How to Set Up a WordPress Staging Site (Beginner’s Guide)

How to Set Up a WordPress Staging Site (Beginner's Guide)

Do you want to set up a WordPress staging site?

A WordPress staging site is a clone of your live site where you can test new features, themes, and plugins before deploying them into the live site. That way you can fix bugs and test changes before adding them to your live site.

In this article, we’ll show you how to properly set up a WordPress staging site.

Setting Up a WordPress Staging Site

Some web hosting providers offer a 1-click staging setup, which is the easiest and recommended way to set up a staging site.

Bluehost, WP Engine and SiteGround are some of the few hosting providers that offer a one-click staging setup. If your web hosting provider doesn’t offer a 1-click staging setup, then you might want to migrate your hosting to a web host that offers a staging option. Alternatively, you can also build a staging site with a WordPress plugin or even manually.

Table of Contents: Building a Staging Site in WordPress

1. How to Build a Staging Site on Bluehost
2. How to Build a Staging Site on WP Engine
3. How to Build a Staging Site on SiteGround
4. How to Build a Staging Site with a WordPress Plugin
5. How to Build a Staging Site Manually

How to Build a Staging Site on Bluehost

Bluehost is one of the most popular web hosting companies and an official WordPress hosting partner. You can use their 1-click staging site option to set up your staging site quickly and easily.

The Staging site feature is available with all Bluehost hosting plans.

To roll out a new staging site, log into your WordPress admin account and visit Bluehost » Staging as shown in the screenshot.

Create staging site

From there, click on the Create Staging Site button to continue.

You’ll need to wait for a few seconds for Bluehost to set up a staging site for your main website.

Go to staging site

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