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  • Resolved stevenhermans


    Dear all,

    I had a search around the forums and the web but could not find an answer to this question.

    I have a wordpress site in my root, and several other wordpress installs in subfolders, pointing to subdomains. I would like to integrate them all into a multisite with subdomains.

    How can I install multisite in the root when there is already a wordpress site live in the root?

    Would like to do this with as much security as possible as I am receiving quite a bit of traffic on my site.

    Thank you in advance!

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    How about just activating Multisite on your root install?

    Multisite is a part of WordPress, you don’t have to ‘install’ anything except WP, and then activate Multisite 🙂

    Thank you! I figured it out in the end myself, but took me a while :). Thanks again for all the great work you do here!

    Actually, still one more question. My website is of the format http://www. instead of simply http://

    When I want to create a network, wordpress says it is better for me to change my site to http:// without the www. I’d prefer to avoid that cos I think it might break my links.

    Am I being too cautious?

    If it is not a big problem, I’d like to keep the www. If it’s not a big problem to do away with the www, I don’t mind doing that either.

    Many thanks for any tips!

    Did it myself. Resolved.

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