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Multisite-Subsite > Standalone

Converting a multisite subsite into a standalone website is a complex procedure, involving modifications in both website files and the database. Looking for a streamlined way to migrate a multisite subsite to a standalone? Duplicator Pro simplifies this process, handling the required tasks and enabling effortless migration.


  • The backup must be built with Duplicator Pro 4.0.3+ and the destination site must be running Duplicator Pro 4.0.3+.
  • Migrating a multisite subsite to a standalone website requires a Duplicator Pro – Pro or Duplicator Pro – Elite license.

1. Backup creation

  1. On the source Multisite site go to Duplicator Pro > Packages > Create New
  2. In Archive > Multisite, select the subsite you need to migrate from “Included Sub-Sites”
  3. Continue to build the backup
  4. Copy package files (archive/installer) to the new host destination directory where the site will be installed

Please refer to this guide for more information on how to create a backup.

2. Backup restoration

  1. You can use the Import Install or Classic Install methods to install the multisite backup.
  2. On the installer, Step 1 > Overview – Installation Tab > Install Type, choose “Convert network subsite to standalone site”
  3. A dropdown containing all the subsites in the package will show. Choose one and continue with the install
  4. The subsite chosen in Step 1 will be installed as a new standalone site

Once the process is complete, you’ll have a fresh standalone site built from the subsite. Keep in mind that all plugins will be deactivated, requiring you to reactivate them manually.


Duplicator Pro’s multisite backup and migration capability stands as a robust feature. With Duplicator Pro – Pro and Duplicator Pro – Elite licenses, you can seamlessly migrate a subsite from your multisite setup to an independent website, and vice versa. Delve into these guides for comprehensive insights into these migration scenarios:
Full Multisite Migration or Backup
Standalone > Multisite-Subsite
Multisite-Subsite > Multisite-Subsite – Different Network

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