Hope somebody will be able to help... :)
I have created a master WP install --- complete with plugins, options set up, etc., which I would now like to emulate on my other sites (I'm switching to WP).
The standard way would be to install the default WP package, upload all plugins, activate them, set up options, etc., etc...
However, the BIG problem with this is that if you have lots of sites, lots of plugins, and lots of customized options, it would take forever to do.
Is it possible to create a custom installation .zip that already comes with:
a) pre-loaded plugins --- should be easy to do: simply put the plugins into the wp-content/plugins folder.
b) pre-defined options
b)1. WP --- I understand WP stores most/all of the options in a separate MySQL table that it creates during installation. How do I "tell" WP which custom values to set up when creating this table?
b)2. Plugins --- I figure this would have to be set up for each plugin separately by modifying the actual plugin files, correct?
Thanks in advance for your help!