Convert a Single user blog to a network blog and move the old blog posts (5 posts)

  1. ajamison5579
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For the longest time My wife and I have used separate instances of wordpress for our blogs and while she has failed to update hers in some time I update mine regularly.

    What I would like to do is convert MY instance into a Network enabled WP 3.0 blog. I want to then add two sites (using subfolders) one for myself and one for my wife.

    The issue here is my current blogs are set up as blogs.andyjamison.com/andy

    and so on

    I have a fair amount of work in promoting my blog at the current location. I want to move my files to the root of blogs.andyjamison.com so all blogs it creates will be in the format i mentioned above. This is all easy to do so far the trick however is that I want to retain the structure blogs.andyjamison.com/andy for my blog so that feeds and aggregated services continue to point to my blog accurately. How can i covert to a network instance while moving the old single user blog to a site created with the now multi-site install?

    From what I read doing nothing more then moving root files and converting to multi-site would then move my main blog (remember the one current here blogs.andyjamison.com/andy) to blogs.andyjamison.com which would cause alot of things to fail with regards to aggregation.

    Due to my wife not updating her on a regular interval i can safely just create a new blog under this new Multi-site instance

  2. But the main install will have its own blog. That one is yours, no need to set up an /andy/ one.

  3. ajamison5579
    Posted 5 years ago #

    andrea_r i understand that but how then do i have someone (who currently has a blog link) pull up my blog when going to /andy/

  4. ajamison5579
    Posted 5 years ago #

    is there a way to redirect page requests to /andy to / so like blogs.andyjamison.com/andy/feed would point to blogs.andyjamison.com/feed

  5. Doh, I just noticed your *current* blog is at /andy/.

    Yes, you cal just move that over into multisite.

    make the main blog something else, like a portal of all posts.

    Example site: http://atypicalife.net - is that what you're going for?

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