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What is a Demo Site?

Updated on October 20th, 2020

Demo sites on Flywheel allow you to set up a demonstration of a WordPress site free for up to 14 days, prior to paying for a subscription.

The typical use case for demo sites is handling final delivery of client sites when you want your client to pay for the hosting. For example, develop a WordPress site locally (we recommend our app Local — it’s free, fast and super functional), then migrate it to a demo site on Flywheel when you’re ready to hand off billing to your client. Easy!

How do I create a demo site?


Click the Create a New Site button


Click the Create a Demo Site button

Instead of choosing a plan, select “Create a Demo Site” on the righthand sidebar.


Migrate the client's site to the demo

Then, get confirmation from your client that it’s good to go. If your client asks for changes, you can make them directly to the demo site!


Transfer billing to your client

Click Set Up Billing to generate an email to your client with a link to create a subscription on Flywheel that your client will manage.


Make the site live

Once your client finishes setting up the site subscription, the demo site is converted to a paid site, and you can point domain DNS to Flywheel and take the site live! For more information on this process, check out this help article: How do I go live on Flywheel?

Still need help?

If you run into any snags setting up a demo site, our Happiness Engineers would be glad to assist.

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