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Loading a domain with WordPress for a temporary webstie

I've created WordPress sites before, but it was a while back . Much has changed. I need to set up a "dummy" temporary site to pitch to a new client.  I do not have access to their real domain name or their back end - This is a BRAND new design. The existing site is extremely outdated, but is being serviced by someone else. I simply want to design something WITHOUT an actual domain name that they can see and feel, WITHOUT actually making it public.  Is that doable???

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Re: Loading a domain with Word Press for a temporary webstie

Hi @Artwizard622,


If you used a managed wp hosting plan, you have the option of setting up a temporary domain name while creating your site.  The wp server config wizard will assign a temporary name like  At this site you can do a complete design-to-migration project.


Migrating the site is easy.  You can either use the GoDaddy migration service, or I prefer migration via the GoDaddy Plugin Partner UpdraftPlus.


Hope this helps,


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Re: Loading a domain with Word Press for a temporary webstie

Thank you James!  I will follow up on your advice!