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Creating sites and site groups

Whether you have an existing set of Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites or you’re creating your first website, use the procedures on this page to create new websites and the groups you can use to organize your websites.

Creating new websites

To create a new Acquia Cloud Site Factory website, complete the following steps or use the Create a site Acquia Cloud Site Factory API endpoint:

  1. Sign in to the Site Factory Management Console using a user account with either the platform admin or site builder role.

  2. In the top menu, click Sites.

  3. In the left sidebar, click the group in which you want to create your new website.

  4. Click Create a new site.

    Create a new site button

  5. In the Site URL field, enter a name for the website, which will become part of its internal URL. Because of this, the Site URL has the following naming requirements:

    • Can contain only alphanumeric characters—no special characters
    • Can be up 30 characters, with a minimum size of one character
    • Cannot share a name with any other website or site collection in the Site Factory Management Console
  6. If you have more than one stack, in the Available stacks table, select the stack in which you want to create your new website.

  7. If you have more than one installation profile in your codebase, in the Select an installation profile table, select the installation profile you want to use for your new website.

    Note

    You cannot change a website’s installation profile after creating a website.

  8. Click Create site.

Acquia Cloud Site Factory creates your new website in a location depending on the Site Factory Management Console page you’re currently viewing:

  • Group detail page – Creates a website belonging to the group you were viewing when you clicked Create a new site.
  • Site collection page – Creates a website that is a secondary site in the site collection you were viewing. For information about site collections, see Site collections.

Note

  • If Acquia Cloud Site Factory does not display any available groups on the page, a user with the platform admin role or a group administrator must add you to a group.
  • If you don’t see Create a new site for the group or site collection, ensure your user account has either the platform admin or site builder role.

Creating groups and sub-groups

To create a new group or sub-group, you can perform the following steps or use the Create a group Acquia Cloud Site Factory API endpoint:

  1. On the All my sites or All my groups page’s action button, click New group (or New sub-group if you’re creating a sub-group in an existing group or sub-group).

    Create a new group

    Note

    Only users with the platform admin role can create top-level groups on the All my sites or All my groups pages.

  2. Enter a Title for the new group.

  3. Select the Parent group for the group or sub-group you’re creating.

    The Parent list displays all the groups and sub-groups to which you have access. If you have the platform admin role, you can also create the group at the top level, with no parent group.

  4. Click Create group (or Create sub-group if you’re creating a sub-group in a group).

After Acquia Cloud Site Factory creates your new group or sub-group, the new group’s detail page displays.

New group detail page

Use the group detail page to view the sites, site collections, and sub-groups the group contains, as well as its group members. For more information about configuring user access to groups (including the sites and site collections they contain), see Managing site group users.

Note

Sub-groups inherit the group membership lists of their parent groups or sub-groups. If you add or remove members to a parent group, the group’s sub-groups reflect the membership change.

Editing and deleting groups

For information about managing your existing groups, including editing their information or deleting them from the management interface, see Managing site groups.

Useful API commands