Every time I create a new domain and wordpress site I go thru he same ritual of installation.
Download load about 30 base plugins, couple of themes and then go thru configuring all of this over and over.
I know about wpmudev tools for "cloning" a template site in a multisite. But as far as I can tell that stops there in that 1 multisite.
I don't know what would be the best way to create the 2nd multisite core with 30 plugins configured.
It takes me to long to do anything with shell scripts. I did use "make files". In another CMS we had a "make file" which had an entry for every module and version and settings. That really got out of hand trying to keep that updated and correct. Looking at a long file was almost like looking thru a database.
Today I spun up another server in the cloud, created a new domain site, installed wordpress, installed wpmudev plugins and all my goto plugins and themes. Takes a lot of checking and rechecking to get it configured.
I used to play chess with a few friends. We got so tired of the first 10 moves that we just set the board up already 10 moves into the game. We played from that "cloned" board.
The cloning concept is really what I would like to know how to do.
Do you know of a simple yet dependable way to create the 2nd, 3rd etc multisite on any server and domain from a model / template multisite? Not talking about a network of multisites.