While working in the industry at some point in time you might have encountered a situation where you might have felt to clone a WordPress website. Well, whatever your reasons may be whether you need to move to a more safer environment, test new features for your website or maybe you are thinking to move to a new host server cloning can be a tough task if you don’t know the right way. Well, there can be ‘n’ number of reasons for you to clone a WordPress website, however, the question is how to get the best clone scrips for your website?

Yes, things would go a lot smoother if you just hire a professional developer to take care of clone script for you, other than that you can do it yourself with our simple trick and tips to Clone a WordPress Site in 7 Easy Steps. So, just check them out.

Cloning Using The Duplicator Plugin

This plugin is a very powerful WordPress migration and backup plugin that is very useful, effective and easy to use. This plugin can be used both by an expert professional and a beginner alike that is why we are going to use the duplicator plugin to create our cloning script. 

So, the first step would be to download and activate the Duplicator plugin. If you are familiar with WordPress then you would easily be able to this WordPress plugin. Also, the plugin is easy to use and can be used without customizing with WordPress. 

Creating A Backup Using Duplicator 

Duplicator is a convenient plugin that allows you to clone your WordPress website by creating a backup file. Then you can simply extract that backup file at any location you want. 

Follow the simple steps to create a backup file-

    • Visit Duplicator Plugin and Click Create New 

   • Then in the Duplicator wizard check the settings like storage location, name, etc and click continue. 

That’s all now the duplicator will go through your website to check, if your site to ready is cloned. If the plugin encounters any kind of error you will be informed, if not then there you would have a backup for your website with all the templates, layout, images and other files with as a downloadable file. 

Download The Backup 

After you successfully run the duplicator script, you would be able to download an archive file containing all your images, templates and other files and an installation script. 

You can simply get your downloadable script by clicking the ‘ One-Click Download’, to download the above two files.  

Upload To A New Location 

Now since you have the very core you need to clone your WordPress website, you can simply upload to a new location whether it be a localhost server on your computer or a live website. 

If you want to upload a localhost machine then simply copy and paste the archive and installation script to the htdocs subfolder. This way you will simply upload your website to a local server however if you want to upload to a live site then you would have to upload these two files on the live server inside using the FTP client to the root directory. Be careful while uploading the files or else it can cause an error. 

Running The Upload Files 

Now you completed almost 90 percent of the process, and since all files place, you can check your website by running the duplicator installation script. If everything goes well your website will be live on a new host server in no time at all. You can do it by visiting your new uploaded website through a browser with a URL extension of installer.php. The rest of the process is automated by the installer script.  

Test Your Site 

Now all you need to do is test your website for everything and from different browsers and devices. 

Deleting Trash 

During the process a lot of temporary files are generated, which are better taken off now, to avoid future problems. 

   About The Author

Code Wilson is a Marketing Manager at AIS Technolabs which is Web design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow by Best Clone Scripts Services. I would love to share thoughts on Social Media Marketing Services and Game Design Development etc.

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