An unlimited number of sites can be created on a WordPress multisite environment.
- Users with access to the application’s VIP Dashboard can review a list of existing sites on the network in the Network Sites panel.
- Users with a WordPress Super Admin role can review a list of existing sites on the network in the network-level Sites screen.
Create a new site on a multisite network
- Navigate to: My Sites > Network Admin > Sites
- Select the Add New button and follow the WordPress prompts to provide the necessary details to create the new site.
Redesign a site
VIP’s platform uses a content-down and code-up workflow. This means that any new content needs to be added to the production site and then synced down to child environments, and new code should be tested on the child environment prior to merging to production.
This workflow ensures that no child environments introduce anything into the live production environment that could cause adverse outcomes such as taking down a launched site or even opening it up to security issues. VIP does not accommodate child environment > production environment imports into launched (sites receiving traffic) environments. Leaving content in a draft-state in production allows content to be bulk-published on a “go-live” date on your go-live date, and Pull Requests containing new code can then be merged.
Customers on VIP have also successfully launched site redesigns by using MultilingualPress’s “Based on site” feature to create a new subsite within a network based on the original site they are intending to edit. This allows new content to be staged on the Production environment, may stage the site with new content, using the Maintenance Mode plugin to keep the site redesign out of the public eye if needed.
In most cases, a site redesign on a multisite network can be self-launched.
Request a new environment
In some cases (different team or agency access, security reasons, etc.) a subsite within a multisite network will not suffice, and a new VIP environment will need to be created. If available, a Relationship Manager can provide more information about which new environment will fit your business needs.
VIP Support requests for a new environment should include: