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Quick question about moving multisite to single site (6 posts)

  1. d_random
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    When I move a blog from a multisite and copy it to a single site, is the multisite blog still accessible? That is can I login access the dashboard?

  2. Unless you delete the website from the multisite network it will still be there. I think that's what your asking.

  3. d_random
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Yes, thank you.
    I was wondering because if you point the domain to the new server, what happens in a subdomain setup? Is it still accessible via site.mysite.com?

  4. If you leave the A record for sub-domain "site" pointed to the IP of the Multisite install then it will still be accessible.

  5. George Lerner
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    When you migrate a site out of your WP multi-site, you would have a different domain name pointing to the other WP multi-site.

    You will need to run a plugin to modify all the internal references to the old domain name -- just like you were moving the multi-site to another domain name (whether on the same site or another one). (If you used the Domain Mapping Plugin, and all other plugins used the mapped domain name not the internal name, this wouldn't be necessary; better check or there will be bad references in the tables.) It is not enough to use a text editor to replace the domain name; there are plugin options that are in strings with the string lengths included, and those have to be modified as well (you have to have a plugin do the changes).

    I wouldn't attempt moving a blog from multi-site to single-site WP, it is complex enough to move a blog to a separate multi-site. Convert the new WP to multi-site and then import the tables from the old site. (Better know enough about how WordPress stores info in MySQL to get all the needed data without overwriting anything needed on the new site.)

  6. George - Please don't as people to contact you off site. If you're trying to get work, post on jobs.wordpress.net

    Otherwise we ask that everyone help people here on the forums, in public, in order that everyone sees how to fix the issue. Not to mention you didn't answer the question :)

    When I move a blog from a multisite and copy it to a single site, is the multisite blog still accessible?

    Yes, because it's a copy. If you copy a.domain.com to anotherdomain.com, then a.domain.com is still available. If you MOVE it, then you have to remake a.domain.com, but the URL would still relate to multisite.

    As for a 'plugin' to edit the database, it's actually a script: https://github.com/interconnectit/Search-Replace-DB

    That's the best tool for it.

    I wouldn't attempt moving a blog from multi-site to single-site WP, it is complex enough to move a blog to a separate multi-site.

    Really? It's easy.

    1) Export
    2) Install new, separate WP
    3) Design site as desired
    4) Import

    Done.

    If you want to get into the messy parts with tables, read this: http://halfelf.org/2013/breaking-up-multisite/

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