Cloner will copy any WordPress site on your Multisite network and move it to any URL on the same network with a click.
Making design changes, adding a new line of code or tweaking your theme on a live site is risky business. Just activating the wrong plugin can break your site.
Cloner lets you manage and move sites across your network with ease for stress-free editing.
Migrate, Stage, Backup
Cloner makes light work of site migration, backups and safe staging and deployment.
Use default settings and copy your entire site or select only the elements you want to transfer. Perfect for managing live sites.
Simple and Convenient
Cloner combines sophisticated duplicate and move functions with simple setup and use. The ‘clone’ option integrates with the ‘sites’ action menu for convenient access.
Navigate to ‘All Sites’, hover and click–it really is that easy.
The Perfect Match–for You
Click the ‘Clone Site’ button and watch as cloner makes quick work of building a replica. Port users, posts, custom post types, pages, comments, terms, menus, attachments and settings for a perfect match, or quickly toggle what content to duplicate for a custom clone.
Work behind the scenes and remove the stress associated with developing and designing on a live site.
Stage your site at a private location on your network, make changes to the staged site, then use Cloner to push your changes live.
Pro Sites Awesomeness
If you run your own hosting service powered by Pro Sites your clients will love Cloner. Give your network a competitive edge with simple internal site migration and staging.
Offer high traffic sites a test environment – plus save time moving sites.
To Get Started
Configuring the Settings
Once installed and network-activated, you’ll see a new menu item in your network admin: Settings > Cloner.
Click the Settings > Cloner sub-menu item to configure the settings.
Select all the items you’d like to be copied with the clone process and click the Save Changes button.
Next, click on the Sites menu item to go to the sites list in your network admin.
Locate a sub-site in the list that you’d like to copy, hover your mouse over the site’s name and click Clone to clone the site.
You’ll now be taken to the Clone Site page where you have a few cloning options.
2. Or enter the name of site to replace
3. Click the Clone Site button
Create a new site lets you create a new site that will be a duplicate of the selected site.
Replace existing site lets you overwrite an existing site with a copy of the selected site. Begin entering the name of an existing site and an auto-complete list of sites will show, from which you can select one.
Press the Clone Site button to commence the cloning process. If you’ve selected to replace an existing site, you’ll see a confirmation page asking if you want to proceed. Press the Continue button to proceed.
Once the clone process is started, you’ll see a status page notifying you of the progress.
Once the process is completed, you’ll automatically be taken to the cloned site’s dashboard.
That’s all there is to it!
Post IDs will change when cloning a site. This can be especially important if you are using shortcodes (or other code) in your posts or pages that reference post IDs. Such code will need to be updated manually on cloned sites.
We hope you enjoy using Cloner and that it makes management of your Multisite much easier!
If you have trouble with any aspect of configuration or usage or have a cool feature suggestion to make, please head on over to the community forums where support staff and other helpful members are waiting to lend a hand.
A smart staging and backup solution.
- Copy and move sites to any location on your network
- One-click staging
- Develop and design from a safe test environment
- Quickly create sites from templates
- Keep backup copies of important sites
- Site overwrite–for deploying changes
- Give clones unique names
- Clone only select items
- Choose if cloned sites should discourage search engine indexing
- Seamless interface integration with Multisite core
- Built for high performance–built to manage the entire CampusPress network