Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Into a Multisite Network
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Moving WordPress: Moving a Site Into a Multisite Network


A year or so ago, I had a hosting disaster. My hosting provider’s server was hacked and it took them over a week to identify what the problem was and fix it.

In the meantime, my clients’ sites were all redirecting to a dating site and I was getting phone calls demanding that I fix things right away.

I had to act fast. But instead of simply moving all of the sites as they were to a new server (and a new hosting provider, I might add), I decided to move the sites in a way which would make it easier for me to move them all again if I needed to. So I moved a number of sites with their own WordPress installation into my existing Multisite network, which I’d already moved to the new server.

Moving single sites into a Multisite network is more complicated than just moving it to a fresh single site installation, but it isn’t impossible. In this tutorial I’ll show you two methods for doing it: using plugins, and manually.