Editor’s note: this post contains out of date information. 

We’ve had the “staging area” feature since day 1, but until now it’s not been possible to use SFTP to access your files there.  Lame!

So now you can. Here’s how:

Log into SFTP with the same settings as your normal site, except use: sitename-staging instead of: sitename as your username. Password, server, etc are all the same.

Note: If you haven’t created a staging area recently, this probably won’t work yet. First generate a new staging area, then try it.

Another Note: Remember that our SFTP server is now: sftp.wpengine.com and not: sitename.wpengine.com.