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:
That login form ensures that your staging site can not be indexed by search engines like google to prevent SEO issues because of indexing duplicate content.
If you want to access your staging site as a regular visitor or use page speed tools, you will need to make it publicly available:
- Log in to your staging site and go to
WP Staging > Settings
Set the Access Permissions to “Allow access from all visitors” (Pro Feature)
- Alternatively you can always disable the WP STAGING plugin on the staging site and the login prompt will be deactivated as well.