Plugin / Backstage – Customizer Demo Access




Allow your demo site visitors to easily access the Customizer without logging in. This way you can showcase your product’s customization experience as close to reality as possible.


Everything is setup in such a way that people who are up to no good can’t mess with your demo site data. We’ve put a lot of thought into this and we believe things are sound.


We know that each of us has their own design sensibilities and particular technical setup. That is why we’ve made it easy to integrate the plugin in a multitude of scenarios.

You can change both the frontend and the Customizer behavior of the plugin.

For the frontend, you have several options:

  • For most the default HTML and CSS styling will be just fine. You can customize the button text.
  • You can choose to provide your own button HTML and CSS.
  • Or you can go all custom and handle the button yourself.

When it comes to the Customizer guest experience, the plugin will introduce a Back to Demo button (instead of the Publish button) and a notification for setting user expectations. You can customize the button text and the notification content and behavior.


Backstage should work with any type of Customizer options you have on your site:

  • WordPress core controls;
  • Colors and fonts controls;
  • Layout and behavioral controls like content width or blog layout.

The plugin is compatible with any type of WordPress installation:

  • Works with regular, single installations;
  • Works with Multisite setups; you can activate the plugin network-wide or per-blog.

The following limitations are inherent to the reality of having a sandboxed Customizer:

  • File uploads are not allowed; due to this, any controls that need file upload will not be allowed to be modified;
  • Any time a visitor leaves the Customizer, any customization is lost and when he or she enters again, all will start clean;

For theme authors by theme authors

The main audience of this plugin are theme and plugin authors that wish to showcase to potential customers the awesome customization possibilities provided by their product.

Earn that extra confidence needed for your next sale by being fully open and letting your work speak for itself.

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If you identify any errors or have an idea for improving the plugin, please open an issue. We’re more than excited to see what the community thinks of this little plugin, and we welcome your input!

If Github is not your thing but you are passionate about Backstage and want to help us make it better, don’t hesitate to reach us.


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First Released

28 Sep, 2018

Total Downloads


Wordpress Version

4.9.0 or higher

Tested up to:


Require PHP Version:

5.4.0 or higher




The plugin hasn't been transalated in any language other than English.


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