Learn how to create new WordPress sites on your Multisite Network.
- [Voiceover] Adding New Sites to Your Network, is either handled via a form on the Network Admin Site, or, From an Exposed Webpage. Let's start with a form. There are several ways to access this. There's a link on your Dashboard, and Add New Buttons, under Sites and on the All Sites Page. All of these links all point to the same form. This form is very straightforward. You enter a Short Name for your Site Address. For my courses, I like to list the Course Number, such as ENV100.
That way, both my students and I, can always know exactly what course we're working in, based simply on the URL in our browser. Next, set the Title. Here, I'd suggest using the Full Name of Your Course. I'll enter Introduction to Environmental Science. Then, set the Language. Next, you'll wanna add your Email Address here, since you'll be the Admin for your Course Site. If you add an Email Address that isn't already associated with the User on your Network, Multi-site will automatically create a New User Account and use the Site Address Name that you entered above, as the person's User Name.
When you're sure that all the information is correct, click the Add Site Button. A very subtle change to the page will occur. A note will appear letting you know, that the site was added, and then the form fields will all be reset to blanks. This way, you can immediately add another site. If you click on All Sites on the left, you can see that our new site was created. If you hover your mouse over top of the Site URL, it'll reveal Additional Management Options, such as Edit, Dashboard, Deactivate, Archive, Spam, Delete, and Visit.
Clicking these links will open the new page up, in the same browser window that you're working in. And you'll need to use the Back Button, to navigate back to your Network Admin Page. A great time-saving tip, for when you're Managing Multiple Sites, is to hold down the Command or Control Key, as you click on the links, to open each new site. That way, each site will automatically open in a new tab, in your browser. This'll save you a lot of time, since you'll be able to quickly jump between sites, by just simply changing the tabs.
In the next movie, we'll look at How to Create New Sites, by Exposing a Web Form.
- Creating a test environment to configure WordPress Multisite
- Designing a Multisite network
- Manually creating a Multisite network
- Creating new sites
- Managing access and privacy settings
- Adding and managing users
- Managing plugins and themes across multiple sites
- Creating a site template
- Aggregating posts in a Multisite network
- Supporting students
- Exporting student sites