Don’t you love it when you discover something you already own has an amazing new feature you didn’t even know about? I’ve used BackupBuddy for years and love it. Disclaimer: it’s a paid plugin, but I think it’s well worth it if you take a lot of development sites live like I do. Plus, backing up your site is essential, and BackupBuddy makes it very easy, and even automates it for you.
Somehow I’ve been using it all this time and didn’t realize they added this great new feature that lets you push changes from a staging site to a live site. I could do a tutorial here, but no need to re-create the wheel when iThemes has already done a great job. To find out more, see their tutorial here: