A Designer Test Blog can help you test a design on a live blog during your creation process.  You'll be able to test any single design at a time on the test blog.

Qualifying for a Designer Test Blog

Designers may request a Test Blog from our team if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • The designer is submitting designs to the Showit Design Market
  • OR the designer has an active Advanced Blog subscription
  • OR the designer has been accepted to the Design Partner program

If you meet any if the criteria above you can request a "Designer Test Blog" by starting a new support message inside of the Showit application.

Using a Designer Test Blog

If you've been setup with a test blog you can follow these steps for changing the site that loads on your test blog.

  1. Publish your design in order to test it. You can publish to the Showit vanity URL. (Preview URLs won't work for testing on a blog)
  2. On the Wordpress admin go to Settings > Showit Settings
  3. Replace the Blog Domain setting with the domain of the site you want to test and Save the change.
  4. Click to Generate Theme which will update the design on your test blog
  5. Visit your test blog URL to see how the site and blog load. The blog should load by adding /blog to your test blog URL.

**If you're setting up static Demo Blog Pages, those pages won't load when connected to your test blog. Be sure to always manually go to your /blog/ page to make sure your design loads correctly with the test blog content.

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