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Create new sites

An unlimited number of sites can be created on a WordPress multisite environment.

Create a new site on a multisite network

Users with a WordPress Super Admin role have the capability to create a new site on the network in the network-level Sites screen.

  • 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.

By default, all sites on a VIP multisite use a subdirectory structure; this path can be changed to a custom domain or subdomain as part of the launch process.

Newly created sites will be automatically connected to Jetpack and Akismet.

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. Using this plugin, a new site can be created on a network based on the original site they are intending to edit. This allows new content to be staged on the Production environment, along with 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 site redesign on a separate site 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:

Last updated: August 03, 2023

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