Can Not Update WP Staging On Staging Site

When we release a new update for WP Staging Pro all of your websites get an update notification in WordPress > Plugins.

You’ll get that update notification on your production website as well as on all your staging websites.

The WP Staging Pro license key needs to be activated on each website which you want to update automatically.

You can do this from WP Staging > License

If you purchased the WP Staging Personal plan you can activate WP Staging Pro license key on one site only, this is probably the production website.

So, Updating the plugin on your production site will be working well but if you try to update the plugin on one of your staging sites you’ll get the message “not authorized” and the plugin update fails.

How to update WP Staging on the staging site as well?

First of all, you need to understand that it is not necessary to update the plugin on the staging site as long as we do not release a security fix or if we ask you explicitly to do this.

Just make sure that WP Staging is up to date on the live site only.

It doesn’t matter if the WP Staging on the staging site is old or outdated.

There is no need to have the latest WP Staging plugin on the staging site to make a successful migration.

If you still want to update the WP Staging Pro plugin automatically on the staging site you have several options:

  • Switch the license key and activate it on your staging site. After updating, you need to activate the license again on your production site to be able to use the push function.
  • You can update the plugin by updating the plugin first on the live site then use the WP Staging update function to copy over the latest plugin to the staging site: