Great tool for theme developers to test theme dev on live site, without impacting the live site. Great for test drives, compatiblity checking, and also side by side eval of themes you’re building when you have one version at an alpha stage and want to test beta changes, then switch back for next dev stage.
Note for newbies and the clueless — this plugin does *not* allow you to build out an entire site, set all options, menus, widgets, and then switch site live with the test version.
This is intended to TEST a theme you’re not going to switch on from the TEST phase. WP does not support keeping widgets intact when changing themes, natively since the functions file changes which specifies which widgets are being instantiated (duh).
So, it works wonderfully for its intended purposes.
it does NOT make coffee, however, damn it ! 🙂
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