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!
Instead of choosing a plan, select “Create a Demo Site” on the righthand sidebar.
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!
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.
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?
If you run into any snags setting up a demo site, our Happiness Engineers would be glad to assist.
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