How to create a Managed WordPress staging environment

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A staging environment (sometimes called a test site) is a copy of your live website. You can use this site to test changes or new features in a secure and private environment. We recommend you test significant changes on your staging environment before publishing them on your live website.

This feature is included for free with Managed WordPress.


  • 1
    Log in to the xneelo Control Panel.
  • 2
    Under Products in the side menu, select Managed WordPress.
  • 3
    Select the website name.
  • 4
    On the Managed WordPress overview page, click Create staging.
  • 5
    Press Continue to proceed.
  • 6
    A progress bar with helpful hints and tips will display during the installation process.
  • 7
    You’ll be directed to the Staging environment overview page when the installation process has been completed.

What happens next

Now you have a Live and a Staging environment, each with their own overview page.

Assist Note

Copy your Managed WordPress staging environment to your live website when your website is ready to be published.

Assist Tip

Add new features to your WordPress site by adding plugins or page builders.