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Have you any idea how to copy site in WordPress !

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jilan, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Jilan

    Jilan Registered Member

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    I want to clone site to my WordPress, so is there any plugin or idea to copy any site to my wordpress ?
    thanks
     
  2. SharkServers

    SharkServers Regular Member

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    There's no easy way. You can automatically pull the content of any site and import it into your Wordpress installation, but you can't automate cloning of site design.
     
  3. methos

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    I'm interesting also !!! I know that wix had this service ,but i don't know about WP
     
  4. Jilan

    Jilan Registered Member

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    any ideas ?
     
  5. Loadzz

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    I'd also be interested in this! :)
     
  6. AsgharSK

    AsgharSK Regular Member

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    Its interesting i like this..
     
  7. Jilan

    Jilan Registered Member

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    Hahahaha,

    There are no expert Imer here to lead us in the right direction ! ?
     
  8. Archemike

    Archemike Regular Member

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    Hi, there are essentially two main methods.

    1) use a plugin to export file system and mysql copy and install where you want the clone and swap in wp_options in db as well as wp config all the credentials as well as site root url and you're golden. (since it's your site you have access to do this). Another way is a cpanel dump/backup as well if you prefer instaed of going through wordpress.

    2) You don't have access for whatever reason. Use wget or httrack software to essentially scrape the site for all static content(just the goods, html, css, js). From here hire someone or code the site into a wordpress theme from the static site, you can get this done for 100-200 ideally, and now you have that ownership of the theme and can clone and modify from wordpress as much as you want.

    Let me know if more issues but this is how to with or without access get the site cloned in order to copy over or theme it out with different content. Cheers,
     
  9. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    To get the site design all you really need to do is view the page source to find what theme is being used and as many of the plugins as can figure out. most of that can be figured out by just looking at the link rels in the head section. Then just set up wp with that theme and those plugins and you have most of the site design. You might also need to go to the uploads folder to get whatever images are needed.

    Not really something that is easily automated, but definitely achievable if you don't mind doing some work.

    (This is assuming it isn't your own site you want to clone. If it is your own site then its just a matter of doing a backup and then restoring to the new site as explained in Archemike's post.)
     
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  10. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Edit: Just get someone who knows their way around CSS. There is no software that can clone a site nicely client side, unless it's purely HTML based.
     
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  11. hango

    hango Regular Member

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    If it's your own site, take a look at Wordpress duplicator. I use this all the time when making sites for clients. It's pretty easy to use and free!

    Essentially you:

    1. Install the plugin

    2. Make sure you duplicate the site so for the use of installing it to the other site.

    3. Download the .zip copy of the data and .php install file.

    4. Copy the .zip and .php file into the directory where you are going to run the new site.

    5. Run the install.php file and follow the instructions.

    As long as your DNS remains the same, you should be good to go.

    The process probably takes 1-1.5 hours if its your first time.
     
  12. terrycody

    terrycody Senior Member

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    Have u tried Duplicator wordpress plugin?! Seems fits your situation at the time.
     
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    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    +1 for Duplicator plugin.
     
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    I use WP Twin to clone my wordpress sites but you can also look into the duplicator plugin. It is available for free in the WP plugin directory. However, both these tools work on your own websites only, If you are trying to do this on someone else's site without having proper access it will not work.
     
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    Use Mainwp wordpress plugin - it is free n u can clone sites and also take backups of any no of sites. There are two part of that: main (should be installed in a standalone wp install) and child (should be installed in any site u want to take backup or clone)
     
  17. Final Infinity

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    What is it that you want to do exactly? Do you want to clone one of your WP sites or import a website you alread have that is not already in wordpress into wordpress?

    If you want to clone a wordpress site just sue Wordpress duplicator. Easy to use and free. If you want to turn a not-wp Website into Wp then there is no easy solution. You will have to hire someone to do it, as far as I am aware there are no reliable programs that can do it.