replace main site in mu install with separate single install wp site

Hello,

On my website moretango.org I want to replace the main site of my wpmu install with a standard wp install. I would like to keep my other sites active and uninterrupted such as cuartetotanguero.moretango.org . What would be the best way to do this?

  • James Morris
    • WordPress Enthusiast

    Hello Benjmain

    I hope you are well today.

    This is doable, but it's not easy.

    - First, you'll have to export the content from the Primary Domain.
    - Next, you'll need to change the primary domain to a different domain name. If your DNS and WP config is setup correctly, this shouldn't affect any of your subsites; however, any newly created subsites will have a different domain structure and may require manual database updates to resolve.

    For example:
    Right now, your domains are sub.domain.com
    After the switch, they will have to be sub.sub.domain.com unless you manually change them.

    Once you change your Network Domain structure, you can then setup your standalone site an import the content you had exported from your Primary Domain previously.

    The following articles should help clarify things a bit more.

    https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/how-to/separate-wordpress-multisite/
    https://wpengine.com/support/how-to-change-a-multi-site-primary-domain/

    Let us know if you have any further questions. We'll be happy to help! :slight_smile:

    Best regards,

    James Morris

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