WordPress.com staging sites allow you to clone your site and test any new changes in a secure environment before going live.
In jazz, every instrument and rhythm must be in sync, but that doesn’t happen without a lot of practice and rehearsal behind the scenes. Even the most talented improvisers wouldn’t drop a brand new number without trying it out first.
Your website is not so different from a jazz band. different elements (content, images, plugins, and forms) that all need to work together to create a cohesive experience. But when you’re always making edits to a live, working site, you run the risk of the site’s design option to falter or even drop the drumsticks. an error that can create a bad user experience or even break the site altogether.
That’s where staging sites, our new hosting feature, comes in handy.
Casting sites are here.
We are pleased to announce that staging sites are now available to all customers on our business and commercial plans. This powerful feature allows you to test changes and updates to all elements of your site in a secure and stable environment.
Site of the performance. A trial version of your site that you can use to preview and troubleshoot before deploying them to your production site.
Although generally aimed at developers, staging sites aren’t just for the tech-savvy. Bloggers, store owners, podcasters. anyone with a website can benefit from iterating on design, testing new plugins, and even testing custom code before releasing updates publicly.
Advantages of using staging areas
Here are just a few benefits of using WordPress.com hosting sites:
- Risk-free testing. Try it without worry. By simulating changes to the staging site first, you can identify and correct any issues that may affect your site’s performance or speed.
- Faster development. staging sites make it easy to develop and launch new features, applications, and designs in even less time.
- Cooperation has increased. a staging site allows multiple stakeholders to review and agree changes in a secure location before going live.
How to get started hosting sites on WordPress.com
Do you want to shoot? You can have your own staging website up and running in three simple steps.
- From your dashboard, go to Settings → Hosting Configuration.
- Scroll to the Staging Site module.
- Click Add a staging site.
Congratulations You now have a working staging environment to play with site design, plugins, code, and more!
If you’ve already created a staging site, you’ll see this instead.
Once you’ve created your staging site, you can access and manage it from the module seen above on the Hosting Configuration page, or you can find it on the Sites page.
Learn more about staging sites and try today.
Build your next website on WordPress.com
Staging sites is another reason why WordPress.com is the best managed WordPress hosting on the planet. Whether it’s SSH access, centralized site management, or advanced site preview, we’re constantly adding new tools to make WordPress.com an indispensable part of your workflow. Follow our developer blog to keep up with all the latest announcements.
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