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I have a few WordPress sites and I want to make it easier to manage. I was thinking of being able to switch sites in the dashboard like WordPress multi-site, but when I was looking into it I see that's only for blogs inside blogs (if that makes sense). Is there anyway to link to different blogs together (I have around 5 blogs all with content on them so I don't want to make them in to 1 site with mapped domains).

So to sum up, I want to make it really easy/fast to switch between sites for the admins. I like how WordPress multi-site does it, but I don't want to move all the blogs in to one and map the domains, the domains are all on 1 server. Is this at all possable and if so how? Are there any plugins?

EDIT: If there is no way, how would I make 6 single WordPress sites into a WordPress multi-site?

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@Jason Arr, Sorry.. never knew, i will keep the question on here for a while just in case.. –  Aaran Mcguire Feb 20 '12 at 17:16
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I've flagged it to have a moderator migrate the question to the WP site ... –  EAMann Feb 20 '12 at 18:08
    
Perchance, can you explain why you are reluctant to use Multisite, with domain mapping? –  Chip Bennett Feb 20 '12 at 21:41
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There is an external services that let you manage multiple sites from one dashboard like manageWP.

But i would recommend moving them all in to a multisite install and here is a nice codex entry that shows just how to do that Migrating Multiple Blogs into WordPress Multisite

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I agree. Multisite, with domain mapping, is the way to go here. –  Chip Bennett Feb 20 '12 at 21:40
    
ok, thanks.. looks like i will be making a multisite.. just wondering doing it this way will it improve performance at all or is it just the same? –  Aaran McGuire Feb 20 '12 at 23:41
    
One thing is for sure, you will be able to jump form one site's dashboard to another very easly :) –  Bainternet Feb 21 '12 at 11:18
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