Support » Plugin: Duplicator » Duplicate single site from a multisite installation

  • Resolved Daniele_Berba

    (@daniele_berba)


    Hi,

    I have a local multisite installation and wish to duplicate only one of the ‘subsites’ to a live server. I.e. the root URL is [local_inst] and the subsites are siteX.[local_inst] where X = 1 .. N. Let’s say I wish to duplicate only site4.[local_inst] to [live_server]/test4, not the whole multisite.

    Is such a thing possible? If yes, what’s the proper procedure?

    So far I did the following. In site4.[local_inst] I created a package using Developer Version of Duplicator (as advised in another thread), uploaded to ‘test4’ subfolder of the ‘public_html’ on live server and ran installer.php. Steps 1 and 2 completed (almost) successfully, afaict. However, in step 3 (Test) some of the four final steps (Resave Permalinks, Test Entire Site) link to [live_server]/test4. But, when I click, I’m redirected to [local_inst]. Btw, there are no reported deploy/update errors or warnings.

    My hypothesis is that this happens because when the installer runs, it rewrites instances of site4.[local_inst] to [live_server]/test4, however, [local_inst] is left unmodified. I tried to locate any mention of [local_inst] in all the php files and the only one I found is in ‘wp-config.php’:
    define( ‘DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’, [local_inst]);
    I tried to a) comment it out and b) rewrite to:
    define( ‘DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’, [live_server]/test4);
    but in both cases to no avail.
    I guess it is still somewhere in the database…?

    Any advice would be very appreciated. Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

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  • Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey Daniele,

    The plugin currently is not setup to work with MU at this point. Just single WP installs. In future versions we home to have MU support…

    Cheers~

    OK, thanks for letting me know. At least I know I needn’t try and that the problem is not on my side.
    Duplicator is very useful as it is anyway. Though, I think, it would be really cool if this was possible in the future. One could have a single multisite installation for all projects and/or to try out different designs etc. and then deploy only the desired sites to, in principle, different live sites.

    Cheers

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey Daniele,

    If you want to try the plugin again on your MU site and then track all the items that still need to be updated/fixed that the plugin did not catch, then I can program them in pretty easily.

    I would need a specific set of every change you had to manually configure in a bullet-ed list. Naming the table and most likely the wp-config.php constants you had to change to get things working. If you want to submit that information to me via the help ticket system I could probably integrate the changes in relatively quick, and have a developer version available for you to test on…

    Thxs

    This plugin has worked extremely well on single sites for me. If it ever is going to support Multisite aswell, then it will be an absolute killer…

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey Paddelboot,

    I agree! 🙂 If you know anyone who can do some legwork and put together the necessary touch-points I mentioned above then I can program in the changes…

    Thxs

    Are we talking about cloning a whole Multisite network or a single site within a network? I think both should be possible, and each would be very helpful.

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Probably one step at a time, a full MU iste first of course… Let me know if you find anyone to help with the points I mention above.

    Cheers~

    I have some waiting time in my projects and therefore I could help you with this – I really need the Multisite clone feature.

    Some questions:

    – Following the previous posts and as a first step, a Multisite clone is wanted. What would be your suggestion on how to start? As mentioned, I could try to clone a site within my network and try to get it running, listing all the changes I had to make to files/db. But then we would essentially have a site clone within a network, not the whole network.

    Regards,

    Paddelboot

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    To be honest I’m not 100% sure what the MU audience wants. If you provide me with all the changes you had to manually tweak to get your system working again after using the plugin, then I can work through the code to add the items, since I’m not an MU user that might be the best approach…

    I don’t know either what other people want, but I know what I want – being able to clone my local Multisite network onto my live server, and vice versa.

    I sent you a Google docs yesterday where I wrote down the changes. I hope it’s useful.

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Excellent! I plan to start doing some work next month so I’ll touch base with you through email…

    Cheers~

    Just thought I would chime in that it would be awesome to have it work with multisite networks. I recently tried it so I’m happy to see this thread that it wasn’t just my own technical problem.

    This is one of the best plugins ever! Worked like a charm on my sites that weren’t multisite networks.

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    Hey Eslucky,

    MU is on the table hopefully we will have a basic version in the next few releases…

    Thxs

    Cory, that’s excellent news!

    Apart from [single] -> [single] (what is available now),
    and [multi] -> [multi] (what, as I understand, you plan now),
    I think it would be very useful, in the future, to implement also:
    [single within multi] -> [single] (what was my question in the initial post in this thread).
    Unfortunately, I don’t have the expertise to do the “legwork” to help with this.

    Btw, this plugin is so essential that I even wonder why something similar isn’t included in wp by default.

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle

    (@corylamleorg)

    I hope to have the code base on git-hub in by 2014 to let other developers contribute. So if you know of any good WordPress plugin developers please be sure to send them to the repository once its setup…

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