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How to Install and Setup WordPress Multisite Network


Do you want to set up and install WordPress multisite network? WordPress comes with a built-in capability to create multiple websites using the same WordPress installation.

A WordPress multisite network is used by blogs, schools, and businesses, who need to run separate websites but want to manage them under one dashboard.

In this article, we will show you how to properly install and setup a WordPress multisite network.

How to install and setup WordPress multisite network

Since this is a comprehensive article, we have added the table of contents for easier navigation:

WordPress Multisite Basics

  1. What is WordPress Multisite?
  2. Pros of using a WordPress multisite network
  3. Cons of using a WordPress multisite network
  4. Who needs a WordPress multisite network?

WordPress Multisite Installation and Set up

  1. Requirements for a WordPress multisite network
  2. Choosing a domain structure for your multisite network
  3. Setting up wildcard subdomains
  4. Enabling WordPress multisite network feature
  5. Setting up your WordPress multisite network

WordPress Multisite Configuration Settings

  1. Configuring network settings
  2. Opening your multisite network for registrations
  3. New site settings
  4. Upload settings for your multisite network
  5. Plugin menu settings

Setting up Default Content, Theme, and Plugins

  1. Adding new sites to your WordPress multisite network
  2. Adding themes and plugins to your multisite network
  3. Adding default Content to new sites
  4. Troubleshooting and FAQs

    1. Troubleshooting WordPress multisite issues
    2. FAQs about WordPress multisite

    What is WordPress Multisite Network?

    A WordPress Multisite network allows you to run and manage multiple WordPress sites or blogs from a single WordPress installation.

    It enables you to create new sites instantly and manage them using the same username and password. You can even allow other users to signup and create their own blogs on your domain.

    The WordPress multisite network comes with advanced settings that you can use to customize each website / blog on your network.

    Pros of Using a WordPress Multisite Network

    In many situations, a WordPress multisite network can be more useful than managing multiple standalone WordPress sites. Here are some of the advantages of using a WordPress multisite network:

    1. As the network administrator, you can easily manage multiple sites from a single dashboard.
    2. Each site on the network can have its own admins. The site admins will have the capabilities to manage only their own website.
    3. You can install plugins / themes and activate them for multiple sites with one download.
    4. Multisite network also makes it easier for you to manage updates. You only need to update your WordPress, plugins, or themes on one “master” install.

    Cons of Using a WordPress Multisite Network

    Creating a WordPress multisite network is not always helpful in managing multiple sites. Here are some of the disadvantages that you should keep in mind before setting up a multisite network.

    1. All sites on the network share the same resources. This means that when your network is down, all other sites go down as well.
    2. It’s not easy to manage traffic and server resources for the beginner level users. In case, one of your websites gets unexpected traffic, then it will affect all other websites on the network.
    3. If one website gets hacked, then this means all sites on your network will get hacked.
    4. Some WordPress plugins may not work well on a multisite network.
    5. WordPress multisite network is not properly supported by all web hosting providers which limits your options. We will talk more about this later in the article.

    Who needs a WordPress multisite network?

    Just because you manage multiple WordPress websites does not mean you need to start using a multisite network.

    There are third party tools to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard. Tools like InfiniteWP or iThemes Sync make it easier to maintain multiple WordPress sites under one roof without switching back and forth from one site to another.

    Here are some scenarios when creating a multisite network makes sense:

    1. A magazine website with different sections managed by different teams.
    2. A business website with sub-sites for different locations and branches.
    3. Government or non-profit websites can use WordPress multisite for different departments, locations, and regions.
    4. Your own network of blogs running on multiple subdomains.
    5. Schools and colleges allowing students to create their own blogs on school servers.

    Requirements for a WordPress Multisite Network

    All websites on a WordPress multisite network share the same server resources. This means that the most important thing you will need is a good WordPress hosting.

    If you are planning on having just a couple of websites with low traffic, then you can probably get away with shared hosting.

    However, due to the nature of multisite network, you’d need VPS hosting or a dedicated server as your sites grow.

    We recommend Bluehost because they offer both shared hosting and VPS/Dedicated servers, and they are also one of the official WordPress hosting partners.

    If you’re looking for an alternative, then SiteGround and WP Engine provide excellent service for WordPress multisite network.

    Apart from web hosting, you will need the basic knowledge of how to install WordPress and editing files using FTP.

    Choosing a Domain Structure for your Multisite Network

    On a WordPress multisite network, you can add new sites using either subdomains or sub-directories.

    Example of subdomain:
    http://site1.example.com

    Example of sub-directory:
    http://example.com/site1/

    If you choose subdomains, then you will have to configure wildcard subdomains on your server. We will show you how to do that in the next step.

    On the other hand, if you choose sub-directories or path based URLs for sites on your network, then you can skip the next step.

    Setting Up Wildcard Subdomains

    If you decide to use subdomains for websites on your multisite network, then you will need to setup wildcard subdomains for your multisite network.

    To do that, first you need to login to your WordPress hosting account’s cPanel dashboard. After that, you need to scroll down to the ‘Domains’ section and then click on ‘Subdomains’.

    Setting up wild card subdomains

    Note: Depending on your web hosting service, your cPanel dashboard may look slightly different than the screenshot above. This screenshot is from the cPanel on Bluehost.

    On the next page, you need to enter the * sign in the subdomain field and select your main domain from the drop-down menu.

    Adding wildcard subdomain

    Cpanel will automatically detect the document root and will display it in the field below. Now click on the ‘Create’ button to add your wildcard subdomain.

    Enabling WordPress Multisite Network Feature

    Multisite Network feature comes built-in with each WordPress installation. All you need to do is install and setup WordPress like you normally would. After that, you just need to enable the multisite feature.

    You can also enable the multisite feature on any existing WordPress site. Before you enable multisite, don’t forget to create a complete backup of your WordPress site.

    To enable Multisite, connect to your site using a FTP client or cPanel file manager, and open the wp-config.php file for editing.

    You need to add the following code to your wp-config.php file just before the /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ line.

    
    /* Multisite */
    define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );
    

    Once you are done, you can save and upload your wp-config.php file back to the server.

    This code simply enables the multisite feature on your WordPress site. Once enabled, you will still need to setup the multisite network.

    Setting Up Your WordPress Multisite Network

    Now that you have successfully enabled the Multisite Network feature on your WordPress site, it is time to set up your network.

    If you are setting up a mutlisite network on an existing WordPress website, then you will need to deactivate all plugins on your site.

    Simply visit the Plugins » Installed Plugins page and select all plugins. You need to select ‘Deactivate’ from the ‘Bulk Actions’ dropdown menu and then click on the ‘Apply’ button.

    Deactivate plugins

    You can now head over to Tools » Network Setup page to configure your multisite network.

    WordPress multisite network setup

    On the network setup screen, you will see a notice that you need Apache’s mod_rewrite module installed on your server. This module is installed and enabled on all the best WordPress hosting providers.

    The next thing you need to do is to tell WordPress what kind of domain structure you will be using for sites in your network, e.g. Subdomains or Sub-directories.

    After that, you would need to provide a title for your network and make sure that the email address in the Network admin email is correct.

    Click on the install button to continue.

    WordPress will now show you some code that you need to add to your wp-config.php and .htaccess file respectively.

    Add code to wp-config and .htaccess files

    You can use an FTP client or file manager in the cPanel to copy and paste the code in these two files.

    After that you will need to re-login to your WordPress site to access the multisite network.

    Configuring Network Settings

    Now that you have setup the multisite network, it is time to configure network settings.

    You need to switch to the ‘Network Dashboard’ to change network settings, add new sites, and configure other settings.

    When you take your mouse over to the ‘My Sites’ menu in the admin toolbar, a flydown popup will appear. Click on the Network Admin » Dashboard.

    Network admin dashboard

    This will take you to the multisite network dashboard. You will notice that there are new menu items to manage your multisite network. You will also see a “Right Now” dashboard widget that allows you to create a new site and add new users.

    Network dashboard

    To configure network settings, you need to click on the ‘Settings’ link in the admin sidebar.

    The first option on network settings page is to set your site title and admin email address. These fields will be filled automatically with the network title and admin email you entered during setup.

    Network settings

    Opening Your Multisite Network for Registrations

    The ‘Registration Settings’ section on the network settings page is probably the most important setting in your network setup.

    By default, both user and site registrations are disabled on the network.

    You can choose to open your site for user registration, or allow existing users to create new sites, or allow both user and site registration.

    WordPress multisite registration settings

    If you are opening your multisite network to registration, then you can check the box next to ‘Registration Notification’ option to receive email notifications every time a new user or site is registered.

    If you want to allow individual site administrators to add new users on their sites, then you can check the box next to ‘Add New Users’ option.

    Registration options

    Limited Email Registration option allows you to limit site or user registration to email addresses from specific domains. This is particularly useful if you only want to allow people from your own organization to register and create users or sites.

    Similarly, you can also ban certain domains from registration.

    New Site Settings

    The ‘New Site Settings’ section allows you to configure default options for new sites created on your multisite network.

    You can modify the welcome emails and the contents of first default post, page, and comment in these settings.

    New site settings

    As a network administrator, you can change these settings anytime.

    Upload Settings for Your Multisite Network

    It is important for you to keep an eye on the usage of your server resources. Under the Upload Settings section, you can limit the total amount of space a site can use for uploads.

    The default value is 100 MB which is probably good for at least 100 photo uploads. You can increase or decrease this space depending on how much disk space you have.

    Upload settings

    The default upload file types are images, audio, video, and pdf files. You can add additional file types if you want like doc, docx, odt, etc.

    After that, you can choose a file size limit, so that users can’t upload insanely large files to the server.

    Plugin Menu Settings

    Next, you can jump to the menu settings. It will allow you to enable the administrative menu for the plugins section on your network sites.

    Show or hide plugins menu to site admins

    Enabling this will show plugins menu to respective site admins. They can activate or deactivate a plugin on their individual sites, but they cannot install new plugins.

    Once you are satisfied with all the configuration settings, make sure to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.

    Adding New Sites to Your WordPress Multisite Network

    To add a new site to your WordPress multisite network, simply click on ‘Sites’ under My Sites » Network Admin menu in the admin toolbar.

    Adding new sites to your WordPress multisite network

    This will show you a list of sites on your current multisite installation. By default, you have your primary site listed as the only site in your WordPress multisite network.

    To add a new site, click on the ‘Add New’ button at the top.

    Add new site

    On the ‘Add New Site’ page, you need to provide the site’s address. You don’t need to type the full address, just the part you want to use as subdomain or sub-directory.

    Next, you need to add a site title, and enter the site admin’s email address.

    Adding new site details

    You can add an admin email address other than the one that you are currently using to manage your multisite network.

    If the email address is not currently in use by another user, then WordPress will create a new user and send the username and password to the email address you enter.

    Once you are done, click on the ‘Add Site’ button.

    A new site will be added to your WordPress multisite network. As the network admin, you will receive a new site registration email as well.

    If you created a new user, then that user will receive an email with instructions to set a new password and login.

    Adding Themes and Plugins to Your Multisite Network

    By default, individual site administrators in a multisite network cannot install themes and plugins on their own.

    As the network admin, you can install the respective plugins and themes, so it’s available for all sites on your network.

    Installing themes for your multisite network

    To add themes, go to My Sites » Network Admin » Themes page.

    Installed themes on your WordPress multisite network

    On this page, you will see a list of currently installed themes on your WordPress multisite.

    You can make a theme available to other sites by clicking on ‘Network Enable’ option under that theme. You can also disable a theme by clicking on ‘Network Disable’ link under the theme. Note: Network Disable option will only appear when the theme is enabled.

    To add a new theme, you need to click on the ‘Add New’ button at the top of your screen and then install a WordPress theme as you would normally do.

    Once the new theme is installed, you will be able to make it available to other sites on your network with the ‘Network Enable’ option.

    If you need recommendations on which themes to make available to your network, take a look at our picks of the best WordPress themes that you can use.

Setting a default theme for your Multisite Network

After you have added a couple of themes, WordPress will still activate the default WordPress theme for each new site.

If you want to make another theme to be the default theme for new sites, then you need to add the following code to your wp-config.php file.


// Setting default theme for new sites
define( 'WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'your-theme' );

Replace your-theme with the name of your theme. You will need to use the name of the theme’s folder, which you can find out by looking at the /wp-content/themes/ folder.

Installing plugins for your multisite network

Similarly, you can visit My Sites » Network Admin » Plugins page to install plugins and click on the ‘Network Activate’ link below each plugin to activate them on your multisite network.

Network activate plugins on a WordPress multisite

Following are a few essential WordPress plugins that we recommend for every website:

For more plugin recommendations, see our list of the essential WordPress plugins for all websites.

Note: If you have enabled the Plugins Menu option for site admins in the ‘Network Settings’ previously, then the site administrators can activate or deactivate installed plugins on their own. Site admins cannot delete or install a new plugin on their own.

Adding Default Content to Multisite Sites

By default, WordPress allows you to edit some default content for each site on your multisite network. You can go to Settings » Network Settings page and add them under the section ‘New site settings’.

New site defaults

You can edit the content for the default post, page, and comment. We recommend replacing the default content with something more useful for your site admins.

What if you wanted additional default content to be added to each new site?

By default, WordPress does not give you an option to create additional default content for new sites. If you want to do that, then you will need to add custom code to your WordPress multisite.

In this example, we are going to add a new default page to be created for each new site.


add_action('wpmu_new_blog', 'wpb_create_my_pages', 10, 2);
 
function wpb_create_my_pages($blog_id, $user_id)
  switch_to_blog($blog_id);
 
// create a new page
  $page_id = wp_insert_post(array(
    'post_title'     => 'About',
    'post_name'      => 'about',
    'post_content'   => 'This is an about page. You can use it to introduce yourself to your readers or you can simply delete it.',
    'post_status'    => 'publish',
    'post_author'    => $user_id, // or "1" (super-admin?)
    'post_type'      => 'page',
    'menu_order'     => 1,
    'comment_status' => 'closed',
    'ping_status'    => 'closed',
 ));
  
restore_current_blog();


You can use the same code with little modifications to create default posts for new sites. Check out the following code:


add_action('wpmu_new_blog', 'wpb_create_my_pages', 10, 2);
 
function wpb_create_my_pages($blog_id, $user_id)
  switch_to_blog($blog_id);
 
// create a new page
  $page_id = wp_insert_post(array(
    'post_title'     => 'A sample blog post',
    'post_name'      => 'sample-blog-post',
    'post_content'   => 'This is just another sample blog post. Feel free to delete it.',
    'post_status'    => 'publish',
    'post_author'    => $user_id, // or "1" (super-admin?)
    'post_type'      => 'post',
 ));
  
restore_current_blog();


Troubleshooting WordPress Multisite Issues

Most common issues with WordPress multisite network setup occur due to incorrect configuration of wildcard subdomains and domain mapping issues. Make sure that your web host supports wildcard subdomains before setting up multisite.

Following are some other common issues and their quick fixes.

Fixing login issues on multisite installs

Another common issue is that when using WordPress multisite with sub-directories, some users are unable to login to the admin area of their sites after they add the required code in wp-config.php file.

To fix this, try replacing


define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false);

line in wp-config.php file with


define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', 'false');

Find unconfirmed users

Another issue that you may come across is not being able to find users who registered on your network but didn’t get the activation email. To fix this issue, see our guide on how to find pending unconfirmed users in WordPress.

Exporting a site from multisite to its own WordPress install

Later at some point, you or another site owner may want to export a site from multisite to its own WordPress install. This can be easily done. For step by step instructions see our guide on how to move a site from WordPress multisite to single install.

You may also want to bookmark our ultimate guide of common WordPress errors and how to fix them. It will save you a lot of time by quickly fixing the most common WordPress issues.

FAQs About WordPress Multisite Network

Many of our users have asked us plenty of questions about WordPress multisite network and how to use it more efficiently. Following are the most frequently asked questions that we have answered.

1. Would I be able to better manage my sites with a multisite network?

To be honest, the answer really depends on your usage scenario.

For example, if your websites are not related to each other, then you would be better off with a multiple site management tool, like InifiteWP.

If you manage multiple sites for a restaurant chain, university, or online magazine, then WordPress multisite will be more efficient.

2. Does WordPress multisite make my websites load faster?

Once again it depends on several factors. Better WordPress hosting with plenty of server resources will allow multisite to be faster but then again with these resources, individual WordPress sites will also run faster.

However, on a shared hosting account, traffic spikes will increase memory usage and slow down all websites on the multisite network at the same time. To improve multisite speed, see our guide on WordPress performance and speed optimization.

3. Can I add an online store to a WordPress Multisite Website?

Yes, you can add an online store in WordPress multisite network. Most likely, you will be using an eCommerce plugin like WooCommerce for that, which is compatible with WordPress multisite.

4. Can I install ‘x plugin’ on my WordPress multisite?

Some WordPress plugins may not be compatible with WordPress multisite. Normally, plugin authors mention it on the plugin’s website and you can avoid installing a plugin that may not work on a multisite setup. However, if it is not mentioned, then it is safe to assume that it is multisite compatible.

4. How do I share user logins and roles across the multisite network?

By default, a user who is registered on one site cannot register or be added to another site on the same network. That’s because they are already registered in the shared WordPress database. However, they don’t have any user role privileges on other sites.

You can use third-party plugins like WP Multisite User Sync to sync users across the network. However, you need to be careful as you may end up giving someone admin privileges to a site.

We hope this article helped you learn how to install and setup WordPress multisite network. You may also want to see our step by step WordPress security guide to protect and keep your WordPress multisite secure.

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How to Setup a Professional Email Address with Gmail and G Suite


After creating a website, the first thing every business owner needs is a professional email address with their business name in it.

A professional email address will help you win trust when dealing with other businesses and customers.

G Suite is Google’s productivity suite that allows you to use Gmail with your own professional email address. In this article, we will show you how to setup a professional custom branded email address with Gmail and G Suite.

Setting up professional email address with G Suite and Gmail

What is a Professional Email Address?

A professional email address is the one that has your business name in it. For example, john@myphotostudio.com is a professional email address.

Email accounts on free email services like john.photographer@gmail.com are not good for business because they do not look professional. Your customers and other businesses will find a professional email address more trustworthy.

For a professional email address, you will need a domain name and a website. We have step by step guides on how to choose a domain name and how to quickly make a website.

If you already have a domain name and a website, then you are all set to have your own professional email address.

Why Use G Suite for Professional Branded Email Address?

You might be thinking why use G Suite when most WordPress hosting companies offer unlimited email accounts with your own domain name?

Email is one of the most important communication tool for business owners. If you miss an important email, then it can hurt your business.

Most web hosting email servers are unreliable, restrictive, isolated, and less secure. You wouldn’t even know if the email you sent was actually delivered.

This is where G Suite and Gmail comes in.

Gmail is the industry leader in email with 1.5 billion monthly active users. G Suite is Google’s productivity app suite for business owners which includes Gmail and is already used by over 4 million businesses and 80 million students / educators.

G Suite works with your own domain name, which allows you to use Gmail to create your professional branded email address.

Here are some of the benefits of using G Suite and Gmail for a professional email address:

  • Professional business email address on your own domain.
  • Gmail’s rock solid security and spam filters.
  • 30 GB – Double the storage of a free Gmail Account.
  • Manage email even when offline using Gmail app on mobile devices.
  • Works anywhere web, mobile, tablet, you name it.
  • Works great with Outlook and can even sync old Outlook accounts.
  • Each user can have up to 30 email aliases.
  • Use Google Calendar, Google Hangouts for chat, video, and voice calls on your own business email address.
  • No advertisements and 24/7 professional support whenever you need help.
  • Works seamlessly with your WordPress site.
  • Most important of all, high deliverability, no delays, no ending up in spam folder.

Now that you know why using G Suite for professional emails is important, let’s take a look at how to set up a branded professional email address with G Suite.

Editor’s Note: We use G Suite for all of our professional email addresses and can honestly say it’s the best.

Setting up a Professional Email Address with Gmail (G Suite)

First you will need to signup for a G Suite account.

It costs around $5/month for each user. If you pay annually, then you get 2 months free ($50/year per user).

G Suite also offers a free 14-day trial, which allows you to test drive everything before you make up your mind. Basically its all the powerful features you’re used to of Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc (but now it’s for your business).

Simply visit the G Suite website and click on the Get Started button for the plan you want to use.

Get started with G Suite

Next, you need to enter your business name, the number of employees, and the country where you are located. You can choose just yourself for 1 user account, or choose the number of employees.

Choose users

Click on the next button to continue.

On the next step, you will be asked to enter your personal contact information including name and email address.

Enter contact info

After that, you will be asked to choose a domain name. If you already have a domain name, then click on ‘Yes I have one I can use’. Otherwise, click on ‘No, I need one’ to register a domain name.

Choose domain name

If you need to register a new domain name, then you will be charged separately for registering a new domain name (tip: here’s how to register a domain name for free).

If you are using an existing domain name, then you will need to verify ownership of the domain name. We’ll show you how to do that later in this article.

In the next step, you will be asked to create your G Suite user account by entering a username and password.

This username will also be your first professional email address, so you need to choose a username that you want to use as your professional email address.

Create your first G Suite user account

You have successfully created your G Suite account. You can now click on the ‘Go to Setup’ button

G Suite account setup completed

On the setup screen, you will be asked to add more people to your account. If you want to create more accounts for your employees or departments, then you can do that here.

You can also just click on ‘I have added all user email addresses’ and click on the next button.

Remember, you can always add more users to your account and create their email addresses later when needed.

Successfully added users

If you registered your domain name elsewhere, then you will now be asked to verify your ownership of the domain name.

After that you will see a HTML code snippet that you need to add to your website.

Copy meta tag to verify your ownership of domain name

There are other ways to verify your website ownership as well. You can upload a HTML file to your website using an FTP client or file manager app in your hosting account dashboard.

If you don’t have a website, then you can use also use the MX Record method. You will see step by step instructions to do that once you choose this method.

For the sake of this tutorial, we are assuming that you already have a WordPress blog, and we will show you how to add the verification HTML code snippet in WordPress.

Switch to the WordPress admin area in a new browser tab to install and activate the Insert Headers and Footer plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go to Settings » Insert Headers and Footer page and paste the HTML code you copied from G Suite under the ‘Scripts in Header’ section.

Site verification code for G Suite and Gmail

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save’ button to store your settings.

Now switch back to your G Suite setup screen and click on the checkbox that says ‘I added the meta tag to my homepage’.

Domain verified for professional email address with G Suite and Gmail

Next, you will be asked to enter MX record entries for your domain name.

Note: You only need to add MX records if you have an existing domain name and website. Users who registered their domain names via Google, don’t need to add MX records.

Since your domain name is not registered with Google, your emails will reach your domain name, but not to the Google servers.

You will need to set up the right MX records on your domain name settings, so Google’s servers can send and receive emails for your business.

To do that, you will need to login to your web hosting account, or your domain registrars account.

We will show you how to add MX records in Bluehost, but the basic concept is the same on all hosts and domain registrars. Basically, you will be looking for DNS settings under your domain name.

Login to your Bluehost hosting dashboard and click on ‘Domains’. On the next page, select your domain name and then click on the ‘Manage’ link next to DNS Zone Editor option.

Domain settings

Bluehost will now open your DNS zone editor. You need to switch back to your G Suite setup screen and check the box that says ‘I have opened the control panel of my domain name’.

It will now show you the MX records that you need to enter. You will also see a link to the documentation which shows you how to add these records to dozens of hosting and domain services provider.

Here is how you will add this information to your Bluehost DNS settings:

Adding MX records to your domain name

Click on ‘Add Record’ button to save it. After that, repeat the process to add all five lines as MX records.

Once you are finished, switch back to G Suite setup and check the box next to ‘I created the new MX records’.

MX records created

You will be asked to delete any existing MX records still pointing to your website hosting or domain name registrar.

To do this, you need to switch back to your DNS zone editor and scroll down to the MX records section. You will see the MX records you created earlier along with an older MX record still pointing to your website.

Delete old MX record

Click on the delete button next to the old MX record to delete it.

After that, switch back to the G Suite setup screen and check the box that says ‘I deleted existing MX records’.

Save MX records

You will now be asked to save your MX records. For some providers, once you add MX records they are already saved, for others you may need to manually save MX records.

Once you have saved MX records, check the box that says ‘I have saved MX records’ in G Suite setup.

Verify domain setup

After that, you need to click on ‘Verify domain and setup email’ button to exit the setup wizard.

Using Your Professional Email with G Suite and Gmail

Your email account works like any other Gmail account. You can access it by visiting Gmail Website and sign in with your email address, e.g. john@yourdomain.com.

You can also manage your G Suite account by visiting the admin console.

G Suite admin control panel

This is where you can add/remove new users to your domain name. Each of your users will have 30 GB storage and all the same features, but they will not have access to the admin console. You can remove those users at any time you want.

Troubleshooting G Suite Domain Setup

It is likely that your web host may not be using a dashboard like we have shown in the screenshots above.

G Suite has detailed documentation for many of the popular web hosting and domain registration service providers. Visit, set up MX records (Hosts specific steps) page and then locate your domain registrar or web host from the list.

If you do not find your service provider in the list, then you can ask them directly to help you setup G Suite for your domain name.

We hope this article helped you setup a professional email address with G Suite and Gmail. You may also want to see our list of 19+ free Google tools every WordPress blogger should use.

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