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How do I reset my staging site?

If you’ve gone a little too far, need to start over, or just need to update your Staging site’s content to reflect recent changes on the live production site, don’t worry – it’s easy!

Just head to the Staging tab of the site’s Flywheel dashboard and click the “Reset Staging” button. You’ll see the following pop-up, asking you to verify that you’d like to overwrite your staging site and confirm with your Flywheel password:

Confirm staging reset

Once you confirm and click the “Reset staging site” button, you’ll have a fresh copy of your live production site available and ready to go in your staging site! The total time to complete the refresh will be a byproduct of both how large your database is and the total file-size of your site. For most sites, the job should complete in a matter of minutes.


Resetting staging will overwrite ALL content on the staging site. If you have changes on staging that you don’t want to lose, it’s best to save a backup of those locally using a backup plugin or the database manager and SFTP, as we do not currently provide backups of staging sites or offer a way to “merge” changes to the live site to Staging.

If you have any questions or would like to just check in on the status of a reset staging site, feel free to contact our team.


Staging is not available on Tiny plans or with multisite setups.

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