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Edit Staging Site

Once a Staging site is created in InstaWP, you can edit your WordPress staging site by accessing the numerous options, such as installing themes/plugins, mapping a custom domain, or deploying repository code automatically to the site. It also enables you to effortlessly customize content, layout, and functionality to suit your specific needs from the WP admin panel.

In this documentation, we will explore how to edit a staging site.

Let’s get started 🚀

Using the demonstration below, let's try to navigate to the staging site's edit page and change site's label.

Note: The user can also edit their staging site by clicking on it directly.



Staging Site Options



InstaWP allows you to set up your staging site by configuring the following options:

PHP Config
Install Plugins Themes
Run Commands
Map Domain
SFTP SSH
Git Deployment
Performance
Active Integration
Vulnerability Scanner

PHP Config



You can configure the staging site's PHP settings & limits in order to preserve your server's resources, etc. For more information, refer to the Configure PHP document.



Install Plugins Themes



You can add Plugins & Themes to your staging sites, by entering WordPress.org repo slugs. For example, the “elementor” keyword is used for installing the Elementor Website Builder plugin.

Note: We currently support some tested plugins and themes which will work. Other plugins and themes can also be integrated, though they are not tested.
⚙️Plugins: WooCommerce, Bricks Builder & Elementor.
⚙️Themes (Customizer Settings): Astra, Hello Elementor, Twenty Twenty-Four, Twenty Twenty-Three, Twenty Twenty-Two, Twenty Twenty-One & Twenty Twenty.



You can also install a zip file, by pasting the theme or plugin URL. For example, the “Elementor Website Builder” URL is used to install a zip file to the site.



Run Commands



You can execute WP CLI commands to your staging site through the browser. For more information, refer to the Run command document.



Map Domain



You can map your staging site with a new domain name by linking it to a web-hosting server, such as Cloudflare or Namecheap. For example, refer to the Map domain document.



SFTP/SSH



You can enable the SFTP & SSH option which allows you to access your site's filesystem or run commands. For more information, refer to the Enable SFTP & SSH document.



Git Deployment



You can connect Git Repository (Deployment) to your staging site. So, every new push to the branch will update the code inside the site. For more information, refer to the Connect to site document.



Performance



You can run your Page Speed Insights performance check on your staging site. For more information, refer to the Add page speed insight document.



Active Integration



You can explore all the supported integration, which you have activated. For more information, refer to the Integration overview document.



Vulnerability Scanner



You can scan your staging site, which checks the vulnerabilities against Core, installed plugins, and themes.


💡 Did you know - You can also edit private templates that you can share with your team or anybody with the URL. Learn how to edit template.

Updated on: 25/04/2024

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