Running multisite off root, when install in subfolder
I have a functioning WordPress Multisite with 2 Blogs – for different language versions, as subdomains: my-site.de/my-blog/ and my-site.de/my-blog/english/. There is an “old” website sitting in root (my-site.de), which is the main reason, why I installed WordPress in a sub-folder. Now, I understand that I cannot run a Multisite with subdomains off root. The way I imagine that it might work, is one of two possibilities:
1. a permanent redirect in root, to point to the wordpress installation
2. copying WordPress files into root, adjusting the database tables
I am not sure, if the second option is really feasible (but I would prefer that over the redirect), has anybody tried to do this, and what do I have to be aware of and keep in mind?
If push comes to shove, I can clean out the old site and install WordPress there, set up multisite and all plugins etc. Now, if I point it to the database holding all information related to the present (subdomain) installation, could that possibly be made to work? What would I need to do, to get it working?
Or, are there other possibilities that I have not thought of?
We are within one week of going live with the site, so starting all over is not really an option.
Any input, advice, help is appreciated.
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