How do I customize appearance without going live? Hey r/Wordpress I’d like to test some things out visually but don’t want the updates to be seen by the public as I make them, is this possible? How would I do this? Thanks for your help. Previous Article Customer Journey Plugin for WordPress Next Article Login loop
Test with a local copy or a staging site. You could also use a plugin like [this](https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-switcha). If your host has the capability, a staging site works best.
Staging sites can work very well, and many hosting companies offer this option!
I do recommend checking a good one that can help you with performance and security (backups) at the same time, in case you need to roll your site/staging site back to a previous state.
[wphostingbenchmarks.com](https://wphostingbenchmarks.com) benchmarks might help. Proud to see the company I work for (Pressable) there 🙂
Staging or local install is good for this sort of stuff. Use the all in one migration plugin and just set up a clone of your site for however long you need to test.