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    Question Two problems building a website

    Hello...
    I'm creating a website for my client.
    But, I have two problems.

    1. She provided me only FTP credentials, not cPanel (hosting is on 1and1).
    So, is there any way to open cPanel with FTP?

    2. I thought to build her a website somewhere else, and then transfer it to her site.
    But, where can I build it (it will be WP site build with Elementor)?


    Thanks,
    Marin

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    1. No. FTP is only for transferring files to the server. If you need to do more youíll have to ask for access to the cPanel.
    2. If it has to be Wordpress you can install you own server on your computer, e. g. with XAMPP, develop the website locally. Alternatively, if you have your own website hosted somewhere, you could use that space to develop the website remotely (e. g. on a subdomain of yours) or there are also companies that provide free webspace (000webhost comes to mind) where you can develop the website and when youíre done you move the entire thing.
      1. Depending on how simple the site will be, you could also use a flat-file CMS like Grav or Get Simple where you donít need a Database and therefore might not need access to cPanel


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    If you do develop elsewhere (which I would recommend) a great plugin to help transfer the content is All in One Migration

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    Is your client familiar with WordPress?
    She knows that she will need to use the admin to enter posts, pages, content, etc?

    Or is she going to expect you to fill in all content and maintain the site?

    Some people are told that WordPress is so easy to use, but in reality, there is a learning curve to it.
    Make sure she really wants a wordpress site.

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    Like mlseim already said, there's a learning curve to maintaining a site with Wordpress. For 'normal' people, it's not as easy as you'd think. Also, making changes to a WP design can be difficult if you're not WP savy, and is extremely difficult for a client that has no knowledge of HTML and CSS.
    Glad to be of service, but please do reply to my answer if applicable.


 

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