We continuously update and improve WP STAGING, so we release new versions periodically all the time. As a result, you will get periodic update notifications in your production and your staging site’s admin dashboard.

Please keep in mind that it is sufficient to update WP STAGING|PRO on the production site only. It usually does not matter if WP STAGING|PRO on the staging site is outdated!

If you want to update WP STAGING automatically on the staging site as well, you will need to get an extra license key.

Update WP STAGING|PRO Automatically

So how do you make sure to get WP STAGING updates automatically?

After activating the WP STAGING|PRO license key under WP STAGING > License, we will inform you about new updates in your WordPress plugin dashboard. From there, you can update the plugin automatically:

If you do not get any update notification at all and get the error, Download failed: unauthorized, use the steps below to fix it!

  1. Go to live site WP Staging > license
  2. Deactivate license key
  3. Activate it again

Now you should be able to update the plugin!

Download & Update WP STAGING|PRO Manually

If you can not update WP STAGING|PRO automatically, or you need to install the latest version from scratch on another website or can download the newest release from your account.

To do so, log in to your accountView Details and Downloads

Then you’ll see the purchase confirmation page where you can download the plugin:

By clicking on the link wp-staging-pro, you’ll download the file wp-staging-pro.zip which you can upload on WordPress > Plugins > Add New

Before you upload the file, uninstall the old WP STAGING|PRO plugin from your website completely.

Note: It’s essential to use the latest WP STAGING|PRO plugin on the production site. It does not matter if the plugin on the staging site is outdated. If you want to update that plugin, either way, you have three options:

  • Download the plugin from your account and manually upload it to your staging site on WordPress > Plugins > Add New.
  • Use the WP STAGING update mechanism at WP STAGING > sites > update and exclude everything except the folder plugins/wp-staging-pro
  • Deactivate the license key on the live site and activate it again on the staging site. Then do the automatic plugin update at WordPress > Plugins.



Updated on October 28, 2021