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  • Resolved mjk84

    (@mjk84)


    Hi WordPressers,

    I’m looking to the collective knowledge to see if anyone knows if it’s possible to import a WordPress site to an existing site via the WP admin panel rather than the hosting providers panel?

    I have a secondary site on a local machine i want to add, but can’t access the hosting providers

    So I have http://www.sitename.com but want a secondary WP instance at http://www.sitename.com/secondsite

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  • Carme Mias

    (@carmemias)

    Hi there,

    Yes and no.

    You can do that with a new installation of WordPress into http://www.sitename.com/secondsite and then importing the data from your localhost.

    You could also turn the current site into a multisite but I think your second site would have to be a subdomain (like http://secondsite.sitename.com) instead of a subfolder (like http://www.sitename.com/secondsite) because it would be a conversion to multisite rather than a fresh multisite install.

    But, for both options you would need to have access to the hosting space and database (via FTP and PHPMyAdmin, for example, or the Control Panel) in order to do the installation or conversion.

    mjk84

    (@mjk84)

    Hi Carme,

    thank you for the response. I thought that may have been the case. Thanks for confirming. I run our local site on a subdomain of a global domain already so the second option would suit.

    Back to the drawing board 🙂

    Thanks again

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