WordPress Toolkit is a great tool to manage your WordPress websites. In a previous article, we covered how to create a staging website using this tool to help with development and uptime of your website.
In this article, we'll continue the conversation and see how we can push the Staging website to Live, or otherwise copy data from one WordPress website to another.
Time to get into it.
Once you're in the cPanel, search for WordPress Toolkit and click on the result.
To copy data from one website to another, it is required that you have at least two WordPress installations. If you do not have a second WordPress install, go ahead and create one using this guide, so you can test this feature.
Expand the website you want to copy data from, and then click the "Copy Data" button.
A side window will open up offering all the available options for copying data from one website to another.
Let's quickly go over the options available here:
Optionally, you can also create a full backup of your website before starting the copy data process.
Then click "Start" and the progress will appear at the bottom. Keep in even if you close the WordPress Toolkit and log out of cPanel, the process will not be interrupted. Larger websites take more time to copy.
Once the process is completed, you'll have successfully copied the data from one website to another, or pushed the changes from Staging to your Live website.
Having a staging environment is critical to making sure your website is always available and reachable, even when you're making changes. Your customers need to be able to reach you, or you would be losing revenue.
The process you've learned today, in combination with our previous article on creating a staging website will help you achieve this.