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    Designing in WordPress

    I'm just getting into web design and I have a quick question. When designing a WordPress site for someone, should I build it in their server, or design it on mine and then transfer it over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by v33dub View Post
    I'm just getting into web design and I have a quick question. When designing a WordPress site for someone, should I build it in their server, or design it on mine and then transfer it over?
    I'm just a beginner myself but I would build it on my own server and not transfer it over until the client has paid. Others on this forum that have actual experience may be better qualified to answer even if they disagree.

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    We put a maintenance page up on the client's domain, build the site on our test server. show it to the client, work the bugs out of it and then transfer it to their main domain. All of our clients businesses are being managed and hosted by us so we don't have to consider non payment as an issue from them.

    I don't think I would build a client's site live on their domain unless I had control of it or their hosting.
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    Not a WP guy, but "it depends".

    I have a live dedicated server. Sometimes I'll build things on it and then transfer over with payment. For long-term clients with their own hosting, I'll bill them monthly and upload the work to a subfolder on their hosting account after testing it on my local server; I bill monthly for those, and I rarely have payment issues with any of my clients.

    For the clients I host, non-payment is even more rarely an issue; I had a guy attempt to get out of paying me once about 11 years ago so I put a 403 page up on his site that indicated to his customers that they were seeing this page because I was owed money. I was paid in full within a day and the client promptly took his files off of my server and attempted to host them elsewhere; I say "attempted" because he went with a cheap domain registrar in India; the day after I was paid and granted him full access to his files, his domain registrar's assets were seized and he couldn't transfer the site or the domain away. Since I was unwilling to continue hosting the site and was only paid for past services owed, the domain and site simply lapsed into oblivion. Karma can be a real pregnant dog sometimes.
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    It will better to I build it in their server because it is more transparent process.


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