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how could i create a sample site for potential customers. I dont want to be buying domain names for customers that do not buy the site:confused:

I am using hostgater and WP to get this business up and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glen Barnhardt
    Simple just create the sample site under a directory or sub-domain. A directory would show up as http://yoursite.com/customerssample a sub-domain could be accessed via customersample.yoursite.com in either case they can be created in your cpanel. And in both cases the sample site is put in a subdirectory. It just depends on if you want it to be a subdomain or not.

    Here is how to create subdomains:
    Subdomains

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Br3nn4n
    This seems very informative. Im Just learning this hole Wordpress site building thing. Their are many businesses within my home town that do not have sites so i was going to play around and make up mock sites for a few of them and email them a link to see what they thought. And would they be interested in paying for their site.

    so the first thing i need to do is buy my own domain name and create my own website. Then from their i can add sub domains as samples.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    You can either create a subdomain or if its design you are focused on send the page as a pdf.
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  • Profile picture of the author Br3nn4n
    Horse im totally new to this and learning day and night, how would i send it as a pdf. just create the sub domain then save link as pdf document. and email that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesse L
    You don't need subdomains, just install to a different directory of your main site. I would suggest making a new database for each mock site so it is easy to export. One other thing I would do is set the mock sites so they will not be spidered by the search engines. You don't want Google indexing your mock sites that may not be relevant to your main site.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnieavelino
    Originally Posted by Br3nn4n View Post

    how could i create a sample site for potential customers. I dont want to be buying domain names for customers that do not buy the site:confused:

    I am using hostgater and WP to get this business up and running.
    Hi,

    You can make a portfolio page for that and install your demo site on that page. It will look like http://www.yoursite.com/portfolio/demo-1 for another site http://www.yoursite.com/portfolio/demo-2.
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  • Profile picture of the author Br3nn4n
    Thnks for all the help people
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