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How to create demos for themes?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by codeman1234, Aug 25, 2017.

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  1. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    Hello,

    I am building an affiliate themeshop and I would like to know what is the best procedure to create theme demos so user can see live demo of theme, my shop would have themes from WP, Drupal and Joomla.

    Thanks!
     
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    why can't you just link to their demos and open in a new window
     
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    Search for theme switcher plugin. You'll need the theme installed on each site, then give it a parameter to switch the theme when you link to it.
     
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    maybe I read it wrong, I thought he was an affiliate, so the original designer would already have a demo, use their resources
     
  5. codeman1234

    codeman1234 Power Member

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    No you did not read wrong, this is an affiliate to start with but, main objective is to do the real thing and I am wondering how this people do it so, I can apply it to both.
     
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    sharyqkhan Junior Member

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    You can also use some Dump Content for it.
     
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    And is there any free hosting that can be use to host live demos of themes or is not worth it?
     
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    I would do it as:
    Joomlademo1.mythemeshopdropspanties.com
    Drupaldemo1.mythemeshopdropspanties.com
    Etc...

    Then build live demos on each subdomain as needed, and redirect the subdomain to the affiliate demo when needed.
     
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    Why not use subdomain or folder?
    On main site just use woo commerce to sell
     
  10. codeman1234

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    Yes is a way but, the problem is that demo sites get attacked a lot, so, I was looking to put it a different domain if possible so, does not affect SEO of main site or even in some website that you can do this stuff but, it seems there is none offering this.
     
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    I was thinking of using subdomains on domain with same name my main site but using different tld and just use it for theme demos for example:

    Main Site: mysite.com

    Demos Site: mysite.net
    Demos URLs: drupaldemo1.mysite.net
    Demos URLs: drupaldemo2.mysite.net

    What you think about that?