How to Create a New Project with InMotion Central

Learn How to Create a New Project With InMotion Central

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a new project with InMotion Central. A project is where you can manage a live or staged instance of a WordPress website. InMotion Central makes it easy to manage and develop multiple sites in separate projects.

You can build a site and do not have to pay for hosting until your clients are ready to go live. Save time and money by testing and building separate instances in staging environments without disturbing your live sites.

Some of the other benefits of creating a project with InMotion Central are the ability to perform free backups of your projects using the Total Upkeep plugin and create “Snaps” that include a group of pre-built plugins that you can quickly implement on any project site. You can also save time by moving a copy of existing sites to InMotion’s Managed WordPress platform in minutes and deploying updates right from InMotion Central without having to login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Create a New WordPress Site Project 

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click the +New Project button.
    Creating a New Project With InMotion Central
  3. Enter a Project Name, select a Team or person to own the project then click the Next button.
    Entering a Project Name and Team
  4. Select New Site then click Next.
    Creating a New Site Project
  5. On the next screen you can choose your starting point. Here you can decide if you want a plain WordPress site or what is known as a Snap. A Snap is a bundle of WordPress plugins that can be installed for a specific purpose. You can choose a pre-made one or create a new one from scratch. These are the available options:
    I’ll decide later – Choose this option if you want a plain WordPress installation, great for building a website from scratch.
    Professional Design System – This Snap includes a page builder with an advanced theme along with other tools for creating forms, managing site cache, or even building an eCommerce store.
    Easy Website Builder – This Snap will install website builder plugins designed to help you create a professional website quickly.
    Personalized Selection (WordPress Snaps) – If you are planning to create multiple websites, you can choose this option and build your own Snap. You can then re-use the Snap with other WordPress setups in the future. This can save you time by automatically the themes and plugins you use the most.

    Once you’ve made your selection, click the Install button.
    Choosing a WordPress Snap With InMotion Central
  6. You will then see a message stating “Awesome! Install In Progress”. Click the My Dashboard button to return to the main InMotion Central page.
  7. You will see a “Finished Configuring” message on the bottom right when your new project is ready. Click the Open WordPress button to access the Admin Dashboard for the site.
    Opening Your New WordPress Project

Transfer/Copy/Migrate a Site Into a New Project

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click the +New Project button.
    Creating a New Project With InMotion Central
  3. Enter a Project Name, select a Team or person to own the project then click the Next button.Entering a Project Name and Team
  4. Select Copy an Existing Site then click Next.
  5. Enter Your WordPress URL in the available field then click the Next button.
    Entering the URL of the WordPress Site You Want to  Transfer
  6. It will then locate your WordPress site and ask you to connect with a Username & Password or Connect Plugin. In this example, we are selecting the Username & Password option (the recommended method) and then clicking the Next button.
    Connecting to Your WordPress Site With Username & Password
  7. Enter your Username and Password then click the Next button.
    Entering Login Credential For the Site You Want to Transfer Into a Project
  8. Your project will attempt to connect to the WordPress installation, then you will see a message stating “Successful InMotion Central Connection!” Click the Continue button.
    Successful InMotion Central Connection Continue

Congratulations, now you know how to create a project with InMotion Central! You can now begin building and managing multiple websites from a single location.

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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