Wordpress Cloner Theme and Plugin Installer?

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I'm wondering if there is a software that will allow me to clone a wordpress site, theme, settings and plugins.

Currently I setup the account in cpanel, then I install the blog with fantastico then I upload the theme and configure it, then I add the plugins and configure them.

I would like to be able to just upload something with all this already done which would allow me to install quicker.

Thanks,

Craig
#cloner #installer #plugin #theme #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    There are 2 paid options I'm aware of.

    Firepow (hosted/monthly fee) and WPManager DX (self-hosted/onetime).
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Moser
    There's also WPCloner.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrLewisSmile
    WPCloner will do what you want. I use it myself. It sits on your server, and will clone any of your blogs, 100% clone, onto another blog. They don't even need to be on the same server.

    To anyone reading this who is curious, no it won't let you clone any blog you don't own, so no blog stealing is happening
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    • Profile picture of the author affmanager
      Originally Posted by MrLewisSmile View Post

      WPCloner will do what you want. I use it myself. It sits on your server, and will clone any of your blogs, 100% clone, onto another blog. They don't even need to be on the same server.

      To anyone reading this who is curious, no it won't let you clone any blog you don't own, so no blog stealing is happening
      Is WP Cloner the one around $99 for 500 installations? If so, that doesn't sound too expensive to me.

      Here's the clincher for me. Does WP Cloner clone all the plugins AND their settings too? If it can do that, I'll buy it.

      I just bought Desktop Wordpress Installer (yes, a PC app), and I really don't think it will clone plugin configurations. Heck, configuring a Worpress site AFTER it's installed is what takes so much time! It isn't the WP install.

      Any feedback appreciated.
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      • Profile picture of the author MrLewisSmile
        Originally Posted by affmanager View Post

        Here's the clincher for me. Does WP Cloner clone all the plugins AND their settings too? If it can do that, I'll buy it.

        Yes, WP Cloner will clone all plugins, posts, comments, themes, and all settings for all of them.

        It's like Copy and Paste, everything is just duplicated. I use it to transfer blogs to customers, as it's so much easier than transferring it all manually, and re-linking the databases etc.

        Lewis
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  • Profile picture of the author MrLewisSmile
    OR you could download the entire wordpress installation, and export the database using phpmyadmin (a tool in cpanel by default) and just upload the new files to your new desired location, import the database, then enter the database details in the wpconfig file.

    I use the WPCloner tool because I won't then have to mess with anything technical, but the tradeoff is that it's quite expensive. So if you're not going to use it on enough blogs for it to be worth your while then this method will be your best option!

    Lewis
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  • Profile picture of the author AmyBrown
    Another alternative is Edna M's WPManagerDx. I own it and played around with it a while back but honestly forgot about it until I saw this post. Like any solution it takes a while to get it set up with your templates and preferences but once set up it's a very efficient. You'll find it in the WSO forum.

    Ah.. I see BlueSquares already posted about it...
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  • Profile picture of the author jmorris18
    So , you can create a blog , then later set up another domain on another IP and clone the new blog to the current blog you have? Is this correct ?

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    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author MrLewisSmile
      Originally Posted by jmorris18 View Post

      So , you can create a blog , then later set up another domain on another IP and clone the new blog to the current blog you have? Is this correct ?

      Thanks
      Jason
      Hey Jason

      If you have one blog on hosting A, and another on hosting A or B or ETC, you can clone from one to the other. I've got a base blog set up in a sub-folder with all the plugins and themes and settings just as I want them, then when I want a new blog or site I just install a plain default version of wordpress using Fantastico, then clone my base blog onto it.

      I hope this answers your question! I'm not sure I've got the direction right

      Lewis
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  • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
    i am having a hard time figuring out this plug in... is there any better detailed instructions or tutorials that anybody knows of...
    i have everything installed right i just can figure out how to clone to another domain,
    do u do everything from the wp dashboard or is there another interface?
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    • Profile picture of the author mikewa
      Originally Posted by gotdmw View Post

      i am having a hard time figuring out this plug in... is there any better detailed instructions or tutorials that anybody knows of...
      i have everything installed right i just can figure out how to clone to another domain,
      do u do everything from the wp dashboard or is there another interface?
      Be careful with this product - WP-cloner. I found it works on some blogs but not others and in the end I found it quicker to replicate the blogs the long way using these plugins:-
      advanced-export-for-wp-wpmu - exports pages, posts, images etc
      blogroll-opml-export.php - exports blogroll

      WP-cloner does have a guarantee but you need to read the several pages of terms and conditions very carefully. I asked a question as I was having a problem installing the program to my server and that effectively made my guarantee null and void! I no longer use the program and do not recommend it unless you have money to burn.
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      • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
        no i went with wp manager that works pretty good, from what ive seen wp cloner is better for cloning settings, but i dont know for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author josher
    I've got a cheaper solution. Check out my WSO.

    Here's a demo video.

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    • Profile picture of the author Deer
      Hi MrLewisSmile,

      I have just seen that you also use WP Cloner. I have installed it on my host, but do not know why.... it does not work. Could you tell me, how to install and how to set it up, please?

      Thank you,

      Deer
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    • Profile picture of the author shanew71
      Joe I bought his, but where do I get it from, nothing has come through since I bought it??
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  • Profile picture of the author -Jericho-
    WP Cloner sounds interesting. Does it allow you to clone without the posts? I just want to replicate the blog plugin settings. I don't want to replicate all of the posts too.
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Originally Posted by -Jericho- View Post

      WP Cloner sounds interesting. Does it allow you to clone without the posts? I just want to replicate the blog plugin settings. I don't want to replicate all of the posts too.
      Cant we just go to Filezilla....and copy and paste the blog directory from one to another ?

      www . mydomain1 . com/blog

      to www. my otherdomain .com/blog

      (so copying from 1 to another, can we just do that?)
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  • Profile picture of the author dom4biz
    Lewis - what updates? If I want to use WPCloner to clone can I also do updates across all blogs that I install via the cloning?
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  • Profile picture of the author thetwooldladies
    I would be wary about this one WPCloner.I have noticed that the links provided for help are sent to parked pages.
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