How to Deploy a Staging Website to Production | BoldGrid
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Once you’re happy with your new website and you’re ready to show it off to the world- and to your customers- it’s time to deploy your staging WordPress website to your production server. Follow these steps to make a copy of your staging site, and import it into your live website.

Important! Create a Backup Copy of your current website

Before deploying a staging website to production, it is absolutely vital to make sure that you have a full backup of your existing website, just in case you need to restore it if anything goes wrong.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard on your live site, and install the Total Upkeep Plugin if you have not already done so.
  2. Navigate to Total Upkeep -> Backup Archives and click on Backup Site Now.
  3. If you have Total Upkeep Premiumyou should copy this backup archive to your Google Drive or Amazon S3 account.
  4. Click on View Details to ensure that all of your files are included within the archive.

Create a backup of your Staging Website

  1. Log into your BoldGrid Cloud WordPress staging website.
  2. Navigate to Total Upkeep -> Backup Archives and click on Backup Site Now.
  3. Click on View Details and ensure that all of your files are included within the archive, then click Get Download Link. 
  4. Copy the download link to your clipboard.

Deploy your staging website

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard on your live production website.
  2. Navigate to Total Upkeep -> Backup Archives and click on Upload Backup.
  3. Paste the URL into the Download URL address field and click upload.
  4. Once the upload is complete, click on View details -> Restore.
  5. Once the restoration is complete, you may need to log in again using the credentials from your staging website.

Congratulations! You’ve now deployed your BoldGrid Cloud WordPress Staging website to your live production server.

 

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