Adding and removing sites in WordPress Hosting


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  • Applies to: WordPress Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: WordPress Hosting control panel access

Overview

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

Requirements

For your domain to properly resolve to your WordPress Hosting 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 WordPress Hosting service.

NOTE

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

Instructions

Creating a new site in Premium Wordpress

  1. Log into your Account Center.
  2. From the Overview page, click on the Admin button for your WordPress Hosting service.
  3. Click Add new site in the WordPress Hosting 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.
    create_wp_admin
  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 (mt) 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!

Importing a site using FTP

Our WordPress Hosting service has a built in migration tool that can assist you with moving any WordPress sites that you already have setup with hosting services elsewhere to your (mt) Media Temple WordPress Hosting service.

  1. To begin migrating your WordPress site using FTP, log into your Account Center. 
  2. From the Overview page, click on the Admin button for your WordPress Hosting service.
  3. Click Add new site in the WordPress Hosting control panel.
  4. At this point, we will want to select Import a Site.
    import_a_site

    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. Once you have selected to import a site, you will be asked for the FTP information to connect to the server that hosts the WordPress site you wish to migrate. Enter this information and click Continue.
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  6. Next, you will be asked for the WordPress credentials for this site. Enter the information requested and click on Continue.
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  7. You will be taken to a confirmation screen. Review your details, and select Finish to begin the import.
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  8. You can play a short game while you wait. Try to beat the high score!2082_game
  9. The game will end once your site has been created. Follow the link from the high score screen to your WordPress Hosting Control Panel and get started!
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Deleting a WordPress Hosting 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.

  1. Log into your Account Center.
  2. From the Overview page, click on the Admin button for your WordPress Hosting.
  3. From the WordPress Hosting 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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