Import gives no option to select Multisite; defaults to 'No'

Issue Summary

I formatted my computer but forgot to export my sites. I do have all the files. Reading the docs, I can take the files, zip and import. Unfortunately they’re all Multisite and there’s no option - nor are they identified as such using this method. I.e. when I import, what was previously a multisite shows as "Multisite: No"

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    The two I’ve tested so far. I wasn’t 100% certain the first site was set up as multisite but I was pretty sure. The 2nd absolutely was.

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?


Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!

Import a multisite that was created from a .zip of the files Local created for said site.

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2

After doing some reading, I see that multisite import is not supported. That would have been good to know.

Fine, I’ll start from scratch.

I can appreciate importing form multiple platforms is complex, but in this case I was simply re-instating what was already there - same selected server config; same versions of nginx, etc. etc. on Local. Surely that scenario should be doable.

Oh well…

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