Have you ever made changes to your website and had it completely crash? It’s horrifying! Sometimes your site can break from a routine update of a theme or plugin. Or a site can crash without you having any idea what you did. That’s why it is important to have a staging site. Staging sites allow you to test those updates and changes beforehand, so your site doesn’t crash unexpectedly.
Creating a staging site for WordPress isn’t as hard as you might think. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of a WordPress staging site: what it is, different ways to make one, managing it, and why you need one in your life right now. Seriously, you do.