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How to create a Wordpress staging platform?

A WordPress staging environment is a copy of an online website. This WordPress feature allows you to make changes to a site without risking to crash it or alter the functionality of the online website.

A staging environment is a kind of sandbox. It allows you to test all the changes you plan to make to your WordPress site, without harming the site itself.

It is very easy to set up a staging platform on Ex2 hosting, using the WordPress Manager, available on cPanel.

Here are the steps to create a Wordpress development platform (staging)

Log in to your cPanel account (via your customer account or

In the Software section, select the Wordpress Manager to access your CMS installations.

To the right of the Wordpress site for which you want to create a staging platform, click the down arrow to access more options.

At the bottom of the management options you will see a series of different color buttons. Click on the one named Staging.

You will then be redirected to a new page, where you will have to enter different information. First, choose the folder and database to associate with your staging platform. Note that you must assign a different folder from the original version to not overwrite it.

You then need to define the parameters to apply to your platform. It is recommended to check the Disable Search Engine Indexing function.

When you have entered all the information, click the Create Development Site button.

The process may take some time. A message will then announce the success of the operation.

Return to the WordPress Manager menu. You will see the development site you just created. You can use it for your tests without affecting your other WordPress installations.

Updated on: 17/05/2023

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