Create a new site on Flywheel

Updated on January 5th, 2023


This help doc will show you how to create new blank WordPress install on Flywheel. If you’re looking to move over an existing site from another host, try our nifty migration plugin, or Flywheel will migrate your site – for free!

Log in & click the Create A New Site button


Choose a plan or create a demo site

If you would like to create a demo site instead of selecting a plan, you can scroll down and click the Create Demo Site button.

Or, if you already have a plan on your account, you can add the site to that plan.


Fill out the new site form

Site Owner Usually, you’ll select your main user account here. However, if you’ve set up an organization in our app and want this site to belong to your team, choose that!
Site Name This will be your site’s name for both the Flywheel app and WordPress. And don’t worry, you can easily change it later.
Temporary Domain Leave this blank if you would like us to randomly generate a temp domain, or choose your own!
Data Center If this is a new plan, pick the physical server location from our worldwide options.
WP-Admin username Username for the WP Admin area for the new site. (It has no relationship with your Flywheel username, the two are separate.)
WP-Admin password Password you will use when logging into the WP Admin area. (Again, no relation to your Flywheel password.)
Blueprint If you wish, select a Blueprint to use as a template for this new site.


Click the Create Site button

Your site will magically generate on one of our servers and appear in your Flywheel Dashboard when it is ready! (You’ll get an email, too.)


Optional: Treat yourself to a root beer float

Scoop two heaping helpings of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Slowly pour root beer into the glass. Be sure to give the foam time to rise and then fall before you continue adding more root beer. In the event that you pour a little too fast, don’t worry! You just get to sip on your float a few seconds sooner!


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