I want to change a current site that already has a fairly robust database. Before I do, I want to test a few different layouts to make a decision. Instead of using the original site, I am thinking of changing the test site wp-config file to call the database from the original site. Can I do this without "damaging" the original site?
My rationale is that since the original site has custom post types, it would be easier to be able to use that database, rather than try to recreate it.