Create your first site

This tutorial will guide you to create your first organization, how you can group sites in projects and how you can launch with a click new sites that scale up and down automatically, as needed.

In order to follow this tutorial, you’ll need to have a domain for the site that you’re going to create.

After you’ve installed the Presslabs Dashboard, you can go to dash.presslabs.me to access it. Here you need to login using Auth0, either with your Google account, or with username and password, depending on how you’d set up you Auth0 account.

Create an organization

When you access the Presslabs Dashboard for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create your first organization:

Create your first organization

Create a project

After you’ve created your organization, you’ll be redirected to the overview of it.

Organization overview

You organization has no projects yet, so let’s create one. Press on the «+» sign from the project’s overview and create your first project:

Create your first project

Create a site

After you’ve created your organization, you’ll be redirected to the Sites page, which is now empty, as you don’t have a site yet. Let’s go ahead and create your first site:

Sites overview

You need to enter the domain for your site:

Enter the domain for your site

You can add your custom WordPress image or you can skip this step and use our default one:

Upload custom WordPress image

Then set up your site’s credentials, email and site name:

Set up your site's details

That’s it, now press Create site and wait for your site to be Running.

Your site is running

Make the site visible

In order to make the site visible, you need to add an A record in your DNS zone pointing to the site’s IP.

Click on your newly created site and you’ll see an overview of its resources and settings:

Site overview

Copy the IP you see in the Routing section and go to your DNS provider to create an A record that points to this IP.

Here is an example on Cloudflare, which is one of the most popular DNS providers:

Site overview

Now go to your site’s domain to check it out:

Check out your newly created site

NOTE

To access the wp-admin of the site, you need to go to site_domain/wp/wp-admin/.

WordPress Admin