This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



This plugin allows you to copy a plugin and (TODO:) theme to a test/sandbox WordPress (local for now) installation.

This plugin is intended to be used by developers/designers who need a quick way to copy their plugins and themes to another (clean) copy of WordPress so they can test their work.

Note: In future versions of the plugin it will support activation and deactivation of the deployed plugin/theme. Currently, target plugin’s code is copied (from the current WordPress installation assuming that that’s the development environment) to a target WordPress test/sandbox site. The plugin must be activated on the target WordPress test/sandbox site.

Why is the plugin needed?

When developers and designs work they work on one instalation they may not necessarily catch some glitches. That’s why it is important to test the work on a fresh installation and also on a WordPress installation that has many plugins.



You need to go to Ditto > Deploy > Select the plugin that you want to deploy and then Parent Target Directory of a local WordPress installation. The plugin will be copied in the sub-folder of the Parent Target Directory.

In the next releases the plugin will be able to deploy a theme to a test location as well as to a remote location such as


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  • Plugin's dashboard page
  • Plugin's deploy page


Automatic Install

Please go to WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New Plugin > Search for: ditto and then press install

Manual Installation

  1. Upload into to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

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  • Added code to remember the last used data.
  • Tested WP 4.1
  • Added themes to be copied as well + updated uninstall to delete the new setting variable.
  • Improved data sanitization


  • Initial Release