Development and Staging Licences

The pro licence is enabled to allow development without using up your licence count.  These domains count as development systems

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:

  • *.dev
  • *.test
  • *.local
  • *.staging
  • *.example
  • *.invalid
  • * (GoDaddy)
  • * (Cloudways)
  • * (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging:

  • local.*
  • dev.*
  • test.*
  • staging.*
  • stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
  • * (WP Engine)
  • dev-* (Pantheon)
  • test-* (Pantheon)

Additionally, if your domain is localhost (with any port), it will also be treated as a development or staging domain.

If you have a paid money for a licence ( sorry this is not available for trail or ‘free issue’ licences ) we can manually add a development / staging domain for you if your development /staging domain does not fit the above criteria. Otherwise if your you want to utilise a license on a development or staging site that doesn’t fit the criteria listed above you will have to deactivate the license from within the Account page in your WP Admin dashboard, and then reuse the license.

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