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Testing a Weebly Site Before Launching

There are many ways to test a Weebly site before it goes live, but the following method allows you to test without having to register and pay for multiple domain names.

An overview of the process  

  1. Create a free pairsite.com subdomain that uses Weebly Hosting
  2. Develop the Weebly site on the pairsite.com subdomain
  3. When done, move the Weebly site to the "real" domain name
  4. If desired, delete the pairsite.com subdomain and the accompanying test site

Creating a pairsite.com subdomian:

  1. Log in to the ACC
  2. Select the Domains menu
  3. Select Add New Domain
  4. Type the name of your desired subdomain into the Subdomain Name textbox
  5. Select "pairsite.com" from the dropdown box
  6. Choose Weebly Hosting
  7. Pick a Weebly plan

Editing the Weebly site:

  1. Log in to the ACC
  2. Select Add Ons from the menu
  3. Select Weebly Site Builder
  4. Select the name of the domain you wish to edit a site for
  5. Click on the Edit Weebly Site button

Moving the Weebly test site:

Once you have a site that you are happy with, and you have a new domain picked out and set up with Weebly hosting for the live site, you can move the Weebly site to the new domain.

  1. Log in to the ACC
  2. Select Add Ons from the menu
  3. Select Weebly Site Builder
  4. Select the name of the domain you wish to move a site from
  5. Click on the Move Site button
Updated on April 11, 2018

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