Reinstalling WordPress Multisite (Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected.)

There can be some reasons why you want to reinstall wordpress multisite (network). For example, you decide to change it from sub-domain to sub-directory. Even if you remove all entries from wp-config.php file, it won’t let you reinstall network and will write: “Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected.“.

To remove this message, you have to delete these tables from database (after removing everything from config file):

  • blogs
  • blog_versions
  • site
  • sitemeta

That’s it, now you can start installing WordPress network (Multisite) as if it was never installed before :)

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3 thoughts on “Reinstalling WordPress Multisite (Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected.)

  1. Roberto González says:

    For example, you decide to change it from sub-domain to sub-directory.

    You hit the nail on the head! :)

    Thanks a lot for the information, it’s been really useful.

    Cheers,

  2. Jazz says:

    Thanks a lot………it has give the right solution for which i was looking from last 5 hrs……….. Thanks Once again

  3. GC2 says:

    I am trying to install a multisite and am having problems so I would also like to start over. But what exactly are tables and where can I find the files you mention?

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