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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    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). Apr 17, 2014 at 6:59
  • How is this question off topic? Godaddy hosts the WordPress installation! I installed it under applications! Apr 17, 2014 at 11:42
  • @KrzysiekDróżdż Unfortunately the new pages are not static. They are other blogs. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:43
  • @KrzysiekDróżdż They might also need to be three directories down... I am trying to consolidate Word press installations and be able to keep existing customers links valid. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:47
  • This question was off topic for Web Applications as their community deals with using web-apps (such as WordPress.com, or questions regarding how to use the dashboard of a self-hosted installation) whereas your question is more technical, and regards the actual installation, databases, and WordPress scripts. GoDaddy lists WordPress as an app, but really you are using their tool to install a piece of open-source software. It is these administrative tasks that do not qualify as basic webapp "use."
    – bosco
    Apr 19, 2014 at 0:39

2 Answers 2


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.

  • I have figured out how to do it. I will post the answer in a bit. Apr 17, 2014 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!

  • 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, 2014 at 0:49
  • @boscho Thanks for commenting, your help was appreciated! Apr 20, 2014 at 1:08

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