Client not using WP Engine? Use WP Stagecoach instead!
We can’t say it any better than this happy WP Stagecoach passenger:
In fact, at Design33, we like using the WPEngine staging area so much, that when we come to develop sites that are not hosted by those good folks, it’s a pain to try and replicate the staging area functionality. We have gone through various iterations and combinations of self-written scripts, plugins and hacks, but we never found a workable solution that was simple to implement and use day to day. Until now. Enter WP-Stagecoach