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Streamlining a WP install...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by th3pwn4grer, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. th3pwn4grer

    th3pwn4grer Newbie

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    Is there any way of installing a preconfigured wp blog onto a new server without having to manually configuring my plugins each and every time?
     
  2. trapmuzik

    trapmuzik Junior Member

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    well since many plugins that have to be configured store their config in the options table of wordpress my only guess would be you would need to take an existing options table and add it to the database of your new blog. I think they have a plugin for this called wp cloner which might make it easier. Not sure if wp cloner works with the current version of wp
     
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  3. blackhaze

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    i asked that question already 1000x times....

    However, yes there MIGHT be a way just transferring SQL tables to a blog....but i never tried this. But it should work, assuming that after install all configuration is actually made in the SQL database.

    i once tried wp-cloner, didnt work.
     
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  4. rawasch

    rawasch Junior Member

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    There is the possibility to edit the installation files before uploading and installing WP. This way you can for example...

    - delete or edit the default post/comment/page/links placed on a fresh WP installation
    - choose another default template
    - choose plugins activated by default (couldn't figure this one out yet, unfortunatelly)

    .. as well as some other stuff, which definatelly makes installing a large number of autoblogs easier. If there is interest I could write a guide about this sometimes...
     
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  5. SleepieGirl

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    i recently paid to have a plugin read from a text file stored on a remote server instead of reading from the database.

    maybe you should look into that.

    i update the text file and all my autoblog settings are updated.
     
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  6. th3pwn4grer

    th3pwn4grer Newbie

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I am going to look into all of the aforementioned options and see if I can't reduce my setup time. So far, it takes me 2 hours to setup 1 blog to the way I want it.
     
  7. cchance

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    one thing that might help, theirs a plugin installer plugin that you basically just list the names of the plugins and she finds and installs all of them, might save you some time though i forget the name unfortunately.
     
  8. MontyzPython

    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    Moving Wordpress is really not as hard as you might think.

    We just did it about a month ago when Monty's Mega Marketing moved to Blippitt.com.

    Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it WITHOUT having to mess with your MySQL databases, etc:

    http://www.blippitt.com/moving-your-wordpress-site-to-a-new-domain-name
     
  9. john14809

    john14809 Junior Member

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    I talked to someone a week ago who is using the current version of wp and he is using wp auto installer and wp cloner to significantly streamline the process.
     
  10. john14809

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    The above post I made above is confusing because there are a bunch of tools with similar names. I'm talking about wp auto installer and cloner coming from mass automation.
     
  11. chrismccoy

    chrismccoy Newbie

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    i use wp cloner it works fine
     
  12. john14809

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    Do you use it in conjunction with wp auto installer?
     
  13. shaundunne

    shaundunne Registered Member

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    I usually just use unix shell commands to copy the plugin folders - dump the sql db to a .sql file- re-up them into a new db, drop the post data - which keeps all the plugin configuration - hey presto! Takes me about 10 minutes to completly clone a blog with about 3 CLI commands.
     
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    got a link for that? also are you the chris from toronto?
     
  15. sharonrocks

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    WPManger DX may do the trick. Search and yu may find!
     
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  16. Grotesque

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    Autoblogged is the way to go. FTW!
     
  17. john14809

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    I appreciate the suggestion sharon. About a week ago I was playing around with wpmanager dx and it does streamline the process. However the difference I see with wpmanager and the tools from mass automation, is with mass automation you can customize the plugins so you do not have to change them when creating a new site. So wpmanager dx makes it faster and the mass automation tools make it even faster.