You’ve crafted the perfect website in WPEngine; now, you want to reuse it for another project without building it from scratch.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use an existing website as a blueprint template:


If you haven’t already, sign in to

Add a site

Click on Add site in the top right corner, under the appropriate account.

Add site

Add a site name

Enter a Site name*

add site
Add site

Create a new environment

Select Copy from existing from the tab navigation

production environment
Copy from existing

You have the options to:

Select an environment to copy from (search for your production website in WPEngine)

Where you can select the backup to use; if you’ve made changes to the blueprint website after its last backup, you can create another backup before using it as a copy. This will require you to back out and restart the process.

or Create a new blank environment

Login to your new site

Log in to WP-Admin, and proceed to change out the logos, content, branded colors, and anything you might need to do to personalize the theme.

wp admin login
WP Admin

*The login username and password will be the same as the production website you copied over.