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Recommendations on Duplicating (almost) my blogs and moving from .com to .info

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by StopWhiningAlready, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. StopWhiningAlready

    StopWhiningAlready Registered Member

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    I'm looking for recommendations on the best way to duplicate and migrate my existing sites so that the original site will continue to function as a .com while the new site can function as a .info. the only difference between the two is that one will not have a specific plugin installed, which essentially serves to cookie-stuff and redirect to Amazon.

    I installed this on about 50 autoblogs that had been reasonably productive driving traffic to eBay, to the tune of about $300/month. Then I decided to install this plugin and use some desktop software to push additional content to see if I could get more out of the blogs pushing traffic to amazon. It appears to have worked and has even made several of the formerly unproductive blogs productive again. The downside is that my traffic to ebay died completely, so the net gain is nil. The way the plugin functions makes it impossible for me to monetize for both eBay and Amazon on the same blog, hence the rationale behind making a .info duplicate.

    That said, is there a way to basically backup blog A on domain.com and then restore it to domain.info? I'd prefer to do it this way because it's a lot easier to just remove the plugin from existing blogs than it would be to install it and configure it all of the new blogs from scratch.

    I've heard that I can use backup buddy or wptwin for this, but it's never clear whether there's any additoinal configuration to be done with the HTAccess files or anything. With 50 blogs to do this to, I'd like to make it as seemless as possible.

    Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    You can make a full site backup in cpanel (it should be reasonably clear what to do from the cpanel menu). If you then contact your host of the .info address they can restore this backup for your without a problem.
     
  3. StopWhiningAlready

    StopWhiningAlready Registered Member

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    if it's seriously that easy, that will be awesome. It never occurred to me that it would be as simple as that. Thank you.