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[resolved] Install Multi-site within Multi-site installation? (7 posts)

  1. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I currently have a WordPress Multi-site installation that is running on the same server as a WordPress installation I want to make into a Multi-site install.

    I opened up a directory:

    domain.com with domain.com/siteA

    I pushed a URL siteAdomain.com to this new directory domain.com/siteA

    When I went to install WP MS on siteAdomain.com, after I did the initial wp-config alteration, once I navigated to the Tools backend, it gave me this:

    Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected.

    Now, it goes through the steps to set up the WP MS for siteAdomain.com. If I do this, will it mess up the other WP MS site on my server? I have two different databases - one for the root site, and one for siteAdomain.com.

    I just want to make sure that I don't screw anything up. I would have just finished it and see what happens but I can't afford to play around with data!

    Looking forward to everyone's A) reassurance or B) warning!

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is a plugin for this, but I don't remember the name. Look through the plugin depository a bit (or wait for Andrea to come online).

  3. Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected.

    Now, it goes through the steps to set up the WP MS for siteAdomain.com. If I do this, will it mess up the other WP MS site on my server? I have two different databases - one for the root site, and one for siteAdomain.com.

    if you're using a brand new db for siteAdomain.com, it should not be giving you a warning.

    @roy you;re thinking of a multi network plugin.

    jonny, if you want siteadomain.com to live in the same db, and be its own network, you do not need to install wordpress again.

    if you want it to be *separated* completely, that's the road you;re currently on.

  4. You mean the MultiNetwork plugin?

  5. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Andrea R, Roy, and Ipstenu. Yeah, the warning threw me off.

    siteAdomain.com (sorry for the bad examples!) I want to be separate from domain.com, and both have their own DBs. I was just worried about config files being corrupted or something.

    I have several sites hosted on domain.com through directories (domain.com/siteA, domain.com/siteB, etc.) They are all running some variant of WordPress.

    So, you got to keep 'em separated works for me! I'll report back if anything apocalyptic happens!

  6. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know why it gave me the warning, by the way. I previously had installed a MS on this site (siteAdomain.com) but had removed it when I migrated it to a new directory (the DB was repopulated with an export from the old site).

    So, when I reinstalled MS, all of those old sites reappeared again.

    Problem solved!

  7. huzzah!

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