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NS Cloner - Site Copier

NS Cloner saves multisite admins and developers TONS of time by cloning existing sites to new sites in the same network within a few seconds.

  • Updated Kint library to resolve issues on some rare environments running OPCache and XCache

  • Updated PHP 7 compatibility to use proper global variable variable emulation

  • Fixed bug with search and replace preventing multiple replacements in rare cases where the search is different but the replace value is the same.

  • Added new feature to save default site template for re-use in cloning every time

  • Update to prevent kint classes from causing fatal error when autoloaded by another plugin or tool

  • Update to work around WP version changes that prevent site names with dashes in the wpmu_validate_blog_signup() check

  • Fixed issue with latest version of WP where a test validation site name containing only numbers is no longer valid

  • Small formatting fix to sidebar
  • Fixed php Notice: Undefined variable: query when WP_DEBUG is true under certain conditions
  • Updated README

  • Fixed mysql errors for unquoted numeric strings and empty values

  • Fixed INSERT logic bug that resulted in some rows not being copied
  • Fixed extra characters in sites cloned via quick clone link
  • Better javascript error reporting


  • Refactored MySQL INSERT commands to increase performance and resolve duplicate value issues with several plugins
  • Added better MySQL CONSTRAINT handling to fix compatibility issues with several plugins
  • Added fix for sites using the Wishlist Member plugin

  • Fixed title replacement bug

  • Fixed one-click cloning issue
  • Fixed a few bugs relating to upload paths and replacements

  • Added WP 4.1 compatibility status
  • Added additional error handling for systems that can't read external feeds for the sidebar

  • Added compatibility fix for CSS & Javascript Toolbox plugin

  • Adding compatibility fix for User Access Manager plugin
  • Removed site title find/replace functionality

  • Added support for new feature and setting in Content and Users Add-on to send notifications to new users

  • Added another condition on ensuring kintParser is not already loaded from somewhere else

  • Added condition to only load Kint (used for logging) if no other plugin already has

  • Fixed minor issue and removed [[ Notice: Undefined variable: default_db_creds ]] showing up with WP_DEBUG turned on
  • Corrected mismatched version between plugin and logs
  • Added basic, disabled feature for emailing new users with site login and password (not currently active - primarily preparation for a new Registration Templates Add-on feature and option)


  • Added one-click cloning from Manage Sites page
  • Added pre WP 3.7 compatibility
  • New search selector for source sites
  • Revamped logs for better utility/readability
  • Centralized ns_cloner_addon class for maintability

  • Fixed bug introduced in 3.0.3 affecting subdirectory mode


  • Added exception for subsite names to include dashes
  • Updates to support new Registration Templates add-on


  • Fixed conflicts with some other multisite plugins that were triggering validation errors when attempting a clone
  • Raised number of sites shown by default in "Select Source" dropdown from 100 to 1000 and made parameters for that query filterable


  • Fixed www vs. non-www issue on subdomain installs that were using www and generating sites like site.www.domain.com
  • Added robust new detection system for identifying WP version and uploads location even under abnormal edge cases
  • Added advanced validation and preemptive issue detection
  • Added robust system configuration and action logging to help with troubleshooting
  • Added All new Custom Add-on Architecture
  • Added All new hook-rich cloning pipeline for developers to extend
  • Added All new dynamic, responsive admin interface

  • Fixed several small bugs reported to support that impacted specific scenarios, configurations, and plugin combinations.

  • Fixed bug that was causing UTF-8 and DB character encoding issues in some environments. Primarily affected non-English sites.

  • Fixed critical bug that prevented user roles from getting cloned when cloning the ROOT site only

  • Fixed critical bug that was causing incompatibilities with some plugins that install their own tables to the database and in some cases the cloning operation was leaving a single custom table behind in the clone. This primarily affected Calendar plugins or other plugins where the table name began with higher letters (a, b, c) after the prefix like wp_a*, wp_b*, wp_c*

  • Added support for cloning the root site with ID 1 (YAY! PLEASE SEE STANDARD PRECAUTIONS AND NOTES ON DESCRIPTION PAGE)
  • Added support for WP Multisite when installed in a subdirectory rather than at the root of a domain (there were previously issues in this scenario)
  • Added validation to enforce lowercase and only allowed characters in the site name field
  • Added validation to enforce replacement rules that aren't always obvious (you don't want the old site name to be contained in the new site domain or the cloner's automated data replacement will corrupt your new clone's data)
  • Fixed permalink bug in subdirectory mode
  • Updated the way the status is returned after cloning to fix issues where the status exceeds URL length restrictions
  • [EXPERIMENTAL] Added support for the ThreeWP Broadcast plugin based on user contribution (thank you John @ propanestudio.com and Aamir!)
  • Many other small tweaks, updates, and fixes

  • Enhanced media file copy handling from

  • Added better media file copy handling in cases where themes or plugins alter wp_upload_dir() and it is returning bad paths

  • Fixed bug reported by Christian (Thank you!) where some upload file paths containing the same numbers as site IDs were getting mangled

  • Fixed 2.1.4 to make file copies compatible with the new uploads structure in native WP 3.5 installs
  • ANNOUNCING NS Cloner Pro is now Available HERE


  • Fixed bug in 2.1.3 that caused file copies to fail in some cases where the target folders already existed


  • Fixed bug in 2.1.2 that forced subdirectory mode


  • Added Auto-detect of Multisite mode and Subdirectory site support!
  • Added Automatic Copy of all media files in blogs.dir/##
  • Fixed some image loading fails in certain scenarios


  • First public release

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


4.8 out of 5 stars


1 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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