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Question on License key on a localhost webserver



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I've used the Duplicator plugin to allow me to clone a live Elementor Pro site to a localhost web server
(eg. 192.168..) to test changes I want to make.

After installing the cloned site. there was a message:

License Mismatch
Your license key doesn't match your current domain Reactivate License

However supposedly when run on a localhost, Elementor does not count that as a usage of a license.

My question:

1 - Do I simply ignore this message
2 - Do I click on "Reactive License" and will Elementor take note that it's running on a local host and
get rid of this warning message? I don't want to inadvertently mess up the live site.



New Member
I have the exact same issue... too bad no one answered yet...
I tried configuring xampp for virtual hosts, so the url I use won't have the "localhost", and use the original domain with .local/.test, as recommended by Elementor Pro Docs (using .local/.dev/.test should not be registered as an install - see article 326-activate-your-license-key on Elementor docs website) but xampp will always redirect to the dashboard, which is a known issue and I couldn't find any way to resolve this...
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Also having this issue. Seems like quite the oversight for basic web development and almost renders the license worthless if those features can only be implemented/edited on a live site... probably forces a lot of people to upgrade..

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