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I have a multiple word press installations that I am trying to reduce to one.

Here is what it currently looks like:

Installation 1 = www.example.com
Installation 2 = www.example.com/foo
Installation 3 = www.example.com/foo/bar

How do I make it into one installation like this:


Where /foo and /foo/bar are two different pages.

Optionally: How do I do this:


Where /baz does not do anything (like a 404) and /bar is the actual content.

Thanks for the help!

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about self-hosted WordPress. – Al E. Apr 17 '14 at 0:51
And since when this page is not about self-hosted WP? – Krzysiek Dróżdż Apr 17 '14 at 6:57
What do these pages contain? Are there normal static pages with content? If so, you can just use pages hierarchy to do this (use page parent attribute). – Krzysiek Dróżdż Apr 17 '14 at 6:59
How is this question off topic? Godaddy hosts the WordPress installation! I installed it under applications! – Elliot Labs Apr 17 '14 at 11:42
@KrzysiekDróżdż Unfortunately the new pages are not static. They are other blogs. – Elliot Labs Apr 17 '14 at 11:43

If I'm understanding your question correctly, as long as you're okay with them all using the same theme (it gets much more complicated if you want them to look different), but you should be able to export the posts from the other two blogs and import them into the one you're keeping.

Then create a "top" page for each purpose and set the posts from the imported blogs under that top page via the Parent function.

The end result would be one site with three distinct areas controlled by the taxonomy.

This does not work if you need to use separate themes, however.

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I have figured out how to do it. I will post the answer in a bit. – Elliot Labs Apr 17 '14 at 23:11

You can create sub directories by making parent pages:

Say you want it like this:


Note: /topicbutnoname is a page/direcory that has no content.

You can create it this way:

  • Make a blank page (it does not have to be blank) E.G. topicnamebutnocontent
  • Make a page that you want to fill with your content E.G. informationontopic
  • Set informationontopic's parent page to the blank page E.G. topicnamebutnocontent
  • Double check that the permalink/address is correct with what you want.

And that should create the directory structure that you want!

Have a great day!

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This answer does not appear to answer the question that you originally posed - only the "optional" portion. Did you somehow migrate your sites, or simply continue forward with three separate installations? Please review our How to Ask and How to Answer topics in the Help Center to get a better grasp on writing quality questions and answers in our community! – bosco Apr 19 '14 at 0:49
@boscho Thanks for commenting, your help was appreciated! – Elliot Labs Apr 20 '14 at 1:08

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