Rename root site (10 posts)

  1. Robin73
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there.

    I have multisite set up on http://www.robinandrews.net/,
    and I want to transfer the content of the root site to a subdirectory (www.robinandrews.net/music/).

    Is there a simple way to do this, or do I have to re-create the root site as a new "sub-site?"



  2. Sandra l***
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you do that... what would you have in the root directory ?

  3. Robin73
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess I'd put all non-music related posts. It just makes more sense to have robinandrews.net/music as the url for a music related blog.

    Alternatvely, couldn't I just change the basic settings so that robinandrews.net navigates to robinandrews.net/music?

  4. Sandra l***
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If I understand correctly, you do not need a multisite setup. You do not need to have as many separate blogs (or sites) as you have subjects.

    You just need relevant categories. If all your posts related to music are associated to a category called "Music", then you can go in Appearance > Menu; in the left column, at the bottom, you will find all your categories. You can select the category "Music" and add it to your menu. When people will select the "Music" Tab, they will access to all the blog posts belonging to the "Music" category -

  5. Robin73
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, but that's not quite what I need.

    I have 2 sites at present on my domain: robinandrews.net and robinandrews.net/devonmathstuition.

    robinandrews.net contains a mixture of musical info and other stuff. I've decided I want to focus my blogging on music, so I want the url to reflect that, and to only have music related posts on a particular url. Even if I just delete all non-musical posts, I still won't have a relevant url, and I'd quite like to keep the root site for non-musical rantings...

    Any other suggestions?

  6. Are the music posts sharing a tag or a category?

    You can just export them, make a new site for music, and import them there.

  7. Robin73
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for that, I'm sure I can work out how to export all music posts quite easily. It does mean that I'll have to do some work recreating the theme settings/custom css/plugin congiguration though.

    Is making a site into a sub-site of itself is just not doable then?

  8. It is, but that didn't sound like what you wanted.

    You said you only wanted to move SOME posts. Is that not correct?

  9. Robin73
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm thinking if I could move all of robinandrews.net to robinandrews.net/(some musical name), then I could simply delete the non-musical posts, and keep all of the plugin settings and theme customisations...

  10. Ah.

    Read http://halfelf.org/ebooks/wordpress-multisite-110/ on page 81 :) It's called 'Switching your main blog' :)

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