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Can I use my WP setup in more than one domain to speed process up?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Delboy2424, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

    Oct 3, 2009
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    If I have a number of domains and install a set of WP plugins and configure them, is it simple enough to FTP the folders over to a fresh WP setup and save me time if I want a similar setup or are some the main wp files amended as well?
  2. D-day

    D-day Newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
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    Search BHW for "BlogZapper", that should help.
  3. bhatsuccess

    bhatsuccess Junior Member

    Mar 26, 2009
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    Sometimes your hosting cpanel will have an option that says something to the effect of "copy this WP installation to another...". If you don't have that option there is a tool called WPCloner but I have never used it.

    I would not simply ftp the files over to another folder because you are going to have some connection/installation problems with the database (tried that method)..but if you're using Hostgator hosting you can setup an installation in a few seconds.
  4. seocat

    seocat Newbie

    Jan 3, 2010
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    I've been wondering about this too.
  5. dvdgangster

    dvdgangster Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    If you use a database with the same name, users passwords etc, same folders names it should work ok..i would usually do my wordpress site on my local machine and then FTP the site up when finished, few things to be edited usually, on the config.php file
  6. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

    May 24, 2010
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    You can never guess!
    Actually, to copy a wp installation to a new domain with all the setup settings is easy. Although there are tools out, you can do it manually. Here it is:

    Solution 1:

    ----Goto cpanel of the source domain/blog.(Use file manager)
    ----Compress your wp-plugins folder (a wp-plugins.zip file will be created)
    ----Download wp-plugins.zip file to your pc.
    ----Goto cpanel of the target domain/blog.(Use file manager)
    ----Upload wp-plugins.zip to your wp-content folder
    ----Extract your wp-plugins.zip folder.
    This will save you time by just installing all the plugins at once rather than installing them one by one.

    Solution 2
    Everything is the same as above. But you should deal with wordpress database table named OPTIONS. The OPTIONS tables holds all the settings (general, permalinks, read, write, and the most important one PLUGINS). So you should play with it a bit. Here is just a quick but not detailed follow up:

    ----Goto cpanel of your source domain/blog
    ----Goto phpadmin
    ----Look for your wp database and select Options tables
    ----Export options tables as sql
    ----Download that sql query to your computer
    ----Open it in notepad or notepad++
    ----Change every name of the sourcedomain to targetdomain (for example cchange www.sourcedom.com to www.targetdom.com)
    ----Goto cpanel of your target domain.
    ----Goto phpadmin
    ----Select wp database of your target domain
    ----Upload your sql query and run it.

    Please be careful. If your your target domain have posts, try these instructions on some new wp installations to get a bit experienced.

    The second solution is much more superior than the solution one because it completelety clones all the settings of the master blog to the target ones. So, in 5-10 minutes you can have all the same settings for plugins for all other blogs of yours.

    PS: Again please note that try the nstructions given in solution2 on some domains/blogs which are not important. To utilize both methods, you should have already installed wordpress for target domains/blogs.
    PS2: This is really very valuable info. So please give it what it deserves.
    PS3: If you suggest, I can start a new and detailed thread about this process which is not very well known.
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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  7. pker11

    pker11 Newbie

    Sep 17, 2010
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    No, just wait its much more easier that way.