Migrate Single Site Into Multisite


Can the following be applied to moving a single site into a multisite? Or does this only work for moving a single site out of a multisite?


Thank you

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Russel,

    Yes, it is possible but keep in mind that Snapshot wasn’t designed for this and migration logic is still in beta so make sure you do a full back up of both sites before you attempt it.

    A few things:

    1. Make sure you don’t include any files in the single site backup, your multisite handles plugins/themes differently so you need to pre-install any required plugins/themes onto your multisite.

    2. Don’t include the wp-config.php or .htaccess either, your multisites config files need to say exactly as they are.

    So essentially you only want to keep the db tables and your single site users likely won’t migrate over properly. If that is the case then re-create them on the multisite and add them to the restored subsite.

    If you do run into any issues then let us know and we’ll see what we can do, but again keep in mind this is still very much in beta so it may not work.

    Hope that helps!



    EDIT: You can include the media files, that shouldn’t cause a problem since each subsite has it’s own media file folder.

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