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Converting Multiple WordPress Blogs into a WordPress 3.0 Multisite, part 1 of 1

I am about to embark upon the task of converting my various, separate WordPress installations into one central WordPress Multisite.  So, same separate blogs with their same separate domains, themes, customizations, plug-ins, and (most importantly) content … into one unified back end.  This was previously possible using WordPress MU, a sort of break-out from the primary WordPress project.  While I played around with MU a bit, I ultimately decided to go with separate installs as too many plug-in’s were incompatible with WordPress MU. Fortunately, the WordPress 3.0 upgrade adds what MU did, but into the official WordPress project.  Plug-in’s can be re-written to take advantage of global variables, but all plug-in’s and themes are un-effected by the transition as they still operate independently among the various blogs.  This is what I have been waiting for.  Finally, I can have what MU did, but can have it the way I always wanted it – practically seamless and certainly allowing for less work by me (as the admin) on separate back-ends. Therefore, this post shall document the transition from my multiple WordPress blogs into a WordPress 3.0 Multisite. First thing’s first – the WordPress Codex: Migrating Multiple Blogs into WordPress 3.0 Multisite WordPress 3.0 includes new [ ... ]