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How to save a Configured WPblog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by godhermes, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. godhermes

    godhermes Newbie

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    I hope I'm not make a mistake by posting it here.
    Here we go:
    "Suppose you want to sell your configured-WPblog to many customers.
    How will you save your blog without hand the domain over?
    Thanks.
    -GH-
     
  2. trigger_my_passion

    trigger_my_passion Junior Member

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    1. Take a backup of the database as a .sql file

    2. Take a backup of the theme files (and any other custom directories/files, like plugins)

    Send the above two to the person to whom you have sold your blog.
     
  3. nerdmoney

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    do you mean you are selling off the code?
    if so, use one of those damned encoders like i0nc0de
    if not, just send the sql dump like sridhar said
     
  4. godhermes

    godhermes Newbie

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    Thanks for your replies sridhar and nerdmoney.

    Forgive me as these are really noob questions.

    #1. How to save that .sql and theme
    #2. How to tell your customer to upload those files?

    Thanks again but need your further helps.
    -GH-
     
  5. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    Assuming that both you and your customer have Cpanel style hosting, this is what you do:

    1. Go into the file manager, and select the directory that your blog is in, and add it to an archive file.
    2. Download the archive file.
    3. Go to phpMyAdmin, and select the database that your blog is using.
    4. Click on the Export tab.
    5. Select "Save as file".
    6. Click "Go".
    7. Open the archive file, and edit the configuration file, so that your server database user and password information is zeroed out (otherwise you might have handed your customer the keys to your site)
    8. Re-archive the files as needed (make sure the archive contains the updated configuration file).
    9. Send files to your customer.

    Uploading:

    1. Create database.
    2. Execute SQL statement (upload the SQL file, or copy and paste its contents into the SQL statement window).
    3. Upload archive (using file manager).
    4. Again using file manager, extract archive.
    5. Edit configuration file to have correct username and password for the newly created database, plus new domain info and email info, etc. as needed.
    6. If no mistakes were made, the new blog should now be virtually identical clone of the original.
     
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  6. godhermes

    godhermes Newbie

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    Thanks Mattstrike for your kind reply.
    Applying soon and let you guys know the result.
    Thank you very much again!!!

    -GH-
     
  7. iamsgf

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    I currently do the same thing. I have a wordpress set-up that I use all the time. Basically once I set up the first blog I exported the DB through phpmyadmin and copied all the files. Now everything I set-up a new blog I just upload the lot and hey presto!

    Yeah the sites all look exactly the same, of course I change the content.... However the set-up is giving me a average 30% CTR. I use the 3 column Cutline theme and take out the header image. So you can guess how plain the site looks. :)
     
  8. mikemclean

    mikemclean Newbie

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    Would the software that WizGizmo has in his "Back In Black" Download! post do this? If so, this could make it very easy to do:

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    Wordpress Clon*er

    Description:
    New, Easy to Use Software Lets You Clone Your
    Totally Configured WordPress Blog, and Install
    It In a Brand New Subdomain Without Touching
    Cpanel - in just 60 seconds!
     
  9. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    Assuming that it does what it says it does, yes. That would be a very easy way to do it.

    However: It sounds like the program itself might need the details for both domains, in which case it would not work for Hermes because his customers might not want to hand over those details.
     
  10. godhermes

    godhermes Newbie

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    WPCloner is a great way to make a copy into subdomain not a root.
    Am I correct?

    Thanks
    -GH-