Step 1

Login to Shifter Dashboard

Step 2

Create new site

Click [Create New Site] button

Step 3

Name your Site

Name your site then click the [Create Site] button

Step 4

Creating your site

After clicking [Create Site] Shifter will automatically begin to import and setup WordPress. This may take a minute.

Step 5

Start WordPress

After WordPress is ready to go click [Start WordPress] button to boot up WordPress.

Step 6

Click [Dashboard] button

After WordPress powers up Shifter will provide you a magic link to login to the WordPress Dashboard. Click the [Dashboard] button.

Step 7

Access WordPress Dashboard

Each site is pre-installed so you'll log directly into the WordPress Dashboard.

Shifter has a runtime of 15 minutes for non-active sites or 180 minutes max for active sites. Active sites are defined as when a user is navigating the WordPress Admin or Front-end Editor.

For more details, check out: Does Shifter have time out for WordPress?

Step 8

Create / Edit posts on WordPress

Then create sample post or make any changes.

Step 9

Stop WordPress

After editing your theme, plugins and publishing, go back to Shifter console then click [Stop WordPress]

Step 10

Generate an artifact

Click [Generate] to begin creating a static version of your WordPress site. Static versions of your site are called artifact.

Optionally, you can add a note to each artifact to document changes.

Generating time depends on the size of your site. Shifter will notify you when it finishes this process by email even if you leave the window.

Step 12


By default Auto Deploy is enabled, if not, you can select the newly created artifact to deploy it.

Step 13

Access Published URL

For this, let's deploy to Shifter. Navigate to the [Deploy] tab and select the newly created Artifact to publish.

Step 14

That's it!

Your WordPress site is now running with HTTP/2 on a global CDN, SSL for added security, and there's no WordPress Dashboard running for bots to hack.

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