WP Engine, a managed WordPress hosting company, announced the release of their much anticipated next-generation dashboard and a brand new, fully functional feature: Production to and from Staging environments.
I think that the production to staging and back to production testing environment is by far the cooler announcement, let’s start with that.
WP Engine announced that with the new dashboard, you will be able to push your production environment into a staging environment. Make the changes you need, then push the staging environment back into produciton. Just as Austin wrote, no more “cowboy coding” or “fixing it live” for people that want to use this feature.
All I can say is: AWESOME!
Next up, the WP Engine dashboard received a complete overhaul.
The functionality within the dashboard remained the same, such as managing multiple installs, domains, redirects, backup points, error log viewing, and access to phpMyAdmin.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the design and I’m excited to see it rolled out to everyone as the main dashboard.
If you haven’t moved over to WP Engine yet, now is a good time to sign-up and migrate over to their rock solid WordPress hosting platform. WPEngine.com
I’d love to hear your thoughts about the new functionality with production to staging environments, as well as the fresh look.