Do you need to demonstrate a website to a client or customer but don’t want to mess with the live site? There are several options available for creating a demo site without touching the existing one. In this guide, we will go over some of the popular ways to create a demo site, specifically by using Cloud WordPress and our WordPress Backup Plugin to migrate the site, or creating a separate site. These are great options if want to have example sites to share, before replacing an existing site. With this information, you can determine the best method for you to set up a demo site.
Cloud WordPress Staging
Cloud WordPress by BoldGrid lets you quickly create a site for free. Then, install themes and plugins or even import a copy of the site using the Total Upkeep plugin. If you have a Premium Connect Key you can create many separate sites at once. When you are done testing, simply delete the site, reset it, or migrate it to your client’s server.
Create a Separate Site
You can also build a demo site by installing a separate site in a different folder. For example, you could install a WordPress site in a folder called ‘/test’ then visit the site going to example.com/test. A subdomain is another option for creating a demo site, such as test.example.com. When you are ready to go live, you must move the site to a different location or migrate the whole WordPress site to the customer’s server.
With this information, you should now be able to decide the best method for building and sharing a Demo site, without editing the original site. If you need more Cloud WordPress instances for additional sites or clients, you can easily upgrade to Pro and get either 5, 10 or 20 instances now.
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