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Migrate A MU Childsite to A Single WP Install

A s of version 1.9.20, WPvivid Backup Pro offers the option to migrate a child site in a WordPress Multisite network to a standalone WordPress install.

Note:

  1. The Wordfence plugin needs to be temporarily deactivated or uninstalled before the migration, as it will write some absolute paths in the .htaccess file that may cause problems when replacing the .htaccess file.
  2. By default, the migration will replace the themes, plugins, uploads, database and/or other files and directories(except the wp-config file) of the target site.

How to Migrate A MU Childsite to A Single WP Install?

Option 1: Auto Migration

1. Install WPvivid Backup Pro on both the source site and destination site.

2. Generate a key on the destination site.

3. On the source site,  go to WPvivid > Backup & Migration tab > Choose Option 2: Migrate the Site By auto migration, then paste the key you just generated and click Save.

Auto migrate MU childsite to single WP

4. Next, choose the Childsite: Migrate a MU childsite to a single WP install option.

Then choose the childsite and the content you want to migrate.

You can enter the childsite url, title or description in the search box then hit the Search A Childsite button to display the specific childsite. Or just simply hit the Search A Childsite button to display all your childsites.

It’s recommended to migrate everything if you have no ideas on what to be excluded.

Migrate MU childsite to single WP

5. Once done, click Migrate to start the process.

Migrate button

When the transfer is complete, the following message will be displayed:

Migration success message

Now you are ready to restore the backup on the destination site.

If you have problems using the auto migration option, e.g. unstable connection between the sites, the destination site is a development environment hosted on a local computer, etc. Please use the manual migration option introduced below.

Option 2: Manual Migration

1. Go to WPvivid > Backup & Migration tab > Choose Option 1: Create a Backup Manually, you can choose  to save the backup to localhost or send it to remote storage as you like.

Manual transfer MU childsite to single WP

2. Next, choose the Childsite: Migrate a MU childsite to a single WP install option > choose the childsite and the content you want to migrate.

Migrate MU childsite to single WP

3. After that, click Backup Now to start the process.

Backup MU childsite

4. Once the backup is complete, go to Backups & Restore tab, Choose Localhost or Remote Storage subtab depending on where the backup is stored, select the Download option after the backup and download the backup to your computer.

Download MU childsite

5. On the destination website, go to WPvivid >> Backups & Restore. Click Show upload section then click Select Files button to upload the backup file(s).

Upload backups on the destination site

6. Once done, you will see the newly uploaded backup file has been automatically added to the list of available backups. If it is not, click the Scan uploaded or received backups button to display the backups in the list.

Now you are ready to restore the backup on the destination site.

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