Display Environment Type

Description

WordPress 5.5 introduces a way to differentiate between environment types (development, staging, production). This plugin displays your site’s environment type on the admin bar.

More info about the new feature

Screenshots

  • Admin bar display (production).
  • Admin bar display (staging).
  • Admin bar display (development).
  • Admin bar display (custom).
  • The 'at a glance' widget.

Installation

  1. Install and activate using the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Can I set custom color for my environment types?

The colors are currently fixed. This was done to avoid possible confusion. If the colors were user-configurable, they would need to be set up exactly the same on all related servers.

What will happen when I define custom environment types?

Custom types were originally added in WordPress 5.5, but they were removed in 5.5.1. This plugin no longer supports them.

Why is there no display on the front-end of the site, for logged-in users with the admin bar enabled?

There’s no display for non-admin users. The reasoning behind this is that in most cases, you’d probably not want to bother logged-in subscribers with a bright-colored box on their admin bar. For the same reason, the environment type is also hidden for subscribers in wp-admin.

For additional control, you can use the ‘det_display_environment_type’ filter hook:

function rt_det_display_filter( $display ){
    // Disable the environment type display for user ID 2.
    return ( get_current_user_id() !== 2 );
}
add_filter( 'det_display_environment_type', 'rt_det_display_filter' );

Reviews

August 21, 2020
Have you ever accidentally added test content to a productive website? You can now define a constant in your wp-config.php to distinguish between development, staging and productuion sites. To make this visible, this lean but helpful plugin adds an indicator to the admin bar and dashboard widget which helps to avoid mistakes as adding "Lorem ipsum" to your productive site. 🙂 Plugin works like a charm. No settings needed. Install, activate and feel happy.
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Contributors & Developers

“Display Environment Type” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.3 (2020-08-25)

  • Code refactor (thank you, @markjaquith).
  • Environment type now hidden by default for subscribers.

1.2.1 (2020-08-23)

  • Removes the distracting hover effect (thank you, @markjaquith).
  • Hardening against XSS (props @markjaquith).

1.2 (2020-08-21)

  • Adds a filter hook to allow you to determine whether the environmment is displayed.

1.1 (2020-08-21)

  • Added a conditional front-end display (admins only).
  • Improved plugin initialization.

1.0.2 (2020-08-21)

  • Removed the (unstyled) display on the front-end admin bar.
  • Added a FAQ section to the readme file.

1.0.1 (2020-08-21)

  • Fixed the plugin description and plugin URI.

1.0 (2020-08-20)

  • Initial release.