Step 7: Update your DNS
Log into where you manage the DNS for your child site and change the settings to “mirror” and have it mirror the URL of the parent site.
Now when traffic is sent to your WordPress site – it will be routed by the plugin and the URL will be masked with the correct domain
Step 8: Migrate in your Child site material
Hopefully you followed the “before you install” outline and you exported your posts and settings from your Child Site before you made it to this point – because now with the DNS changed – you can’t access your old installation of your Child Site.
- Install your site specific plugins and themes
- Activate the needed plugins and themes
- Go to tools–>import and import your posts and settings
- Cross check and make sure everything is working correctly
Step 9: Clean-up
Don’t forget that you deactivated all your plugins before you started – you will want to reactivate them again.
Note: Installing plugins is different now – now you have to go to My Sites–>Network Admin–>Plugins and install the plugin there. after you install the plugin you have the option to “network Activate” only choose that option if you want to activate the plugin across the whole network AND use the exact same settings for all of those sites. e.g. I don’t “network Activate” my google analytics plugin or else it would share the same Google Analytics code on all my sites – but I do “network Activate” my WP Super Cache and Akismet since I want those settings to be shared.
I would also recommend that if your parent and child sites were all on the same server – that you delete the DB and files to save on server resources. (make sure and always keep a backup though)