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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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How do I change the wpstaging.com domain to new domain without damaging the website?

I've created a website with Wordpress and the site is under a wpstaging.com domain at the moment. I have my main domain name and hosting with an external hosting company - nothing has be set up on ...
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Staging redirecting to live site (under construction page)

I created a staging environment from my customers live wordpress website. now when I try to access it without being logged in as an admin, it redirects to the live "under construction" live ...
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How to stage a redesigned site on a new webhost while the original site is still live? [closed]

thanks in advance for any advice! My client has a live site currently hosted on GoDaddy. I am developing a redesigned site for him on Local. I don't like working on GoDaddy and have advised him to ...
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Pushing changes from localhost to live server?

I am searching for a good solution in which i can develop a wordpress site on my localhost and push the changes i made easily to my live server. The idea is that i have some kind of plugin/software in ...
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What is the correct way to set up a staging server and use github for version control?

I have Wordpress site at /var/www/contoso/html (contoso.com) running on a CentOS 8 server. I would like to run a new theme and make some frontend changes to it to make it match the look and feel of ...
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How to export just a part of an existing and huge wordpress site to staging?

I have a WordPress site that has 13GB of content (I tried to export it using plugins), and I need to change its theme. I just want to migrate some existing content, like, just last month, to localhost ...
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Update a Softaculous staging site with the latest live DB

With the Softaculous WordPress tool I've created a staging area. I'd like to update the staged DB with the latest DB from the live site. Is there an easy way to do this, or are you expected to just ...
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Update Pages ONLY from Stage to Live (not products)

I have a WordPress site that has a bunch of posts, a bunch of pages and a bunch of products (Woocommerce ones). I Staged the site and made loads of changes to the pages on stage, meanwhile the live ...
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Difficulty importing my live site to local

Im using local by flywheel, Here are the steps i have taken so far: Installed local by flywheel and created a site called stage Downloaded the website from CPanel and also the SQL database Imported ...
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production site routes to staging site after cloning

Hello I am new to wordpress, our website was down (due to plugin update) I was not even able to access the admin panel due to this, so I went to the directory and copied from our staging directory (...
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Merging new theme and plugins from development site to production

I have a development site which uses a different theme to the live site as well as a few extra plugins. I would like to make the dev site live whilst keeping all of the posts and previous plugins ...
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Create brand-new re-designed site without affecting live site?

I've been teaching myself web development and was given the chance to completely re-design a company website. The site itself is managed on WordPress which I have no experience in. So I would like to ...
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How to fix mime-type and (after disabling nosniff) 404 errors for css and js files in staging site

I set up a staging site from the live site with my hosting, A2 Hosting. The pages are all messed up, and in the browser console, I could see lots of mime type errors (photo for examples). The errors ...
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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 local 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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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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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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Why is my staging subdomain not sending 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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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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