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WordPress - Creating a New WordPress Website

This document shows you how to create a new WordPress website.

Creating a New WordPress Website

This article shows you how to create a new site inside of the WordPress site network. This process works across all WordPress AWS environments PROD (prod), DEV (wwwdev), TEST (wwwtest), & LEARN (learnwp).


WordPress Super Admin credentials. Regular site admins will not be able to create new websites.


This series of steps are the same for each WordPress environment. Simply replace the URL with the proper WordPress environment to execute these steps on each environment. For the purposes of this tutorial, I will document these steps using our DEV environment (wwwdev).
  1. Sign in to the appropriate WordPress environment (in this case,
  2. Navigate to the Network Sites list by going to My Sites > Network Admin > Sites.

    Navigate to Network Admin site list.

  3. Hover over the 0template site (it should be Site ID 2) and click Copy.

    Copy template site.

  4. Type in the new site address and site title. Leave the source site to copy as and leave the "Copy Files?" checkbox checked.

    Add metadata for new website.

  5. Click Copy Now.
  6. Navigate back to the Network Admin site list and find your newly created site and start editing.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:WordPress, Website, IT, UMC   Doc ID:88420
Owner:Mark C.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2018-12-12 18:02 CDTUpdated:2019-04-04 16:10 CDT
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