A dev site or sandbox can be useful for preparing a new theme before migrating from an old theme, testing new functionality, or playing around with themes before making changes on your live site. We are happy to provide a dev site free of charge upon request.
Important things to know about dev sites:
-Dev sites are brand new empty sites, they include only stock content to show what the theme looks like.
-It is not possible for us to populate the dev site with any content from your live site.
-We recommend uploading several videos to see what the site will look like with your content.
-Our development team will only migrate theme customizations if you are using the dev site to set-up a new theme to replace an old, legacy theme on your live site.
-If you are already using a new theme, the dev site can only be used for testing theme customization, you will have to recreate any customizations manually on your live site.
To request a dev site, reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide an email to associate with the new dev site. The email provided cannot be associated with your current live site.