License activation development environment

This support request was posted in Smart by freelancerjd

Request ID #31750 In Progress
  • Hi there,

    I am developing the WordPress website on my development environment with an unresolvable hostname (from /etc/hosts).
    Can I activate the license for the Smart theme on my dev environment and when I’m ready to go to production activate the license on production?
    And possibly switch or enable both to be able to develop on my dev env while production keeps running?
    Thanks in advance.


    Juanfra Aldasoro


    Thanks for writing. I hope you are doing well 🙂

    Your license should be fine in the following local/staging hosts:


    What’s your current development hostname? Do you think you can use one of those?


    Hi Juan,

    The development website’s IP address is localhost/, the hostname is something completely different, resolved by the hosts file. Is that sufficient?


    Juanfra Aldasoro


    Thank for your prompt response.

    Licenses are based on a URL basis. You can check the active URLs by going to your Dashboard > Orders > View licenses

    You can use any of the hosts I copied in my previous message.

    The asterisk means you can use any string there. So for example, these would work:


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