How to Create a Staging Site

Here, we will explore the steps to create a staging site from your existing live site.

Step 1: Navigate to the Plugins section of your WordPress site.

Step 2: Click on the Create Staging button from your added plugin (InstaWP Connect).

InstaWP comes pre-installed with our hosting plans

This will take you to the main screen for creating a staging site.

Step 3: Click on the Create Staging Site button to get started.

For creating staging, you need to select the following types of staging according to your preferences.

Quick StagingCreate a staging environment without including a media folder.
Full StagingCreate an exact copy as a staging environment. Time may vary based on site size.
Custom StagingChoose the options that match your requirements.

Step 4: After selecting the type of staging, click on the Next Step button.

A Customize options dialog will appear, asking you to select your information from the available options such as Active plugins, themes or skip media folder, etc.

Step 5: After selecting the options, click on the Next Step button.

A Exclude files & table dialog will appear, where you can eliminate the files or tables of your WordPress site.

Step 6: After excluding according to your preferences, click on the Next Step button.

A confirmation dialog will appear, validating your selections.

Step 7: Click on the Create Staging button.

Then, the staging site will be created from your existing live site alongside with website URL and your login credentials.