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Create a staging site

Create a Managed WordPress staging site to test changes without affecting your live site.

Note:Staging sites are available if you have a Deluxe, Ultimate, Developer, or Pro Managed WordPress account. If you have a Basic account, you need to upgrade your account to use a staging site.

  1. Log in to your ITEGY account.
  2. In your My Products page, next to Managed WordPress, click Manage All.
  3. Choose the set of instructions for the type of hosting manager you are using.

Note: If you're not sure what type of hosting manager you are using, see What type of hosting manager am I using?.


  1. For the site that you want to use, click Settings.
  2. Click the Staging tab.
  3. Choose from the different staging options.
    • To copy your entire existing site into a staging site, select Clone production environment.
    • To only copy your existing themes and plugins with no content, select Copy production theme and plugins (no content).
  4. After you've made your selection, click OK.
  5. You will now be able to view your staging site. If you receive an error, contact customer support.

My Hosting

  1. Click Settings in the site you want to make changes in.
  2. Click the Staging tab in the top green menu bar.
  3. Click the Create Staging Site button. You will then have the option to either Clone from production or Start from scratch.
  4. Click Create after you've made your selection.
  5. Your Staging Site will appear. If you don't see it or your receive an error, you'll need to try again or contact customer support.

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