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Possible to duplicate a "template" blog using multisite in 3.0 (8 posts)

  1. bfkouba
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would like to use wordpress as a cms to create sort of a network of websites that start out using sort of boiler plate content, plugins, etc. I would love to be able to create one site (blog) and then make a duplicate of it... sort of like using a template. Obviously this works well with themes, but I want all the default content, plugins, plugin settings, etc to copy. I imagine it like a "duplicate site" button in the super admin tab.

    Anyone know how I can do this? Much appreciated!

    Ben

  2. vectyr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I second this. It would be great to set up a 'template' with certain settings enabled and then just duplicate it. I think that would be so awesome, honestly.

  3. Cam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm totally with you guys on this. I am wanting to use wordpress to create a large content management system (300+ blogs) in a MU configuration and have them all set with the same settings (plugins, settings, posts/pages, etc.) It would be simpler to duplicate then modify, vs. starting from scratch each time and trying to remember all the individual settings.

    Any plugins that could help with this? Is there a feature request area we could request this in?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    ~CrazyCoolCam

  4. vectyr
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A possible solution would be someone who could add the appropriate code to an actual THEME so that the theme would change all those settings once activated.

    I haven't used him yet, but I know a WP plugin developer who says that he can easily do this. His site is here

    I think WP needs to have a way to make certain settings DEFAULT for all sites, but until then, good luck!

  5. lord_dev
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Anyone know if there has been any progress made on this? This idea would be so useful for my current project

  6. Cole Slaw
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been looking for this feature since WPMU, and this is what I've found.

    http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/new-blog-template (Premium)

    http://wordpress222.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/blog-templates-2-5/ - I've used it myself, but it's outdated now, but it might be a good start if you wanna pay someone to do this.

  7. valuser
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The WordPress plugins YD Network-wide Options (Yann Dubois) and New Blog Defaults (Deanna Schneider) might offer some help with this ????

  8. Cam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just found this post again after being away for a while. Currently I am using a paid plugin WP Replicator by Ron and/or Andrea. It does a simple duplication and was definitely worth the price. It copies all but two or three different things over but all plugin settings and things that I was looking for with duplicating was included. (I easily duplicated one template 200 times for the application I was using it for.)
    Hope this helps those who are interested, and this plugin is significantly cheaper than WPMUDEV's option.

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