I’m looking for some insight into the best way to redesign an existing Webflow website within my Team Account.
We designed a Webflow website for a customer a few years ago. It’s now time to update the site which will involve not only a new design but a complete change to the content collections. The existing site needs to remain live until the new site is ready to replace it.
Take the existing site and start redesigning it. The problem with this approach is that the customer won’t be able to publish any updates to the site until the new site is completed and ready to be published, which could be 30 to 60 days. If we were to publish the site during the redesign, all the redesign work that is not completed would be published and the site wouldn’t look or function properly.
Start a brand new site in Webflow. The problem with this approach is that we would need to purchase another CMS hosting plan, when the customer already has one. If we did it this way, I’m assuming we could remove the domain name from the old site and add it to the new one and the site would continue to work without any updates to the domains host records. Does anyone know if this would have any affect on SEO? In addition, we’d now have an extra hosting account that is paid for and not being used.
I’m wondering how other people approach this situation and what pitfalls may popup that I haven’t thought about. Any insights would be appreciated.
Idea - perhaps Webflow could allow Team Accounts to create a certain number of websites based on the CMS plan, without having to pay for hosting, until a domain name is added.