We’ve all done it – lived on the edge and clicked Update on a live WordPress site; especially for ‘small’ changes we think won’t matter much. However, we’ve also all had those panicky moments when, seconds later, our entire site does down with the famous ‘white screen of death.’

Making changes on a live site is a risky way to operate, and professionals know that you need to test all your changes first. With that in mind, a WordPress staging site comes in very handy as a complete copy of your live site – enabling you to fiddle to your heart’s content, without fear of breaking anything accessible by the general viewing public.

This article will take you through how to create a staging site so that you can test changes to your WordPress site before going live. We will look at the various options available to you and show you how to select the best one.

Let’s get cracking!

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