You can easily restore your WordPress site from a backup and push it to staging, right within the “MyKinsta” dashboard.  This could make your life easier in a number of ways, such as:

  1. A smoother and more flexible development experience.
  2. See how your site worked previously without having to touch your live site.
  3. Recover and retrieve information from a previous backup without modifying your live site.

Restore WordPress Backup to Staging

Select your site in the Sites section and click on the backups tab. You’ll see a list of your available backups, which are available to restore as staging.

Restore WordPress backup to staging site

Restore WordPress backup to staging site

Simply select the “Restore to Staging” from the drop-down next to the backup you’d like to push to staging. Depending on how large your site is this may take a couple of minutes. You can then access your staging site, which now has its own environment, completely separate from your live production site.

Note: When restoring a live backup to staging, all staging backups will remain intact.