Accept a Transferable Site on WP Engine

In this article you will learn how to accept the free WP SiteKit Prebuilt Website onto a WP Engine hosting account. A WP Engine account is required to receive the WP SiteKit Prebuilt Website.

Steps Overview:

  1. Fill out the order form
  2. Receive an email from WP Engine to accept your site
  3. Sign up for a WP Engine account
  4. Enter your site transfer code to accept the site install
  5. Unblock website traffic
  6. View site on your Preview URL

Fill Out the WP SiteKit Prebuilt Website Order Form

Start by filling out to the WP SiteKit Prebuilt Website Order Form. Within 24 hours you should expect your site to be set up for you and delivered by email.

Receive an Email from WP Engine to Accept Your Site

Look for an email from WP Engine about the site that has been sent to you. This can take up to 24 hours.

Sign Up for a WP Engine Account

Open the email from WP Engine with the subject “AB Digital has sent you a WP Engine site”. Note: AB Digital is the WP SiteKit parent company.
Read the email to learn information about the WordPress site install sent to you.
If you don’t have a WP Engine account then click the button “Sign up for an account”.  If you already have an account then click the button Enter your code.
Signup for a WP Engine Account
Once you click the Sign up for an account button you should be on the hosting plans page at WP Engine.
Tip: When you order WP Engine hosting through us you will get 20% off your first purchase. If you choose Annual Subscription you will the 20% discount plus an additional 2 months free. The equal 4 months free hosting. 
Once you’ve filled out all the information click the “Host My Site” button.

WP Engine Host My Site Button

Enter Your Site Transfer Code

Once you’ve completed ordering a WP engine package then go to the “AB Digital sent you a WP Engine site” email. Scroll down the email and click the button Enter your code.
Enter your code button wp engine
Once you’re on the Accept a transfer page, you should see the transfer code already filled in. Click the Next button.
On the next screen, you will be asked to select users who will retain access to the install. Leave all names unchecked.
Tip: At this point, your site is on WP Engine so you can use their excellent chat support to get help setting up your site. Live chat support is available 24 hours a day. The Live Chat button is found in the top right corner of the your WP Engine Portal.

Unblock Website Traffic

You should now be on the WP Engine Portal page.

Your website is now on WP Engine but traffic is blocked so people are currently not able to see your website.

To unblock your traffic look in the top right corner of the screen for “Blocked traffic – Production & Staging” and click the Edit link to the right of that.

Unblock traffic wp engine

View Your Site on the Preview URL

Now your site should be on the WP Engine platform and viewable.
Go to your Preview URL, YOURSITENAME.wpengine.com, to view your site. Your preview URL can be found here:

WP Engine Site Preview URL

Your Site is Ready to Customize or Take Live

Your website is now properly setup on WP Engine. From here you can customize your site to fit your needs or take it live.

Support Through WP Engine

If you have any more questions about accessing your website contact the WP Engine Support Live Chat found in the upper right corner.

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