I have theme X on my live site, but I am also creating a staging environment where I will make my actual web changes and then deploy the changes to the live site.
Of course, the staging site needs to be a replica of the live site, so when I make my changes on staging, I can deploy to live without issues.
On the staging environment, I have copied all the files and downloaded theme X from themeforest (same as on live site). I also used the same validation code, but it says I cannot because it's already in use.
My question is, do I really need to purchase a new Theme X just for my staging environment? Nobody is going to see the staging environment, it will only be used for development and changes, before then deploying to live? It seems highly unnecessary to purchase a new theme x just for staging? Is there a way I can use the same theme x license on my live site and for the staging environment?
Currently, on my staging environment, none of the plugins etc have been copied over from the live site due to the validation issue.