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[resolved] Need live demos for clients. Should I use multisite? (4 posts)

  1. quocnt
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,
    We are a small web design group that recently switched to wordpress (2 weeks ago, actually). We normally have to demo for 4-6 clients at a time, so I'm looking for an easy and convenient way to do this.

    Ideally, we want to setup a live demo on our host for our client (we provide hosting service, too). If the client approves the demo, then we would just point their domain to the host, making the site live. But we learned that it's not possible to put up a wordpress installation without a domain name.

    So we thought we should demo on subdomains or directories on our site. e.g. client1.ourwebdesign.com and client2.ourwebdesign.com. That's when the multisite option came up.

    We want to ask if we should install each site individually, or use a multisite? We have zero experience with multisite so I don't know if it is suitable for our need.

    Thank you all for your help :)

  2. 360
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hard to decide but I would go for one client = one installation
    advantages are custom modifications to theme and plugin files
    disadvantage: more databases, more files, more updates


  3. I actually wouldn't. It's soooo much easier to pick up a single WP instance and drop it on another server, than it is to move a single instance from Multisite.

  4. quocnt
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you. We do have extra databases, so single sites is a better option.

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