[Pro] Development sites and license activations

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Our system will identify some domains as development sites.

Localhost, staging and development environments won’t get counted toward the license’s maximum allowed sites if its domain name is clearly a dev or staging site. See the list below.

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:

  • *.dev
  • *.dev.cc (DesktopServer)
  • *.test
  • *.local
  • *.staging
  • *.example
  • *.invalid
  • *.myftpupload.com (GoDaddy)
  • *.cloudwaysapps.com (Cloudways)
  • *.wpsandbox.pro (WPSandbox)
  • *.ngrok.io (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging:

  • local.*
  • dev.*
  • test.*
  • stage.*
  • staging.*
  • stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
  • *.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • dev-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • test-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • staging-*.kinsta.com (Kinsta)
  • staging-*.kinsta.cloud (Kinsta)
  • *.mystagingwebsite.com' (Pressable)

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

If you want to use a license on a dev site that doesn’t fit the criteria listed above you can deactivate the license from within the Account page in your WP Admin dashboard and then reuse the license.

Posted by Carlos Moreira

Lead developer of Interactive Geo Maps plugin.