Delete a Staging Site

A few things to take care of:

  • Uninstalling WP Staging will not delete any staging site. In that case, install WP Staging again and delete the staging site by following this article.
  • Before you are going to delete a staging website it’s recommended to create a full backup of your production website first.
  • If you get an error message and can not delete the staging site try to delete it manually.


To delete a staging site just go to
WordPress Live Site > WP Staging > Sites / Start

There you find a list of available staging sites and a delete button on every list element:

Delete a Staging Website

Clicking on the delete button will open a confirmation menu which allows you to double-check the database tables before deleting:

It will also show you the exact directory which is going to be deleted:

Click on the button “Remove” and WP Staging will delete the entire staging website without touching your production website.

Delete Staging Website Manually (Orphaned Tables & Files)

It’s possible that even after deleting all staging sites you still see some WP Staging tables in the database or some files left in the file directories.

This can happen if a cloning process has been interrupted and did not go to the end successfully.

Read this article to find out how to delete a staging website manually.

Updated on June 24, 2020