Develop your website on live server without crashing your site, then deploy all changes in 1 click.
With Dev Theme plugin, you can easily create a separate staging environment for your website where you can test and experiment with new themes and designs without affecting your live site. Our plugin allows you to make changes to your staging site, preview the changes and only when you’re ready, you can push them to your live site with just a click of a button.
Our plugin makes it easy for you to edit themes on your live site, without worrying about affecting your live site until you decides to. You can experiment with different themes, customize them to your liking, and see how they look and feel on your site, all without having to worry about damaging your live website.
While the plugin does not allow you to edit plugins on the site, it ensures that any changes made to your theme are isolated and do not affect your live site. This means that you can experiment with new designs, layouts, and features without the risk of damaging your website’s performance or functionality.
Overall, Dev Theme plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to create a safe and isolated environment to experiment with your website’s design and layout, making it easy for you to make changes and improvements without any risk to your live site.
How it works?
The staging feature of Dev Theme, allows you to create a safe and secure environment for you to experiment and develop your website without impacting your live site.
When you create a staging environment, the plugin will copy your active theme into a folder called “dev-theme”.
This folder is where you can safely edit the code of your website without affecting the live version.
Once you’ve made the desired changes, you can preview the new version of your website by either activating the dev-theme just for your user, to do that, just enter to your profile and look for the “Dev Theme” option.
Another option, add a dev_theme cookie with the value “enabled” in your browser.
This way, you can test your changes thoroughly before making them live to ensure the best possible user experience.
With Dev Theme plugin, you can confidently develop and experiment with your website knowing that your live site remains safe and untouched.
- Install Plugin
- Go to admin dashboard -> DEV Theme -> click “Copy from main theme to dev theme” to create your first DEV Theme
- Go to your user profile page, check the “Dev Theme activate” checkbox and save the changes in order to enable DEV Theme for your user
Contributors & Developers
“Dev Theme” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added WP Rocket auto cache clearing
- Added option to enable Dev Theme via cookie for non logged in tests
- Added WP Engine auto cache clearing & auto file permissions resetting
- Added function dth_is_dev_theme(), returns true if Dev Theme is (actually) working