WordPress Toolkit/Copy WordPress

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Copy/Clone a website

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click WordPress in the menu on the right.
  2. Click the Clone button next to the name of the WordPress installation you want to clone.
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  3. Click new subdomain to select the destination where your WordPress site will be cloned.
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  4. Select one of the available options:
    • New subdomain - WordPress Toolkit suggests creating a new subdomain with the default staging prefix. You can use it or type in a desired subdomain prefix.
    • Existing domain or subdomain - use an existing domain or subdomain on the same or another subscription. Select the desired domain or subdomain from the list.
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    Note: Make sure that the domain or subdomain selected is not being used. During cloning, website data existing on the destination will be overwritten.
  5. During cloning, a database will be created for the WordPress installation being created. Click the automatically generated database name (for example, wordpress_9) to change it.
  6. When you are satisfied with the selected destination and the database name, click OK.
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  7. When the cloning is finished, the new clone will be displayed in the list of WordPress installations.

Sync WordPress Sites

With the Toolkit you can You can synchronize the content of one website with another WordPress site. This will allow you to maintain a staging version of a site and a production version. This is a common practice allowing you to make changes in staging and not affect the site your customers see. Once you are ready to make the changes in production you may want to synchronize your WordPress sites.

To synchronize your data

  1. Go to Websites & Domains and click WordPress in the menu on the right.
  2. Click the Sync button next to the name of the website you want to sync.
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  3. Under "Destination WordPress Installation", select the destination website.
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  4. Under “Select Content to be Copied”, select what you want to sync.
    • “Files Only” - synchronize only the website files, including the WordPress core files and the files related to themes and plugins.
    • “Database Only” - synchronizes only the database. You can select to import all, new, or selected database tables.
    • “Files and Database” - synchronizes both the website files and the database. You can choose to import all, new, or selected database tables by selecting the corresponding option.
  5. Click OK.
  6. The Toolkit suggests creating a restore point.
    Note: it is suggested to creating a restore point so you can roll back the changes if needed.
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  7. Click Start.
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