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Need help with wordpress cloning

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  1. jeanlance

    jeanlance Senior Member

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    I worked on a clients website at some xxxxxxxxxx(dot)com he asked me to get same website at another domain is there a best plugin in wordpress which takes backup and install in new website ?

    please advise best and easy method


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  2. webso

    webso BANNED BANNED

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    What you actually need to backup? content or theme?
    If you need the theme you can easily get it via ftp /file manager.
    If you need content , you can get it from dashboard - tools - export
     
  3. jeanlance

    jeanlance Senior Member

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    Well i want the database backup and put it into new website more like cloning the whole website
     
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    dadragon Newbie

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    I'd install a brand new wordpress. Export the old site SQL, open the sql file up in notepad or something (I use dreamweaver for this) and do a find and replace on the old URL for the new URL. Then you can import that into the new database. Then copy over all your files except for the wp-config.php

    You might have to activate your plugins again and depending on what theme you are using you might have to sort your widgets but you should be ok to go.
     
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    jeanlance Senior Member

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    I tried to take SQL dump now when i tried to install the sql dump into the new database its saying cannot create a new database something

    [h=1]Error[/h]SQL query:
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    -- Database: `######(databasename)`
    --
    CREATE DATABASE #######(databasename)` DEFAULT CHARACTER SET latin1 COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci;


    MySQL said: [​IMG]
    #1044 - Access denied for user '###########(databaseusername)'@'%' to database '######(databasename)'

    what should i change in notepad or Dreamweaver with the sql dump can you explain
     
  6. dadragon

    dadragon Newbie

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    ok so from your control panel you went to manage mysql ? and from there you clicked on manage NOW?
    if so you should see your phpmyadmin. Click on the database your using under information_schema then click export on the right hand side. Export method should be QUICK and format should be SQL
    Click go and then you'll be prompted to save as...
    Make the changes to the SQL as above
    Install your new wordpress site
    Then click manage on your new database - again selecting the database name and click import
    Select the SQL file you edited and click GO
    Transfer all your old wordpress files replacing the new files via FTP all except for the wp-config.php file and that should work
    If you get any problems, you could click structure then below check all select with selected and change to empty then try importing again.
    I've just done this myself for a demo site that I have sent live on a different server.
     
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    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    I use wptwin. Just upload wordpress to your new server, clone your current site and deploy the clone on your new server. 5 minute job at the most.
     
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    try wptwin, i used it before and its working fine