Questions tagged [staging]

The tag <staging> 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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Cloning production site down to local?

I've been using WordPress for awhile now but one problem I'm constantly facing is creating a clone of a production site so I can test changes/updates. My current process goes something like this... ...
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Staging environment for pages only

I am currently developing a news-style website. I am using Softaculous to build changes in a staging environment and then pushing to live when they are ready. Ideally, however, I would like to stage ...
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Staging Sites: What to push through?

I have a staging site where I am improving the theme and layout, adding a couple of plugins to add a slide in navigation bar etc. The issue is that on the live site, people are signing and purchasing ...
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Wordpress Staging site is redirecting to live and lost the child theme

I had a staging version for a WordPress site that contained a child theme as the main one, and everything was working well. After a few weeks, the staging site suddenly keeps redirecting to the live ...
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Automatically Mirror User Password Changes from Live to Staging Database

If a member resets their password, this will do so on our Live site, which is fine. However, this won't affect their account on the Staging site. If we then push live from Staging (using Siteground's ...
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Staging Session Randomly Switched from Secure (https) to Not Secure

When I'm on my staging site making edits, occasionally the session will go from secure to "Not Secured" (shown in Chrome address bar). So, I'm in a secure session, make a change in the edit view, ...
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Page level publishing from staging to productionserver

I'm trying to find a solution where it is easy to publish an individual page on our staging server to our live production server. Currently using SiteOrigin, the process is downloading each of the ...
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Multiple users working on WordPress admin at the same time [closed]

We are working in team. When we work on a new website, we would like be able to work on the site at the same time without missing database changes. Is it possible?
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Best practice differences in DB options and wp-config between live, staging and local WordPress environments?

I've been using staging sites for years. So I'm not asking about the necessary difference to setup a working staging site such as search replacing URLs, dev version control branches, changing table ...
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What are some tools for password protecting a staging site?

I'm using Bluehost staging options to upload a wp site that I have made locally to a test server and was wondering if there is a solution to password protect the staging/test site so only the people ...
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How to sync staging to production but keep plugin settings

Is there a way to sync my staging and production environments, but keep the settings for certain plugins? For example, I am using a plugin for the Google tag manager. Each environment has a different ...
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Scripts/styles not loading on cloned WP Site when logged in

I've cloned a WordPress site using installatron (on cPanel). The front-end loads fine when not logged in, but when I am logged in, scripts & styles aren't loading and changes I make to plugin ...
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Why is WordPress rewriting absolute URLs on staging site to include staging prefix when we manually point them at the live site?

Edited for clarity and to display steps we take to reproduce the issue. Question What would cause absolute URLs on our staging site to prepend the staging site's subdomain to them when saved in the ...
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htaccess, site and staging in subdirectories

I have the following task and as it is a little different from most setups, I couldn't find any hints that solved my problem. WordPress for the live site was installed into a subfolder /wp1, the ....
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Imported Posts missing summary text on staging site

I used WP Settings' native export (from production site) and import (to staging site on subdomain) for several months' posts. The imported posts are not showing a summary/excpert on the homepage feed....
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Migrate Changes from a Staging Site to Production

Is there a tool that allows me to "record" changes to a staging site and later replay them on production? It is a common usecase for me to set up a staging site (Duplicator is great for that) and ...
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What could cause a staging environment to not send wordpress_logged_in cookies?

We have a custom login and account creation plugin. It works fine on our live environment (example.com) but not on our staging environment (test.example.com). When we call wp_insert_user via an AJAX ...
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Syncing production with staging

we have a staging server in order to test out plugins and roll out new features and also re designing sites. The issue is that the staging version of the site will be out of sync as soon as new ...
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Wordpress Staging Site

Problem: I do not want to develop (new features) of a wordpress site on production. So I set up an staging server where the same installation of wordpress is running on. So while I develop on the ...
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Different color admin bars for dev, staging and production

I'd like to get it so that all of my sites have a different color admin bar. Dev Staging and Production. I use Git to push my code. Any help would be appreciated.
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Best Practice for Syncing Local Development With Staging Development [closed]

My team and I focus on custom functionality locally using MAMP on a few Wordpress projects while our graphics guy who works on the styling, typography and layout settings works on the staging ...
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Clone Wordpress site from development server to live server

I created a site in WordPress on my development server. Now, I want it to go live. I copied over all the files from the development server to the live server. Created a new database for WP with new ...
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Admin Custom Login loses settings on Code and Data migration

I am running a WP site on WPEngine. It includes both a staging and production server. We use a plugin called Admin Custom Login. After setting up the plugin on staging, I push the code-only (not the ...
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Image paths wrong after migrating with wp-migrate-db-pro media files add-on

I'm having trouble creating a staging site from an existing production site. When pulling media files using WP Migrate DB Pro 1.8.1 with the Media Files add-on v1.4.9, I can successfully populate my ...
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One-way DB Migration Workflow

I'm loving the proposed WordPress workflow shown below. However, since I am new to WordPress, I want to know how realistic it is. DATABASES MOVE DOWN, CODE MOVES UP This idea is presented both in a ...
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Creating a staging area for Wordpress.com site

I'm nearly a complete newbie to Wordpress and Woocommerce and I'm helping out a friend. She's set up a shop, using Wordpress.com and Woocommerce and has asked me to help her with reconfiguring some of ...
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Wordpress & WooCommerce: Localhost, Staging and production environments and how to sync them without losing data

I'm working on my first WooCommerce site for an e-commerce shop I'll be launching hopefully in January (I should say that I've been working with Wordpress since the very beginning, so I'm not new to ...
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How to query a staging database?

I have a staging site set up, which works just fine. I need to run a query from my page against one of the CF7DB tables (to check for duplicate entry). The query works great against the ...
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Published site reverts without changes to theme

I recently added a search bar to our website by adding a plugin and adding that plugin into the appropriate place in our theme. I also added an event listener as an attribute on an element in another ...
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Wordpress Workflow localhost to staging to live - Help

I am struggling to establish a clean workflow with Wordpress. I have three different environments in my workflow which are localhost, staging and live. The general idea : I want to work on my ...
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Staging sites era: does it still makes sense to develop locally?

I have started years ago developing locally on my PC Wordpress sites using WAMP & XAMP, as this provided multiple benefits, however now that staging sites are being offered by hosting providers, I ...
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How to set up a development/staging site to make major changes to the theme then update on the live site?

I made a site a few months ago without using a development or staging environment. I just updated everything on the live site, which was fine at the time because the domain wasn't public. We were ...
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best way to make a WordPresss multisite that is secure but at the same time supporting my plugin development efforts

I have a rather complex question involving development, deployment and security. I have several decades of software development, alas none of it involving PHP. The most relevant language I have used ...
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Migrating hosts, 500 errors and plugin issues

This a pretty broad question. I'm migrating from godaddy to a digitalocean droplet, for reasons. I created a backup and uploaded it to my droplet. I spun up the database, modified the wp-config.php ...
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Push from staging to live site?

I would like to be able to do changes to www.example.com on a staging server, for instance staging.example.com. Essentially, I want the live site to be dumb, i.e. not have the administrative ...
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How to Work Seamlessly Between Development, Staging, and Production Sites in wordpress

am looking for a solution to stop coding like a cow boy on WordPress I want to put a versioning system (git or bitbucket) With a Development, Staging, and Production site. Something like this dev....
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Locked out when attempting a migratoin

I am porting my site over to a staging server for experimentation using the duplicator plugin. Been getting a lot of strange artifacts along the way, including the password no longer working. The wp-...
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Creating WordPress staging environment software

The problem: When I develop a wordpress website the client first wants to see it before to upload it to his server/domain. Until now I work on my local PC but I have a lot of orders and the clients ...
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Child theme works in local environment but is not working on remote

I'm working on a child theme of "colormag" theme. It works in developmet but not when I deploy it to staging. It means that changes I made in the child theme are rendered in local but are not ...
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How do I set up a test environment in a sub-folder?

I have my first-ever, live client who needs a website completely re-done. We're leaning towards setting up a premium WordPress theme. I've done this for close friends and family members before (set ...
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Staging sites, how do you manage synchronising updates in the DB?

It is broadly accepted that developers should test updates through a staging site before releasing them to the live server, however once the development updates require modifications in Wordpress DB, ...
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What actions affect files, DB, or both?

I'm looking into setting up a development -> staging -> production workflow, and the biggest issue so far is figuring out how to sync the databases. To this end, I'm trying to figure out exactly ...
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Localhost to Staging to Development Dynamic WP-CONFIG

I am trying to setup 3 environments: Localhost, Staging and Development. The issue is that each environment has its own db. We want to have ONE config file which will dynamically change the Db ...
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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Ways of managing staging and production wordpress sites?

Ok, I've seen a lot of 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 from ...
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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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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 ...