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WordPress Multisite Add an additional site using cPanel

Following on from our How to create a WordPress Multisite install, in this guide, we’ll discuss how to create a new site under your WordPress Multisite install.

1
Login to WordPress

Login to your WordPress dashboard

2
Navigate to the Multisite Sites Dashboard

Navigate to the multisite sites dashboard “My Sites” > “Network Admin” > “Sites”

3
Add New Site

Click the “Add New” button

4
Enter the new site information.

Note: this multisite install has been configured to use a subdomain. The siteurl will be manually changed in the next step.

5
Edit the new site’s siteurl

Navigate to “Sites” > “All Sites”

6
Edit the new site’s siteurl

Click on “Edit” underneath the site you have just created.

7
Edit the new site’s siteurl

Enter the full URL in the “Site Address (URL)” field, prefixed with https://www.

e.g: (replace yourdomain.tld with the actual domain you wish to use)

8
Add the domain to cPanel

We’ve now configured the domain in WordPress, the next step is to add it to cPanel so that the domain actually resolves

Login to cPanel

9
Click domain Aliases

10
Add the domain

Enter the domain in the “Domain” field and click the “Add Domain” button.

This creates the domain and maps it to the public_html directory

Summary

Adding an additional site to a WordPress Multisite install can be a little daunting at first.

By following the steps above, you’ll have a new site online in a few minutes.

In our next guide on WordPress Multisites, we’ll be showing you how to add SSL certificates using AutoSSL

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