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2-Way Sync

Once a Staging site is created from your existing live site, InstaWP allows you to merge your WordPress site (i.e. Live site and staging site) changes via the sync feature. The changes such as adding new pages, or making modifications in the staging site being recorded will allow you to reflect changes in the live site.

In this documentation, we will explore:

Navigation to Sync Option
Sync Changes

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Navigation to Sync Option

Step 1: Launch your created Staging site WP panel, by clicking on the Auto Login button.

This will take you to your Staging site WP panel.

Step 2: Select the Tools Option and then the InstaWP option from the dropdown list.

Note: If the "InstaWP" option is not available in the WP panel of your Staging site, you must add the InstaWP Connect - 1-click Staging and Migration plugin to your Live site. For more information, please refer to the Add Connect Plugin to Site document.

Step 3: Select the Sync (Beta) tab from the navigation bar of your InstaWP Staging tools.

Here, you can toggle the Sync button for recording the changes.

Sync Changes

InstaWP allows you to sync changes made on your Staging site, which are then reflected on your Live site without overwriting them. The Sync-Supported changes can be Posts, Media, Users, Tags, etc.

To Sync changes, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Toggle the Sync button to start recording the changes.

Step 2: You can now make changes in your Staging site.

For example, here we have added a new page to the staging site.

Step 3: Click on the Recording button.

Here, you will find the list of recorded events on your Staging site.

Step 4: Click on the Sync Changes button to merge changes in your Live site too.

A new modal window will appear, prompting you to select the destination live site for syncing changes as well as an optional message to add.

Step 5: After selecting the destination live site, click on the Sync Changes button.

Then, you will see a success message on the status section corresponding to the changes (event) created.

You may now see the modifications replicated on the Live site from where you built the staging site. For more information, please refer to the Create staging site document.

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Updated on: 19/09/2023

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