Multisite 301 question (4 posts)

  1. John O
    Posted 3 years ago #


    A client of mine has been running a WP Multisite set-up, but wants to decouple one of his websites and have it on a separate top-level domain.

    My questiona are about redirecting traffic to this network website to the new separate website. Do we have to set up individual 301 redirects of individual articles? If so, can we automate that process in some manner (there are a LOT of articles to redirect)?

    Also, we are not 100% sure that we can 301 from a WPMU sub-blog without it affecting the main site.

    Any help/advice greatly appreciated.


  2. Frans Andersson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    First of all: Is your client aware that you can just point a new domain to your Multisite install and have this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/ do the directing to the right blog?

    Secound: IF you really need to migrate to another wordpress install, you can just export the site from the current install, import it to the new install and direct the domain there. Your permalink structure should be intact.

    Redirecting can then be made with this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

    Read this:

  3. John O
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for this, much appreciated. :-)

    I think the site structure will be changing, so it won't be a simple case of mapping like for like unfortunately. WIll that redirection plugin allow me to redirect old URLs to relevant new URLs?

    Also, can I just confirm that doing lots of redirects from a WPMU sub-blog shouldn't affect the main site?

  4. Frans Andersson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Give the plugin a testrun on a development site. There are different settings and it should do what you ask of it, but I would test it first.

    I have not had any negative effects on my main site when using this plugin but I can’t guarantee anything. If you have specific questions you could ask them in the plugin support forum here on wordpress.org:


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