You might think that if you’re developing locally, you don’t need to use WP Stagecoach to make a staging site. After all, it doesn’t affect anyone else if you break a site on your local dev environment. But actually, there are lots of ways that a staging site can be used in conjunction with a local environment to make your workflow better for you and your clients.
Show your client
The big problem with working locally is that your work is only available locally. If you want to show your work to your client or to anyone else, you need to put it somewhere on the internet. WP Stagecoach can take care of this for you: you can install WP Stagecoach on your local site and use it to create a publicly-accessible version of your site.
Test server environment
You’re probably using WAMP or MAMP on your local machine. It’s a good idea to test your site on a Linux server running Apache or Nginx before launch. Although it is rare for there to be huge difference between your local server and a web server, it can happen, and setting up a WP Stagecoach staging site is a quick and easy way to test for server environment issues.
If you are collaborating with another developer, designer, or content writer, you need to have a site that is accessible to everyone involved. Even if you continue to do most of your work locally, you can set up a staging site where other people can collaborate on the site, and then you can import their work into your local environment using WP Stagecoach’s one-click import.
WP Stagecoach can enhance your local development workflow by making your local work accessible on a public web server. You can create a staging site in minutes to show to your clients and collaborators.