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  • Hi.
    I have moved my site to a sub domain and made it into a multi site. The problem is that now none of the category posts come up and when I try to visit a newly created site – that is also ‘not found’. I have run the ‘search and replace’ plugin, hoping to help correct any redirect problems but it still does not help..

    Help please?


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  • Hi, thank you for replying. Yes, I read that and I still not sure what I have done wrong.

    I also ‘dropped’ the wp-site and ‘wp.blogs’ from the database as recommended by someone somewhere..

    I am thinking of moving it to yet another site as a singular install and starting again on the new site – manually uploading all of my old posts, but this will be a huge amount of work. Arghhh!

    The original site was not a multi-site. At the moment I have now my main ( old) site redirecting to my new site and all the links etc seem to work. I really wanted to make my new site a multi-site however but cannot work out what I am doing wrong.

    Did you move WP as a singlesite or a multisite?

    If you moved as a multisite, you have to use the search/replace tool mentioned in that codex article to replace the domain name and fix your links.

    If you moved singlesite, then check your .htaccess and make sure it’s right.

    I moved it as a singlesite, then changed it into a multisite.

    I checked the .htaccess and it seemed all OK.

    But what I have done now, is simply done a fresh multisite install on my new domain and shall perhaps manually post over a period of time to the relevant sub-domain; unless there is a way to put the contents of my database ( posts ) from my old site into one of my (new) sub-domains within my (new) multisite?

    Thanks for replying.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Not easily. You’d be better off with an export from the old and import into the new, btu you can’t do that as you moved and, apparently, deleted.



    No, I haven’t deleted my old site and I exported a backup.

    So thanks, that is what I will do I will import into the new – but into one subdomain of my multisite and leave it like that, still manually imported the different categories from there into the relevant subdomains…

    ( I wanted to break down the original one site into several multi-site sub domains – for example my category ‘food’ will go into its own site etc etc).


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