Here’s how to set up a subdomain on WP Engine for a new WordPress site.
1. Login to your WP Engine admin panel
Then click on “Add Site” in top right hand navigation.
2. Pick a name for your site
This is going to be the name of your site internally, so name is something like “AccessAlly Subdomain” or “Membership Site”.
3. Name your environment to get a unique URL
WP Engine will create a unique URL that you can immediately login to and start accessing, until your DNS settings catch up. This is another internal name that no one else will see.
4. Click to Add a Domain
Now we’ll navigate to the “Domains” section of your new WP Engine site.
5. Click the “Add a Domain” button
Click to add a domain, which in our case will be a subdomain.
6. Enter the subdomain you’d like to use
This might be something like “members.yoursite.com” or “access.yourdomain.com”. Once you’ve entered your subsdomain, click next.
7. Follow the prompts to update your DNS settings
WP Engine will help you to set up the proper DNS settings automatically, by having you login to your domain registrar website. Just follow along to get these set up.
8. That’s it! Login to your new subdomain.
It might take a few hours for the subdomain to point to your new WordPress website, and you’ll be able to login and make changes. Until then, you can still access the site by going to the URL you specified:
And once your subdomain is pointing, at: