How do you set up a Wordpress staging site?

How do you set up a Wordpress staging site?

ralphsmit

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Hi, I was wondering what the best way is to set up a Wordpress development site. The idea is that I can make changes on the staging site and than put it live easily. It should also work with things like comments and posts, they should not be overwritten. I’ve thought a long time about the best way to do this, but I don’t have a good solution for this.

 

Adam

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I think this is a big issue for WordPress. At an agency I work with they do a lot of eCommerce via WooCommerce and developing/staging those sites for making changes can be a pain if you need to change the database at all such as adding a page or plugin.

The reason for this being that WooCommerce orders share the same sequential post ids that posts, pages etc. share so if you add anything new in development and you get a new order in production then you’ve got duplicate ID issues that are a mare to merge.

 
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