Make Staging Website Publicly Available

After creating a staging site with WP Staging you’ll notice the extra authentication prompt which appears when you try to access the staging site:

This is to ensure that your staging site is not indexable by search engines like google to prevent SEO issues by indexing duplicate content.

Sometimes you want to make the private staging site available to the public.

This can be if you want to performance test your staging website or if you need to have a look at it as a regular visitor.

You have two options to remove the authentication prompt:

  • Create an empty file named .wp-staging-cloneable and add it into the root folder of your staging site by using a file manager plugin or FTP.
  • Alternatively, you can log in to your staging site and open
    WP Staging > Settings Set the Access Permissions to “Allow access from all visitors”