Hi Phil C,
Due to the functionality differences between the Standard and Community editions, we do not recommend using a trial version (which is fully-featured) for development and a Community version for the live website. Switching from trial to Community edition is not an easy task. It is
especially challenging when you have taken advantage of the unique
features of the fully-featured version, such as permissions, workflow,
versioning, multi-lingual support.
We recommend using the trial version only for clients who will be purchasing Sitefinity Standard Edition. For clients who will not be using permissions, workflow, versioning and multi-lingual support, please use the Community version.
We invite you to review the Sitefinity editions comparison table at:
The Sitefinity Community Edition is free of charge and works without license keys, while the fully-featured version requires a license key and costs $899 per domain.
I hope the provided information was helpful. Let us know if we can assist you further.
the Telerik team