Our staging/dev sites feature is still in the oven and will be coming in Q2 2019 - in lieu of that we will be providing an optional WP staging plugin installed by default on every WP site which will be replaced with our new more robust staging with everything you'd want and need.
This solution gives you much more flexibility to manage merging your dev site changes with your live site, as opposed to our past solution which only allowed for destructive overwriting of site files and databases.
This plugin allows you to create an staging or development environment in seconds*
It creates a clone of your website into a subfolder of your main WordPress installation including an entire copy of your database.
This sounds pretty simple and yes it is! All the hard time-consumptive database and file copying stuff including url replacements is done in the background.
After installing the plugin, watch this 45sec video on how to set up your staging site.
Check back in Q2 for our own staging system which will be integrated into the Entrecloud dashboard.
If you have any issues using the dev sites feature please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!