Remove WordPress Multisite


There’s a lot of information online about how to set up a multi-site WordPress installation. I had a little trouble finding specific answers about how to UNDO one. I recently set up a WP website, expecting to need a multi-site process later. Turns out I won’t need that, so I wanted to go back to a single-site installation. Reverting didn’t seem very straightforward.

Here’s what I did:

I opened my config file (config.php, in the main installation folder). Near the bottom, I found these 2 lines:

define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
define('MULTISITE', true);

I changed “true” to “false” and reuploaded the edited file. Next, I logged into my Control Panel and edited the database directly. Simply put, I went to the Users table and dropped two fields: “spam” and “deleted”. That’s it! My WordPress website was no longer a multi-site installation, but a normal old single website. Voila! I hope this helps.