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I am so in love with WP Academy right now! (2 posts)

  1. sunrader
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    Posted 11 months ago #

    This is absolutely amazing! Saved me hours of work. I think it must be important to use it for its intended purpose - small site cloning and backup (preferably on the same host?). I installed and customized over several hours a WP site for a client, installing a number of addons to a theme (tedious), etc. before the client went it to add content. I could then clone this initial set up to another domain (same server on hostgator) in minutes. Only one surprise during my first use that I did not anticipate, though it's completely predictable, of course: it didn't occur to me that I would have to log in to the new site with the old site's login. Since I have LastPass logging in automatically, there was a few minutes of confusion while I disabled LastPass, got the login for the old site, then had to go in and change the user from the old site's info to one appropriate for the new client. WPClone saved a great deal of tedious labor installing all the necessary addons. Additionally, I wasn't sure if it would, but it also kept the unactivated themes that were already installed on the new site that were not installed on the old one, which I consider a plus. I heart WPAcademy so hard!

  2. sunrader
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I want to add something else I discovered:

    On some sites, my wp-content folder is protected by htaccess. On these sites, after backing up, the URL will not copy and, if this happens, some people may think the plugin doesn't work. It works fine to just move the file into a folder you can access. Alternatively, you could remove the protection on the folder but that's more work.

    Also, someone mentioned that Jetpack broke this plugin but I don't find that to be true, so perhaps that's been fixed.

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