• Resolved Simon55

    (@rob0976)


    Hi,

    We are using your plugin to test updates to several plugins on our website. When we have updated a couple of plugins (WooCommerce and Advanced Custom Fields) it is telling us that we need to upgrade our database.

    If we do this will it update the database for the live site and if so could this cause problems with our site?

    If this is the case, is it possible to have your plugin use a different database which we can update without making any changes to our live website databases?

    Many thanks

    Rob

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  • Plugin Author Rene Hermenau

    (@renehermi)

    Hello Rob,

    WP Staging free version can not clone to a different database, compared to extended version.

    Beside of that, if wooCommerce or WordPress updates the database it means they update the tables which belong to the staging site. So this will not affect your live site database tables at all.

    Either way, it’s highly recommended to create backups before doing this.

    Please let me know if you need more information.

    Cheers
    René

    Rene, we are thinking about to test this plugin too. Why it is “highly recommended to create backups before”. Is there any way/szenario that working with WP Staging (free version) can harm you live site?

    Plugin Author Rene Hermenau

    (@renehermi)

    Hello @nick7766,

    this is just for safety purposes.

    If you install a malicious plugin on your staging website it’s not 100% impossible that this could not potentially affect your live site, too.

    Every plugin can potentially harm your website in any way. So before something unexpected happens I communicate and sensitize all my users to make a backup, first.

    You will not believe how many people do not create backups, at all.

    Cheers
    René

    Hey Rene! thnx for your fast reply. So this mean that WP Staging (free version) did only reading the original configuration. right?

    btw:
    I do not want to imagine how many people do not create updates so pls do not tell me any numbers 🙂

    Plugin Author Rene Hermenau

    (@renehermi)

    Hey Nico @nick7766

    WP Staging free version will not change anything on your production site except saving its settings and the parameter of the clones into the table wp_options.

    Cheers
    René

    thnx Rene. I think I will dare .-)

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