Plugin Test Drive Lets You Test WordPress Plugins Before Activating
Ever wanted to see how a plugin would interact on your site before activating it? Plugin Test Drive was written for just that purpose. You can test it out to see how it looks on your site and configure it properly before making it publicly activated for your visitors.
How does it work?
Plugin Test Drive works by conditionally activating the plugin based on user name or IP address. Use the IP address option if you’re testing plugins that are intended for unregistered visitors only. Select username for testing plugins that work mainly with registered users.
Check out the Plugin Test Drive homepage for more specific information on how to use it.