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  1. kurt2439
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Trying to take a single blog wordpress site and convert to MU. The site is currently blog.domain.com. I want the end result to be a sub-domain MU setup with blog.domain.com at blog.new-domain.com and the main MU site at new-domain.com. I am having problems accomplishing this.

    I guess ideally I would setup blog.new-domain.com and enable MU on that site and then somehow get my main site to be new-domain.com so that I could create new sub-domains from there. Is that possible? I see you can change your main site and then create sub-domains from there, but I'm not sure how to work backwards from blog.new-domain.com to get a new-domain.com site.

  2. If you want the MAIN multisite at new-domain.com (i.e. the root of it) and the subsite to be at blog.new-domain.com you need to install MutliSite in new-domain.com

    However. You'll have a problem if you actually want the subdomain name to be BLOG as that's a restricted name. You may need to make it blog-2 and then manually edit it.

  3. kurt2439
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The sub-domain name is generic so no problem there.

    I realize I could do this as you explain, but the problem is restoring my original blog to the new blog location (blog.new-domain.com). I have already tried this with the wordpress import tool and it totally wrecks the site. I don't want the blog I am converting to be the MAIN multisite, rather a sub-domain.

    For that reason I was hoping there is someway to start from 'blog.new-domain.com' as the MAIN Multisite and somehow setup a 'new-domain.com' site and change that to be the MAIN multisite while keeping the site 'blog.new-domain.com'.

  4. I have already tried this with the wordpress import tool and it totally wrecks the site.

    Does it pull in all your posts and comments and images? If so, it's fine. You will have to manually pull in the plugins and reconfigure them all, but that's the same as it ever was.

    For that reason I was hoping there is someway to start from 'blog.new-domain.com' as the MAIN Multisite and somehow setup a 'new-domain.com' site and change that to be the MAIN multisite while keeping the site 'blog.new-domain.com'.

    Not easily, and it's more prone to screw ups. As in "It took me 3 months to unravel it from my site." and "I'd never try it again."

    Moving MultiSite can also be a pain due to the way it codes in your URLs, so you'd really not want to do that unless you're very DB savvy.

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