If you want to make large changes to your site or want to recreate it entirely, sometimes it’s helpful to start from scratch. While we don’t offer the ability to reset an existing site to a default WordPress install, you can instead create a new demo site to work on and then transfer your changes when you’re ready. (This way you can leave the existing site active in the meantime.)
To get started, click the “Create a new site” button in the main Flywheel dashboard (or the “+ New Site” button from the dashboard header):
Fill out the form with all the settings you’d like for your new site, like the site name, WordPress admin login name, and password. Lastly, select “My client will pay later” as the billing method.
Once you’re done, the site will take a couple of minutes to configure, and voila! You’ve got a brand new 14-day demo site with a fresh WordPress install ready to go. Have fun!
Once you’ve gotten your work done on the new WordPress install and you’re ready to take your changes live, you have two options:
Fill out this migration form to have Flywheel migrate your new content back to your existing site: https://app.getflywheel.com/migration.
(This is the easiest option if the existing site is already live, because we handle everything for you and you don’t have to mess with DNS settings again.)
Go live with the new site by adding your domain and pointing DNS: https://getflywheel.com/wordpress-support/go-live-flywheel/.
Once that’s complete, you can simply delete the old site.
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