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Combining WP sites (4 posts)

  1. ashley76
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, I run 3 WordPress sites and I am toying with the idea of having just one site, but combine all of them into one big site. I want to move all the articles into one site, but keep all of the URLs intact. Obviously there is some overlap as far as categories and tags go, so caution will have to be used when merging.

    Any ideas and advice for something like this?

  2. W.P. Ginfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ashley76,

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    You said: I want to move all the articles into one site, but keep all of the URLs intact.
    Every site has it's own URLs. So this is like 'having your cake and eat it.
    Can you explain in a bit more detail what it is you are trying to achieve and why? Perhaps there is (another) way.

    Transferring articles / pages from one site to another can be a tricky business!

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    Before you do anything else, make back-ips of all sites involved!
    (see: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups)
    or use a backup plug-in
    (see: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=backup&sort=)
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  3. ashley76
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just don't want people to get 401ed to death when visiting the site. I was hoping to have it done this way...

    Site A ---- Site B ---- Site C

    I could make a category for each site so that when come to links from site A then it would still be the same URL as it was before just pointing to the new site.

    I was hoping to route ABC domains to new domain. Does that make sense?

  4. W.P. Ginfo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Possible, yes.
    Complicated nevertheless, not in the least for the visitors of your sites.

    The suggested option would mean you would have to continue a 2-3-n way split. This can only get more complicated over time.

    Why not 'take them along' to the 'new site', where a new and fresh start will integrate A-B-C etc.

    Take some time to develop 'the new thing' and prepare the current users. Take them along in the process, ask about their wishes and expectations...?
    Good luck with your deliberations

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