With our Basic Plan or above, you can create as many courses as you'd like on your Thinkific site. (On the Free Plan, you are limited to only one course.) For many course creators, this is perfect, but sometimes, you might be running different types of courses or courses aimed towards different audiences.
In these cases, it might be useful to have different sites with a different look and feel. For example, if one of your courses is aimed towards a teenage audience dealing with mental health, and your other course is for coaching business executives, the same site might not feel appropriate for both. You may feel limited with what you can do with the branding and speaking to your audiences!
In these cases, you can create multiple schools if you need to. You can simply sign up for a second Thinkific site at www.thinkific.com!
It's worth noting that our plans are per site, so you will need to set up a separate plan for each site. Likewise upgrading one site will not automatically upgrade the other.
Although it is one school per account, you can have multiple schools under the same email address. Then, when you log in at www.thinkific.com, you'll see all of your schools listed and can select which one you'd like to log in to.
If you need three or more Pro Plan sites or two or more Premier Plan sites, please contact us to discuss our Thinkific Plus plan and bulk selling options.
Why would I need multiple sites?
Thinkific sites enable you to manage and deliver your education programs to all of your stakeholders within one platform. Your reason for creating an additional Thinkific site is dependant on your goals. A few of our most common use cases include:
You can have multiple organizations on one Thinkific site and still provide a unique experience for their students, from having organization-specific groups to duplicating courses. However, your client’s needs may require the full Thinkific Experience to be branded for them, this feature becomes very powerful.
By having a unique Thinkific Instance for your client, you can:
- Create custom domains to align with their company URL Customize site design, logos, and colors to match their brand
- Email white labeling
- Build unique automated notifications for their students Offer different courses for their stakeholders’ needs
- And much more!
Are you trying to find the best learner experience for different types of users on one site? Are you wanting to make sure your internal employee onboarding is smooth while ensuring you can still properly educate your customers?
You don’t need to sacrifice the experience of either type of user! Creating an additional Thinkific site for your different stakeholders can help take away the challenges of accommodating all of your users.
For example, you could have different sites for:
- Internal employee training
- Customer education
- Membership site
- Partner education
- Selling courses B2C • B2B (see above)
In some cases, you may expand your courses to users in a new region and therefore need to offer your full student experience in a different language. This can be done by creating an additional Thinkific site!
For example, your different sites could be named:
- sportstraining.thinkific.com (English)
- sportstraining-fr.thinkific.com (French)
- sportstraining-spa.thinkific.com (Spanish)
Setting Up Your New Site
Instead of signing in on the Thinkific site, please click on Get Started For Free:
You will be asked to enter your details. If your email is the same as your first site, you will be prompted that the email already exists. Simply click Create new site:
You can then go through the same steps as you did with your first site to create your school!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I log in to multiple sites?
You can log into each instance by navigating to the unique site URL. If you're the Site Owner and your email is consistent across multiple sites, you can log into Thinkific.com to choose which site you would like to access.
Note that if you are a Plus customer, you also have access to our Plus Portal feature, which allows you quickly switch between all your connected sites.
How do I access data from multiple Thinkific sites?
Whether you’re using multiple sites for branding B2B education portals, reaching users in different languages, or supporting employee groups with unique learning environments, the Salesforce Integration brings together all of your Thinkific user data in one place to create powerful, unified reports. Learn more about the integration here.
How do I track all my students across multiple sites without the Salesforce integration?
Since each site is not connected, you will need to manually add your active student numbers together to see your total active student count. Not sure how to find the active student number for a specific site? Read the guide on how to do this here.
What if I don't want separate sites but would still like to separate my courses?
If you don’t think you need completely separate sites, another option could be to run multiple types of courses on the same site and simply divide them up into categories. This might be useful if you are keeping a consistent brand, but have different audiences. For example, if you are creating a variety of yoga courses, but have a series of classes that are specifically for pregnancy, you could group those courses together into a category.
It really depends on how separate you need your courses and audiences to be; e.g. would your courses need separate branding (colors, logo, etc)? Are your audiences not linked at all? If so, then having separate sites may be your best option.
If you change your mind and want to close one down permanently, for simplicity's sake, send a quick message to our support team and we can help you out!
If you would like to discuss this further, then please feel free to get in touch!