How to a Creating WordPress Staging site using WP Staging

WP Staging Pro

One of the plugins that I use a lot when I’m actually supporting the customers who buy my own plugin is WP Staging. If your host doesn’t provide staging environments, then this plugin will help you get a staging environment set up with just a few clicks.

setting up a wordpress staging site

Once it’s installed, you basically will go to ‘WP Staging , ‘start‘, ‘create a new staging site’, you type any generic nae (I usually use ‘staging‘) ad then you click ‘start cloning (This is already in use in case, because I’ve already doe it).

You’ll go through a process.

When it’s all don , you’ll end up with another sie just call d ‘‘. When you log into that, you’ll notie in this bright orange admin┬áso that you know you’re in a staging site.

how does wp-staging work


I use this a lot because I have to tell my customers pretty frequently that they need to switch themes, disable plugins, so we can isolate where the problem is coming from. You don’t want to do that on a live site, so being able to let everybody create a staging site fairly easily and fairly painlessly helps me a lot in helping other people debug their websites.password protect wordpress staging siteI know they have a wp staging pro edition (which I think I have a license for even though I don’t really use it too much), but I know one of the premium features does allow you to sync the changes you make on staging back to your live site.

One other good thing is that when you’re done, it cleans itself all up, you just go back into your live site’s WP Staging settings admin screen and you can delete the staging site when you’re done with it, which is pretty cool in my opinion.

Then I never have to work on anybody’s live site which makes me a lot happier and a lot less stressed.

How to use Updraftplus WordPress Backup Plugin

Are you wondering how to keep your WordPress website safe and backed up? A number of things can go wrong with your WordPress website:

    • Your site can get hacked,
    • Your server crashes, you can either upload or update
    • Bad plugins, or you can simply have user error.

The good news is: backups give you peace of mind and can save you during these catastrophic situations. In this video I’m going to share with you how easy it is to create a backup of your WordPress website for free using a WordPress plugin called UpdraftPlus. Let’s head over to their website and I’ll show you around. There are a number of reasons why I use and love the UpdraftPlus plugin.

How to use Updraftplus WordPress Backup Plugin

UpdraftPlus is the world’s most trusted most popular WordPress backup plugin. It allows you to backup, restore and clone your WordPress website. It is used on over 2 million websites. You can create a complete backup of your WordPress site and store it either in the cloud or download it to your computer. It is easy and quick to use and set up. Overall UpdraftPlus is the most loved WordPress a backup plugin on the market today with over 2 million active installs and a 4.9 out of 5 star average rating. Now that I have shared with you

all of the reasons why I love UpdraftPlus backup plugin let’s head over to my WordPress website and I will show you how to install the plugin and get it set up to take your first backup. The first step is to log in to your WordPress website and from the dashboard you want to scroll down to PLUGINS and click on ADD NEW.

Enter UpdraftPlus into the search bar and over on the left-hand side here on my screen you can see the UpdraftPlus WordPress backup plugin. So we want to go ahead and click INSTALL NOW and once it’s installed go ahead and click on ACTIVATE. The first thing I want to do when I install the UpdraftPlus plugin is take a manual backup.

The first thing you want to do is to take a manual backup of your site.

backup and click on BACKUP NOW

So go ahead and click on BACKUP NOW. Include your database in the backup, include your files in the backup and click on BACKUP NOW. Once UpdraftPlus has taken your first manual backup you will see it appear under existing backups. Now that we’ve taken a manual backup of our WordPress website I’m going to show you how to create automatic scheduled backups of your WordPress website that we’re going to save to our Google Drive folder.

updraftplus scheduled backups settings

We are gonna go ahead and click on SETTINGS. Files backup schedule : you can choose here from every 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours and so on. A good rule of thumb here is if you have a website that you only update say once a week then you can safely set your files and database backup to weekly. For this website it’s just updated weekly so I’m going to go ahead and click weekly. And then the next step is to choose the number of backups that you want to retain. I’m going to go ahead and leave this at 2 backups.

The next step is to choose a remote storage location for your WordPress backup. In this example I’m going to use Google Drive. You will be able to choose the files that you want
to include in the backup. I’m just going to leave everything alone here set to default. Next thing I’m going to do is click on SAVE CHANGES since I have
selected a remote storage option I need to click on this link to authorize Google Drive from the sign-in page.

updraftplus google drive setup

You’ll simply sign in to your Google account, click on allow. The next step is to complete setup for Google Drive and UpdraftPlus.

You’re going to want to click on the COMPLETE SETUP button below. If everything is done correctly you’ll receive a success notification at the top. Thank you so much for watching! I hope you found this video useful where I shared with you how easy is to back up your WordPress website for free using the UpdraftPlus WordPress

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