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  • Curious if this is even possible. I have a lot of clients who are not tech savvy at all. I’m wondering if it would be possible to create a custom installation package for them that would do a few things:
    -Install and activate a theme
    -Install demo content including pages, posts and widgets
    -Install, activate and set basic settings for plugins

    I know I could explain how to do this with multiple uploads, setting screens, etc, but that is beyond the grasp of some clients. Is it even possible to set something like this up? Any tips on getting started if so?

    Many thanks.

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    You could set up a site and use a plugin like “duplicator” to make a backup.

    Then for you clients, explain how to do the 5 minute install, install duplicator, and restore to a different domain.

    Dion

    (@diondesigns)

    If you’re comfortable with PHP and writing MySQL queries, you can edit the wp-admin/install.php file to make it do what you want during the installation process. Keep in mind that if a future WordPress version updates the wp-admin/install.php file, you must update your edited file as well.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    Do not do what @diondesigns suggests. It is NEVER a good idea to edit core files.

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