Is is possible to test modifications in a virtual environment?
I'd like to upgrade Vantage to version 1.3.1 but I would like to test everything in a test environment first. I use a Child theme but also had to fix many bugs myself or add features where I had to modify the Parent theme.
I'm still stuck with the payments bug and really need to try the new payment process, but my site is live and already has decent traffic so I don't want to test the new version online.
I already tried to use my local server to duplicate and test the site but the URL seem encrypted in so many places in the database that I can't find a way to make it work. I searched Appthemes and Wordpress forums but couldn't find a solution that works.
I'm sure some of you figured it out, could someone please point me out in the right direction?