WordPress Multisite is a feature which allows users to create a “Network” of subsites within a single install of WordPress. We can add a secondary site to a standard WordPress website using WP Engine.
Head to the site on WP Engine > Utilities > Convert to Multisite
Then head to your site and add a new site…
You will be given the option of subdomain or subdirectory.
For Site Address, choose one word. Do *not* choose something like www.domain.com, because then it becomes www.domain.com.domain.com. A good input example would be dev or subsite2.
Some rules for site addresses:
- With subdomain Multisites, your subsites are named something.yourdomain.com. Your subsite in subdomain Multisite can be named anything as long as it’s a single word, but we do not recommend naming it “www.”
- With subdirectory Multisites, your subsites are named yourdomain.com/something.