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  • Resolved rapidasia


    Hi – thanks for your work on this plugin

    I’ve poked around two dozen sites but can’t find an answer to

    How to change multisite subsite blog IDs

    I’m trying to clone a subsite from one multisite and import into another

    but as you know it requires having matching blog ID’s …

    can you recommend a way to change / edit Blog ID’s ?


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  • Plugin Author Codexonics


    Hi Rapidasia, thanks for asking this question. Actually there are two ways to change the target blog IDs.

    The first one can be done with a free version. You simply need to create a new subsite (Sites -> All Sites -> Add New). After the site is created, a new blog ID should be automatically generated by WordPress for that target subsite. You can then get the target blog ID of this subsite for use with Prime Mover. Once you get this new blog ID, you can then use this to create a new multisite package for restoring to the target site (please refer to Workaround #1 for doing this.)

    The second one is a PRO feature. This is similar to the first solution, except that you can actually specify blog IDs when you create the new subsite. The first solution does not allow you to specific blog IDs as it is provided automatically by WordPress. The second solution allows you to do this as long as the blog IDs are still not used with any subsite (IDs should be unique to each subsite in a multisite).

    In summary, here are relevant documentation for further reading:

    1. Can I change the exporting Blog ID to another site importing blog ID?
    2. How to get multisite target blog ID ?

    I hope this answers your inquiry, please let me know if you have something to clarify. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by Codexonics.
    Thread Starter rapidasia


    Thank you very much –

    really appreciate the support, docs, and plugin features

    Plugin Author Codexonics


    You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the feedback.

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