WPvivid Staging Pro is a development tool that provide you the abilities to create a staging/development environment and publish a staging site to live.

This plugin comes in very handy especially in cases where you need to create a testing environment to test plugins, themes or WordPress updates, or you need to create a fresh WordPress installation to develop a WordPress site from scratch. With it, you can create a staging site or a fresh WordPress installation in a subdirectory of the current live site in just few clicks, and make the staging sites live after your finish the work.

This article will give you a great overview on the WPvivid Staging Pro plugin.

Install WPvivid Staging Pro

First, log in to your My Account area on wpvivid.com > Downloads section. Click Download button of the wpvivid-staging.zip.

Go to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Click Add New > Click Upload Plugin and upload the installation zip you just downloaded > Click Install Now > Click Activate Plugin.

Once installed, you can access the plugin from your left admin menu > WPvivid Staging.

WPvivid Staging Pro has 3 tab pages: Staging Sites, Create A Staging Site, Create A Fresh WP Install

Staging Pro dashboard

Staging Sites

The Staging Sites page serves as a managing dashboard for all your staging sites. From the page, you can copy a staging site to live, update a staging site and delete a staging site. It also gives you quick access to the creating page of the staging site and fresh WP install.

WPvivid Staging Pro staging sites

Create A Staging Site

From the page, you can create a staging site in a subdirectory of the current site in few steps:

  1. Choose a database to install the staging site: to the same database as your live site, or a separate database.
  2. Choose directory to install the staging site: the root directory or the wp-content directory.
  3. Choose what to copy to the staging site: Select files and database tables you want to copy from live site to the staging site

Once you’re done with the settings, click ‘Create Now’ to start creating the staging site.

WPvivid Staging pro create staging site

Create A Fresh WP Install

The ‘fresh WP install’ page allows you to create a fresh WordPress install in a subdirectory of the current site in few steps:

  1. Choose a database to install the fresh install: to the same database as your live site, or a separate database.
  2. Choose directory to install the fresh install: the root directory or the wp-content directory.
  3. Choose what to copy to the fresh install: Select files and database tables you want to copy from live site to the fresh install.

Once you’re done with the settings, click ‘Create Now’ to start creating the the fresh install.

 

WPvivid staging pro create fresh WP install

Settings

The settings page of the WPvivid Staging Pro plugin. You can try to configure the settings when encountering problems when creating a staging site:

  1. DB Copy Count: Number of DB rows copied within one ajax query. If you encounter timeout errors, try lower values until no more errors occur.
  2. DB Replace Count: Number of DB rows processed within one ajax query. If timeout erros occur, decrease the value.
  3. File Copy Count: Number of files copied within one ajax request. If you encounter timeout errors, try lower values until no more errors occur.
  4. Max File Size: Maximum size of the files copied to a staging site. If you set the value of 0 MB, all files will be copied to a staging site.
  5. Staging Memory Limit: A temporary PHP memory limit for the plugin to create a staging site. Increase the value if you encounter a memory error.
  6. PHP Script Execution Timeout: The time-out is not your server PHP time-out. Try to scale the value bigger in a timeout situation.
  7. Delay Between Requests: If your server has a limit on the number of requests, a higher value is recommended.
  8. Retrying times when encountering a time-out error: Task retry times in a timeout situation.
  9. Anyone can visit the staging site: When the option is checked, anyone will be able to visit the staging site without the need to login. Uncheck it to request a login to visit the staging site.
  10. Keep permalink when transferring website: When checked, this option allows you to keep the current permalink structure when you create a staging site or push a staging site to live. WPvivid Staging Pro settings

License

Enter your WPvivid pro license in this page to get the plugin update and support.

Staging pro license page