At Kinsta each of your sites can have a staging environment. Staging environments are first copied from your live site, and then allow you to test plugin or code modifications without affecting the live site. Kinsta offers the option to push your staging environment to your live environment which is useful if you are happy with the changes you’ve made and you want them to be applied to your live site.

This is a simple one-click affair but please read the notices below before proceeding, they contain essential information about the process.

Important Notices

How To Push Staging To Live

Follow the steps below to push your WordPress staging site to live.

Step 1

Log in to your MyKinsta dashboard and select the site in question. Use the environment selector in the top right of the header to select your staging environment.

Step 2

Once selected click the “Push staging to live” button.

MyKinsta push staging to live

MyKinsta push staging to live

Step 3

Read the information displayed in the resulting popup. Type your site’s name in the field, then click on the Push To Live button.

Push staging environment live

Push staging environment live

Note that the time required for the process to complete depends on the size of your website. The Kinsta admin will notify you when the process has completed. Your website will experience a couple of seconds of downtime at the final stages of the process.

Push staging to live

Push staging to live


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