I am about to do my first project using a CMS. I will probably use WordPress.
Though I need to set up a staging site before everything is uploaded and live.
How does this work? When you upload the wordpress file via FTP, the wp-config.php file needs to be in the root directory…but I want to set up a staging folder within the root before the site goes live.
The way you ask that question doesn’t relate to how I use wordpress. If you are developing a theme, then “taking it back to the live root folder” means moving the theme folder across via ftp. If it is plugin development, then wordpress already has a means of installing plugins. If it is content, then wordpress has an exporter/importer. What are you wanting to move?