RAMP Documentation

WP Engine’s “Create Staging Site” Feature

WP Engine has a feature to automatically copy database content from production to a staging environment. Unfortunately, when copying the data they modify it in a way that is not compatible with RAMP’s content mapping features.

RAMP needs to reference a key that is different than the post ID in order to map content and thus uses the GUID property of a WordPress post. WP Engine changes the GUID when “creating a staging environment”, preventing RAMP from being able to map posts and pages to their counterparts in production.

As such, we recommend using this process to copy your production content back to your staging environment.