WP STAGING – Our Story

Some time ago, in 2015, the first version of the WordPress backup plugin WP STAGING was released.

At that time, I was working as a backend developer for some well-known clients. Some of these clients’ websites had more than 300,000 visitors every month, and I needed a solution to work on their websites without running the risk of shutting them down if I made a development mistake.

That’s when the idea of a user-friendly staging solution came to mind. A staging site for WordPress was nothing new, but it required many technical steps and a lot of time to create.

Staging plugin solutions for WordPress were not available, very complex, or didn’t work well and reliably enough to be considered a severe working tool for developers and end users.

Since none of the available plugins could meet my requirements, I created the first WordPress plugin that allows you to create multiple independent staging sites with a simple click.

The term “staging” was entirely new for most WordPress users, but that quickly changed.
After some time and growing success, the WP STAGING project impacted the WordPress community, so other plugins started implementing other so-called staging features and using the term “staging.”

That was never a problem for me. I would rather say it was the best thing to happen to me and my project!

Seeing other plugins come up that are inspired by your work is the most incredible recognition you can get as a product and software developer. That has also helped spread the word about staging and made people aware of how important it is to use a backup and staging solution for their website.

It has always been the primary goal to provide a highly tested WordPress plugin with excellent; I would say outstanding, code quality to differentiate our plugin from any competitors that might come along.

There aren’t many other WordPress plugins that achieve the same level of sophistication and usability, but we’re glad that WordPress users today know how vital a staging and backup solution is for a website.

For example, if you’re a developer, you’ll be happy to hear that we run our entire code base through thousands of automated tests during development and follow strict PSR coding standards. You can see more about it here.

As more and more website owners appreciate robust and trustworthy code quality and are hesitant to install plugins that are poorly written and cannot guarantee good code quality for future-proofing, it was the right decision to pursue this goal. This process takes more time, and we can’t implement new features as quickly as other plugins, but it’s worth focusing on robustness rather than developing software that can’t be maintained and isn’t future-proofed.

It turned out to be a good decision, and we gained a lot of new users, friends, and partners with whom we built a solid and trustworthy relationship.

Due to the rapidly growing popularity, I had to quickly build a team to take care of our free and professional users at the same high level I had with the code quality.

Today, I am pleased to announce that WP STAGING has a team of very talented software developers and support engineers who will provide you with excellent and outstanding support and maintain the code quality standards and trust that we have built from the beginning.

WP STAGING is well on becoming a full-featured, extremely robust backup and staging solution. We will implement more powerful and well-tested features that will give you the confidence to use them.

We look forward to serving you on the same level for the next ten years.

If you want to learn more about WP STAGING’s history, please get in touch with us.
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Cheers
Rene & Team WP STAGING