I bought a license, very happy with XenForo. I am buying another license, purchasing it next week, for another domain. Can I do a password protected admin-only install this weekend to get things setup and before going public pay for the new license? Or will I have to re-install XenForo for the new install to be legit once it is paid for and goes live?
How many installations can I make with a single license?
Each license permits you to install the software once. However, you may create a single additional test installation for testing purposes only. Any test installation of this kind must be password protected, and access to it must be limited to you and your website staff.
I read that, I don't want to do an install and three days later do another install. I wish to know if I can just remove the password protection once paid or do I have to install the whole thing again from a backup.
OK, thought the forum was inaccessible while closed. How do people view content while the forum is turned off via admin? Is there a misunderstanding about the word closed? To me that means turning it off in the admin. Are you referring to closing as in closing a thread?
there is an on/off checkbox in Options > Board Active
"When the board is inactive / closed, this message will be shown to site visitors."
Yes, but the license states that the dev site must be password protected so that NO part of it is visible as @Brogan and @Slavik have already stated. Placing it under htaccess is very easy on nginx, Apache or OpenLiteSpeed.