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How to "clone" a site easily, with all the same custom settings (2 posts)

  1. joeyjamz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey guys

    I create wordpress websites for local businesses.

    All of them are using the Twenty Eleven theme with Sidebar, and then I just create a custom header and custom content/videos for each site. But the layout and structure of the site is exactly the same for all my clients.

    My problem is, every time I create a new one, I have to pay my web design guy $40 to make customizations to the theme. There are about 10 things I change including:

    Removing header text
    Changing links in the footer
    Removing the text above posts that says "posted by admin... etc"
    Putting the page links in the top navigation menu in a certain order

    And there are a few more, but my design guy usually just edits the code and makes those changes for me.

    I'm trying to find a way that I can easily just duplicate a wordpress site with all of it's custom settings and changes. That way I can avoid having to pay him $40 for every site I make.

    I've seen plugins like WP Clone, but whenever I've tried to use them I always get confused and I fear messing up the website that I'm trying to clone.

    Does anyone have a simple, easy way to duplicate sites like that and keep all those custom changes? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Joe

  2. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is an article with the steps I use to migrate (or copy) a site: http://wordpress.mcdspot.com/2012/08/22/migrating-a-wordpress-site-step-by-step/

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