a social networking site that runs on WP, BP, and WP Multisite. Currently I have two servers: development and production, but I plan to move to three: development, staging, and ...
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Staging Site: Made Public - Security Questions

Previously, our staging site has been locked down to local access only. We hired a third party developer to assist with resolving a theme via our 'local staging server' remotely. In order to grant ...
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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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Clone plugins (and settings) to new installation?

Is it possible to clone the plugins and settings from a WordPress site to a new fresh install? I don't want any of the content from the original site I just want all the plugins used and their ...
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Ways of managing staging and production wordpress sites?

Ok I've see a lot similar questions.. but they all either outdated or do not fall in in my problem. So the problem is: We have a website and its clone stage website. On that website apart form me ...
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Wordpress staging environment that syncs everything except posts?

I've already looked at this question and didn't find it too helpful. We're using Wordpress as a CMS that also includes a blog/news section. The blog/news uses WP "posts" and those are made whenever ...
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Override database config for WordPress multiblog

Our team has run in to a problem working with wordpress 3 multiblog. We usually work with a local copy of the site (localhost/testsite) but with the same database to keep all changes up to date. ...
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media 'path' issue / concern when bringing files live

I'm currently developing a site we have installed on a sub-domain. 'beta.mysite.com' We will eventually, be moving site to it's root domain. 'www.mysite.com' Problem? any post type attachment / the ...
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Using second site as staging area

WordPress' "preview" mode is good, but not perfect. How can I create a "staging site", where I can make changes, and then, when I'm satisfied, mirror the changes to my production site? I realize ...
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Setup 3 Sites To Connect To 1 Database and Share Data

How do I setup 3 different Wordpress installations on 3 different servers, all of which connect to a single database and also share the same data? I'd like to set up 3 different servers. One for ...
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How to run subversion and staging environments when running Wordpress

I come from a .NET world with custom solutions, where I am used to multiple staging environments and subversion for everything. I've been googling a lot, and have some questions on how handle highend ...
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Version control using GIT

I am a Wordpress developer and currently I don't use version control but do keep regular backups before and after altering files of both the database and file system. I am seriously considering ...
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Staging only for Theme Files and Changes

I have a website which i would like to copy to a staging site. After i made some changes i would like to copy these changes to the live site but ONLY the theme changes. Not any Post or Page Content ...
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Controlled publishing in Wordpress

We are currently rebuilding our corporate website and I'm looking for a way to control the publishing of pages. The flow to create or amend pages would be something like this: 1) New page is built or ...
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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 ...
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Wordpress Staging and Testing of Plugins Best Practices

I'm just being testing a lot around for pagespeed. Doing this on a live system is a pain since you only can work between 2am to 7am. I do have employees creating content on the live system also ...
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Publishing Wordpress from stage to production server

I'm having trouble configuring wp-config.php correctly in a staged server environment. I'm being told that I should be working in my stage environment for Wordpress with an example address of http://...
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Working with WP Engine Live and Staging sites

I must be missing something because it seems like there is a major flaw in the whole staging site idea of WPEngine (and other services that provide this). If I need to add new features/functionality ...
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Wordpress multisite staging server sync

We have a Wordpress multisite installation with multiple sites on it. Obviously doing work directly on a live site is a big no no, so we want to setup a staging environment for the designers to test ...
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Staging env doesn't reflect my changes, godaddy hosting

I have a strange issue with an staging environment, maybe you can point me in the right direction. I followed the steps explained here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-create-staging-...
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Migrating site from stage to production server without particular dev. plugins?

I am thinking of some ways to exclude few development/staging related plugins(e.g P3, Query Monitor) from an automatic migration process to production server. For migration I use managewp.com. In the ...
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how to move particular functionality to staging server

I have local development environment, which i am using to development project in and once it is finished i need to move it to Staging server. Once it is confirmed from the client i need to move it to ...
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QA/Staging envirnoment for wordpress sites

I have different wordpress environments as Local, Staging, Live. I start writing contents with Local, then push to Staging and once Tested on staging need to push to live server I know that I can ...
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Theme/Plugin/Widget Data and Staging/Production Servers

I did some searching before asking and didn't quite come across an answer. Recently I started on a project where they were hosting the development version of WP on an internal multisite, and I was ...
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Graphic design changes on Staging before moving to Production?

I have a Development, Staging and Production workflow for my WordPress site. I am fairly strict about any structural work to be done on the site being done in Staging first, then migrated to ...
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Staging site on sub-domain; database name to be the same as live?

I am trying to nail down some best practices and my workflow. I am not using a host that offers dedicated WordPress staging like Pantheon on WPEngine, my alternative is then to use the sub-domain ...
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Staging/production deployment on WordPress MultiSite

Looking to create a staging process for changes to our WordPress MultiSite. We are running several different templates between the sites in our network, but we'd love to use a stage site to test ...