One of the larger sites I’ve built was for a prominent local business that recently changed hands.
I am going to be re-branding the current site as well as moving it to a new domain name for the new owners. This is a temporary site as they are having a friend of theirs build a new site to be ready sometime this summer.
What I’m wondering is how I can best keep the current (original) site as part of my portfolio and the best approach to rebranding the current site while the original one is still active.
I have developed sites on my hosting platform in their own file but I’m not sure if that would be ok for showcasing the original site? If I am going to do that, should I just ftp the current files over or start with a fresh WP install and import it? The original business was owned by my father so I have permission to use that site however I see fit.
Since the new look will be quite different, I’m thinking about starting from a fresh WP install on the new domain (currently directed to the original site), behind a coming soon page directing people to the current site, until I’m happy with the design. That way, I could just drop the coming soon page and redirect the old domain to the new when it’s ready. Does that sound like the best way to approach this project?
I am kind of new to this so I really appreciate any thoughts or feedback!
Sara @ Wirebird Media – WordPress and Genesis web developer based in Bend, Oregon
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