Unregistered Test Mode

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Site Settings" > "Misc"

ProPhoto requires registration, and limits the number of registered installations per-license to two. See the ProPhoto license policy or the EULA for details.

If you want to use a test-site or a development setup, you can turn on the unregistered option in ProPhoto. Unregistered setups can only be viewed by WordPress administrators who are logged-in to work on the site.

To set up a test version of ProPhoto you will need to install WordPress and ProPhoto at a location or in a folder on your web server that is separate from any other WordPress setup.  You can install at any domain you like, but most people simply choose to install in another subdirectory like, “test,” at the same hosting location as their site.

Following this example, the location of the testing site would be something like:

http://mysite.com/test

(View a full tutorial on installing WordPress and ProPhoto.)  Once you activate the ProPhoto theme you’ll be asked to register. Don’t! Registering it will count as one of your two allowed registrations and you’ll need to contact us to discontinue the setup. You will also  see a message like this, which you can ignore. Simply navigate to “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Misc.” and scroll to the bottom and enable the “unregistered test-mode.” When you’re done creating a great-looking site design, simple disable “unregistered test mode” and register your site. That will make it visible to others. Or, follow the tutorial below to export that design from the testing site, and import it into the main site.

There may be some WordPress settings that don’t transfer.  A design only includes settings and images established in the “ProPhoto” > “Customize” area.  For example, if you set up a static home page on the testing site, those WordPress settings won’t transfer. You will have to set that at the main site, as well.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Site Settings" > "Misc"

ProPhoto requires registration, and limits the number of registered installations per-license to two. See the ProPhoto license policy or the EULA for details.

If you want to use a test-site or a development setup, you can turn on the unregistered option in ProPhoto. Unregistered setups can only be viewed by WordPress administrators who are logged-in to work on the site.

To set up a test version of ProPhoto you will need to install WordPress and ProPhoto at a location or in a folder on your web server that is separate from any other WordPress setup.  You can install at any domain you like, but most people simply choose to install in another subdirectory like, “test,” at the same hosting location as their site.

Following this example, the location of the testing site would be something like:

http://mysite.com/test

(View a full tutorial on installing WordPress and ProPhoto.)  Once you activate the ProPhoto theme you’ll be asked to register. Don’t! Registering it will count as one of your two allowed registrations and you’ll need to contact us to discontinue the setup. You will also  see a message like this, which you can ignore. Simply navigate to “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Misc.” and scroll to the bottom and enable the “unregistered test-mode.” When you’re done creating a great-looking site design, simple disable “unregistered test mode” and register your site. That will make it visible to others. Or, follow the tutorial below to export that design from the testing site, and import it into the main site.

There may be some WordPress settings that don’t transfer.  A design only includes settings and images established in the “ProPhoto” > “Customize” area.  For example, if you set up a static home page on the testing site, those WordPress settings won’t transfer. You will have to set that at the main site, as well.


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