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Wordpress clone tool suggestions

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SupaMonkey, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I hate to install WP and all the plugins/themes I use each time I setup a new site. Short of doing it all or manually copying the files and altering the domain name references - isnt there some tool out there that just lets me enter the new domain name and ftp details and makes a clone of my WP site?! :confused:

    TIA!
     
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    Search for
    on bhw. It is best solution for you.
     
  3. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Wouldn't trust this kind of tool.
    Copy a folder for the plugins/themes via ftp, it takes 2 secs.
     
  4. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

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    I would not really trust any automated solutions really (although I sell that MRR product on one of my websites)

    Simply get a backup of your WP folder and SQL database.
    Open up the SQL database with something like Notepad++ (not the Notepad of Windows)
    Search & replace your old wordpress installation domain with your new one.
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      Like http://www.youroldwpdomain.com to http://www.yournewwpdomain.com
    Upload the WP folder to new site
    Make a new mySQL database and import the changed SQL file.
    Open up wp-config.php and edit the database and user settings.
    That's all...
     
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  5. SupaMonkey

    SupaMonkey Regular Member

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    Thanks guys
     
  6. imeem

    imeem Newbie

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    Thanks so much people. :)
     
  7. Redbear

    Redbear Newbie

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    BUT..
    what if I wanted to grab someone else's
    great looking wordpress to redesign as my own ?
     
  8. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    That isn't guaranteed to work. The problem is that WP uses a lot of serialized arrays. If the length of the domain name changes, then the arrays will break.
     
  9. jimmysessions

    jimmysessions Newbie

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    this is true, what i usually do is simple, just add these to your wp-config.php file:
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    define('WP_HOME', 'h**p://YourFullURLHere'); // no trailing slash
    define('WP_SITEURL', 'h**p://YourFullURLHere');  // no trailing slash
    Wordpress will use these values instead of looking for them in the DB, however this is not full proof because poor plugin developers my store a url in the DB for one reason or another, instead of using the wordpress global var
     
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    jimmysessions Newbie

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    A while back I developed a plugin that backs up an entire site to the rackspace cloud, then at anytime you could pull done a rebuild/clone script for that site and all you had to do was simply put one file on your new server, file out a form with the new db, url info and the plugin would pull down the backup form rackspace and rebuild your site with the new vars. The ideas was that you could have a template site running (with no content) that was always being updated then just clone off that. Let me know if anyone is interested in this and I will resurrect it