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  • Hi there,

    I need to some help about setting up and moving several singular wordpress sites to multisite.

    Ive been using WordPress for just about a month to set up a website for my friends tour company. I figured I’d set up a wordpress site for each business area his tour company provides services for (i.e. scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, private charters). So I have done just that, not really thinking too much about the network page, figuring i’d hard code a simple index file or I could somehow put another WordPress installation into the root directory. Its through investigating this after setting up the websites I discovered WordPress Multisite!

    I have setup multisite in my dev environment, im comfortable with getting it to work. So the issue I have now is these 7 sites I’ve just finished need to be ported over to multisite!

    Whats the protocol for the transfer…i’d really prefer not to have to activate and configure 36 different plugins & 10 widgets for 7 different sites as well as uploading all the media content again!

    The content I believe is just a case of exporting the tables and changing the table name to correspond with the multisite table. Will plugins and widgets behave in the same way?

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  • Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You can use the good ol’ built in Export function on the single sites and Import them into each sub site. Or if you wanted to grab all the extra bits:
    http://bavatuesdays.com/importing-a-single-wp-blog-to-a-wpmu-installation/
    http://sillybean.net/wordpress/migrating-single-wordpress-installations-into-multisite-networks/

    Hi Andrea, thanks for the reply, I already found these resources.

    Im still having a problem with posts not displaying correctly. Wiping out the tables and importing the edited SQL file (changing wp_ for wp_#_ and the urls in the content) everything works fine other than the the home page which displays my posts. Post text content is displayed but media and plugin related content are not. In the 3 posts I have, 2 use a NextGen gallery image and 1 a wp wunderground plugin shortcode, all fail to display their content.

    Cache and cookies have been cleared and tables flushed and repaired to no avail.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    It looks like it was resolved in another thread. please try and stick to one. 🙂

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’ve closed the other threads (since they all link here and this one is older).

    If you have any other issues, please raise them HERE or mark this one as resolved.

    (Oh and NextGen gallery doesn’t have an export/import feature – You’ll need to talk to the dev, but I don’t know anyone who’s had an easy time of importing that from stand alone to MultiSite :/ )

    New issue im having is with plugin options displayed for posts & page wysiwyg. No post/page plugin insert/edit options are being displayed, only the standard html shortcut buttons. Any ideas?

    Also there’s an option in NextGen to display a specified number of images with each post related to either tags or categories…no images are being inserted :/

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    What plugin options? You mean you installed a plugin that supposedly adds menu items to the visual editor and they’re missing?

    Make sure they’re activated on the blog in question.

    You need to be a bit more clear. What exactly isn’t showing up? The insert image links? Or…?

    Yes Ipstenu, adding menu items to the visual editor. The plugins are activated for the blog…there was a whole host of them for inserting nextgen or cooliris galleries, embedding flash, etc.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Are they enabled PER blog or network wide? It may matter.

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