How To Test A Widget Without Triggering Master Rules

Some of our master rules can make it hard to test a widget. For example, the “Limit to one Box per visitor ” and the “Limit to one Box per session” rules can each keep you from seeing the widget a second time when running tests. 

To test any widget on your live site without triggering the master rules, append the following query parameter to the URL

ignore_lightbox_master_rules

So, if you want to test a widget on https://domain.com/category the URL might look like this

https://domain.com/category/?ignore_lightbox_master_rules

If you’re already using a current page URL rule with a query parameter to limit the widget to a test URL, you can add this parameter in using the &. That might look like this:

https://domain.com/category/?boxtesturl&ignore_lightbox_master_rules

That’s all there is to it! You can test any widget without triggering the master rules using this method. If you have any questions about testing, send us an email and we’ll be glad to help!