There are many reasons you might want to copy, clone, or duplicate sites in a WordPress Multisite Network. This tutorial is a simple overview of how to copy, duplicate, or clone WordPress Multisites with the NS Cloner Pro which gives you incredible flexibility and power with just one click. This WordPress plugin is extremely helpful for creating templates to clone from, setting up quick test sites, making copies of existing sites, or developing a network of sites.
When you clone your WordPress site by pressing the clone button, the NS Cloner Pro automatically:
– Creates a new site in a subdomain or subdirectory (your preference)
– Clones the theme, plugin, settings, and users
– Clones specific content based on your choice and selection (widgets, posts, pages, pictures, videos, and attachments)
Even though we’ve made NS Cloner VERY easy to install, setup and use, sometimes it still helps to have a good “how to” to illustrate the process. Follow the steps below to ensure using NS Cloner Pro is a quick and easy way for cutting your development work down immensely.
Install NS Cloner and NS Cloner Pro and enter/activate your plugin license and email.
Navigate to your Network Dashboard and click “NS Cloner V3” in the menu and then select Cloning Mode (eg. Normal Clone).
Select the source site you want to clone. Enter new site title and subdirectory or subdomain name you want to copy to (make sure it’s more than 4 characters). Select the content you want to copy. Press the “Clone” button. Verify your cloning process was successful by reviewing the popup report. Test new site and compare it to the site your cloned.