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  • Hi there.

    I have multisite set up on,
    and I want to transfer the content of the root site to a subdirectory (

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



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

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

    Alternatvely, couldn’t I just change the basic settings so that navigates to

    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 –

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

    I have 2 sites at present on my domain: and 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?

    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.

    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?

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

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

    I’m thinking if I could move all of to musical name), then I could simply delete the non-musical posts, and keep all of the plugin settings and theme customisations…


    Read on page 81 🙂 It’s called ‘Switching your main blog’ 🙂

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