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Theme Test Drive

Safely test drive any theme as an administrator, while visitors use the default one.


24 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
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4 stars
Useful plugin for developer
By , for WP 3.4.2

Its simple plugin and lite... Very usefull for preview my theme thanks for this plugin

4 stars
Useful For Staging
By , for WP 3.4.2

This plugin has been indispensable for upgrading site themes.

4 stars
The URL parameter could be better
By , for WP 3.4.2

The good thing is that the plug-in works, although looks like the same functionality is available in the standard Live Preview. Maybe it is more usable for people with smaller screens, but with high-res it makes no difference.

The bad thing... Actually I needed the functionality provided by /?theme=my_custom_theme URL parameter for sending URLs with "test" theme to some people for approval. And these people are not interested to perform several steps like logging in, clicking something etc; they just want to click an URL from their email client and see the "test" version on their screen. By default this parameter is not working for "everyone", only for the logged in users :(.
I've found some workaround to make the URL parameter work after several hours of experiments, but it still not exactly what I need.

5 stars
this plugin is a godsend!
By , for WP 3.4.2

no more live testing! and no need for a duplicate site!!
for us little freelancers this is a dream come true.
it took me a minute to realize that i could change EVERYTHING with the test drive enabled and it would only be visible to admins... then i was sold.

Awesome. thank you!

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