I have a WP multisite installation like this:

  1. www.mysite.com
  2. www.mysite.com/anothersite

Now, I'd like to move www.mysite.com/anothersite to be www.mysite.com. Is it possible?

  • Is www.mysite.com the first site in your multisite setup?
    – Zypher
    Jun 28, 2013 at 14:43
  • @Zypher yes www.mysite.com is the first site in my multisite setup
    – Antonio Giungato
    Jun 28, 2013 at 16:27
  • So you did a subdirectory site and not a subdomain site? Jun 28, 2013 at 16:28
  • @MichaelHampton yes it's a subdirectory site
    – Antonio Giungato
    Jun 28, 2013 at 17:01
  • If this is possible, it will have to be done within WordPress. Jun 28, 2013 at 17:10

3 Answers 3


You should be able to export www.mysite.com/anothersite to a WXR file using Tools » Export in your WordPress backend -- www.mysite.com/anothersite/wp-admin. Then you can go to www.mysite.com/wp-admin, remove the existing content (delete your existing posts / pages / etc -- export them first if you want/need a backup) and then use Tools » Import to import the WXR file.


Sure, all you need to do is change your web server's configuration to point www.mysite.com to the folder where www.mysite.com/anothersite resides.

  • Thanks. I'm wondering if I do this what will happen to the "network of sites" i created with Wordpress Multisite
    – Antonio Giungato
    Jun 28, 2013 at 15:23
  • In Multisite, /anothersite doesn't have a folder on the server; it's a fiction maintained by WordPress rather than an actual location.
    – Pat J
    Jun 29, 2013 at 14:49

Yep, change the DocumentRoot of mysite.com so that points to the directory where are stored the files of anothersite, and restart the webserver.

  • In Multisite, /anothersite doesn't have a directory.
    – Pat J
    Jun 29, 2013 at 14:50

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