If you are frequently moving the database between production, development, and staging, you can set the site key in the wp-config.php file. This method allows you to avoid re-entering the site key when moving the database between different environments. By generating a unique site key for each domain and adding them to their respective wp-config.php files, you eliminate the need to register WPML manually.
To set a different site key per environment:
- Generate a different site key for each of the different domains of the site. Go to your Account page to generate the site keys.
- Add the different site keys to each of the environments in their respective wp-config.php files, using the following statement:
define( 'OTGS_INSTALLER_SITE_KEY_WPML', 'your-site-key' );
The value that you set using the OTGS_INSTALLER_SITE_KEY_WPML takes precedence over the value in the database. So, when you move the database between domains, you will not need to update the registration.