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WordPress Environment Indicator


Displays an indicator above the admin bar indicating the current environment. Useful for quickly determining which
environment you are currently viewing.

This only displays in the WordPress admin, not on the website itself.


  • Active indicator bar


Install through the WordPress dashboard, or

  1. Upload /wp-environment-indicator to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How do I specify my development environment?

After activating the plugin, to to Settings->WP Environment Indicator and type the host name of your development environment, i.e. “”


September 28, 2018
This plugin is great when you’re frequently switching between local, staging and live environments. It’s very easy to install and to begin to use. Five stars!
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fixes to support different hosting environments such as docker
  • Add a selection box for the banner color


  • Initial release