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Create a staging site

Last Update: November 21, 2023

A staging site is a copy of your website where you can test and evaluate changes you want to make to your live website. To learn more, check out our article, “What is a staging site?”.

Creating your staging site

Note: Only users with Business, Grow and Scale Elementor hosted websites have Elementor hosted staging sites.

The best way to create a staging site is to copy the live site. To do this:

  1. Go to your My Elementor dashboard.
  2. Locate the card of the website you want to copy.
    staging 1 Create a staging site 1
  3. Click Manage this website.
    staging 2 Create a staging site 3
  4. Click Advanced.
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  5. Click Create Staging.
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  6. Confirm you want to create a staging site and click Create Staging.
  • Your live site will be copied over to your staging site.
  • The details of your staging site will be added to the Staging Environment section.

Copying more information from your live site to your staging site

If your live site has changed, you may need to copy the live site to your staging site again. To do this:

  1. Go to your My Elementor dashboard.
  2. Locate the card of the website you want to copy.
    staging 5 Create a staging site 9
  3. Click Manage this website.
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  4. Click Advanced.
    Select Manage Staging Create a staging site 13
  5. Click Manage Staging.
    A gold bar at the top of the screen, indicates you are accessing the staging environment.
    The Gold Banner highlighted Create a staging site 15
  6. Select Pull to staging.
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  7. Confirm you want to overwrite your staging site with your live site.
  • Your current staging site will be copied over and replaced by the data from your live site.

Next Steps

Now that you’ve created your staging site, it’s time to get to work editing your staging site, testing out new features and plugins. Learn more about accessing and editing your staging site.

Have more questions? We’re more than happy to assist.

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