Free for 14 days, demo sites on Flywheel allow for you to create a site and set up a demonstration of the site, prior to paying it. The typical use case for demo sites is handling final delivery of sites for clients when you want your client to pay for the hosting. Often, customers will develop a WordPress site locally (we recommend Local by Flywheel — it’s free, fast and super functional), and then create a demo site on Flywheel once they’re ready to hand off billing for the client.
To create a demo site on Flywheel:
Click “Create a site” from your Flywheel dashboard.”
When choosing a plan select “Create a Demo Site”.”
Get confirmation from your client that it’s good to go.
Click “Set up Billing” to send an email to your client with a link to pay for the site.
Once your client pays for the site, you can point the DNS and take the site live!
The great thing about demo sites on Flywheel, is you no longer need to set up your client sites on a “demo server” prior to them launching, then move the site to your client’s hosting when approved. Demo sites on Flywheel are the final resting spot for the site. Once it’s paid for, all you need to do is point DNS and the site is live! It’s as easy as that.
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