Disable Network / Migrate WPMU to Single Install

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    I am trying to take my multi-site wp install and disable the network so it is only the single install on the primary site. I migrated our old buddypress forums to bbpress (successfully), disabled all network active plugins, deleted all the ones we didn\’t neeed including bp, and re-activated updated versions of all the plugins on just the primary blog. At this point, everything was cool.

    Then I followed the instructions on this link http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-uninstall-wordpress-multisite/ to the letter. This includes editing wp-config by deleting the following:

    define( \’MULTISITE\’, true );
    define( \’SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL\’, false );
    $base = \’/wordpress/\’;
    define( \’DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE\’, \’localhost\’ );
    define( \’PATH_CURRENT_SITE\’, \’/wordpress/\’ );
    define( \’SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE\’, 1 );
    define( \’BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE\’, 1 );

    and changing this line from true to false:

    define(\’WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE\’, false);

    and then editing the following in htaccess so it reads as:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /wordpress/
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    And then I dropped the spam and delete columns from the wp_users table and removed the following:


    This left me with a 500 internal server error. (It\’s a private development site so no link)

    Any ideas on where I should start hunting down the problem? I have already dug through every thread related to this and it is either out dated and doesn\’t make sense – or just plain doesn\’t work. I have a feeling it is with deleting the lines from wp-config – but all instructions on this subject say to remove them…


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