Creating and removing sites in Managed WordPress


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  • Applies to: Premium WP / Managed WP Pro, Personal, Elite
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Managed WordPress control panel access
  • Applies to: Managed WordPress
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Managed WordPress control panel access

Overview

This guide will show you how to add a site for your Managed WordPress service.

Requirements

For your domain to properly resolve to your Managed WordPress site, you will need to ensure that your domain is pointed to (mt) nameservers or you can point an A record to an IP address on your Managed WordPress service.

NOTE
Make sure you add the domain in your Account Center before adding the site in the Managed WordPress panel. Please see this article for details.

Instructions

Create site

  1. Log into your Media Temple Account.
  2. Select the blue ADMIN button associated with your Managed Wordpress server.
  3. Ensure you are in the Managed WordPress section.
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  4. Select + Create Site.
  5. You can select View Templates to quickly build a WordPress site using an easy to use template.
  6. Follow the prompted setup instructions.
  7. That's it! You should now have a new site added to your Managed WordPress service.
  1. Log into your Account Center.
  2. Click on the ADMIN button for your Managed WordPress service.
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  3. Click Add new site in the Managed WordPress control panel.
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  4. You will be asked to choose to create a new site or import one from another source. Choose Create A Site.
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    NOTE
    If you have reached the maximum number of sites for your service, you will not see this option. You will need to remove an existing site to add a new site. Please see the instructions below if you need to remove a site.

  5. In the next screen, you will be asked to choose a site name and create your WordPress administrator account.
  6. You will be asked if you wish to choose a custom theme. You can select Yes or No at this point. For this scenario, we will be choosing Yes and selecting one of Media Temple's pre-built themes named Daily Journal. 

    CAUTION:

    If you are using a custom theme, you will want to make sure the subfolder containing the theme has the same name as the .zip file containing that folder. For example, if your theme is in a ZIP archive named example.zip, you would want the theme to be contained in the example folder within that archive.

  7. Select the theme you wish to use and click Continue. choose_journal
  8. Once you've chosen your theme, you will be provided with a confirmation screen that details all of the settings you've chosen for your new WordPress site. If everything looks correct, click Finish.
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  9. At this point, WordPress will begin installing. We've included a small game to pass the time while this process completes. 
  10. When the site is done installing you will be given the option to proceed to the control panel for your new WordPress site.
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  11. That's it. Your WordPress site is now setup and you can begin adding new posts and content!

Deleting a Managed WordPress Site 

READ ME FIRST
If you need to keep a copy of this site, be sure to backup your site before following the steps below. Following the directions detailed below will delete all content for this site permanently.

Removing site

  1. Log into your Media Temple Account.
  2. Select the blue ADMIN button associated with your Managed Wordpress server.
  3. Ensure you are in the Managed WordPress section.
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  4. Locate the site you wish to remove.
  5. Select the mwp-dotdotdot.png icon. From the drop-down select Remove.
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  6. For confirmation you will need to manually type "Remove" then select the Remove button.
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  7. That's it! Your site (along with all its data) will be removed.
  1. Log into your Account Center.
  2. From the Overview page, click on the Admin button for your Managed WordPress.
  3. From the Managed WordPress control panel, select the site that you'd like to remove.
  4. Select DELETE THIS SITE
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  5. You will then be prompted to confirm the deletion of this site. Remember, this will delete all content associated with this site. This data will not be recoverable after the site is permanently deleted.
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