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Give your network a one-click staging option for quickly testing, copying and moving sites in Multisite. Cloner will move entire sites or let you select specific elements to replicate for faster behind-the-scenes design and development.

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Version 1.7.7

Changelog / Translations

Version 1.7.7
  • Fix: Warnings when copying tables
  • Fix: Fatal error when cloningn Revolution Slider tables
  • Updated WPMU DEV Dashboard notification
Version 1.7.7
  • Fix: Warnings when copying tables
  • Fix: Fatal error when cloningn Revolution Slider tables
  • Updated WPMU DEV Dashboard notification

Version 1.7.5
  • Fixed: Blog title was set empty when cloning a site.

Version 1.7.4
  • Fixed: A default user was always created even if Users option was unselected in Cloner Settings.

Version 1.7.3
  • Fixed: Deprecated notice in WP 4.6

Version 1.7.2
  • Fixed: BuddyPress warning
  • New: Ubermenu Integration

Version 1.7.1
  • Fixed: Wrong URLs when cloning sites in a subfolder installation
  • Improved Infinite SEO integartion

Version 1.7
  • WP 4.3 update.
  • Improved copying terms performance and refactored some parts of the code
  • Fixed: Terms were not copied with the same ID

Version 1.6.3
  • Enhancement: Added WooCommerce integration

Version 1.6.2
  • Fixed: Redirecting issue in subfolders installations

Version 1.6.1
  • New: Added Multi Domains Plugin integration
  • Fixed: Menus copier was not copying CSS classes

Version 1.6
  • Enhancement: Terms are now inserted trying to respect the source blog term ID
  • Enhancement: Added new hooks
  • Fixed: If "Update dates" parameter was passed to the posts copier, the dates were not being updated

Version 1.5.2
  • Fixed: Bug with Custom Sidebars Pro

Version 1.5.1
  • Fixed: Custom subelements in menus were not copying their URLs
  • Fixed: Menus were not keeping the order in some cases
  • Fixed: Autoblog integration bug
  • Fixed: issue with file extension in integration.php
  • Enhancement: Added new filter before inserting new post
  • Enhancement: Using list of modules instead of readdir to save resources

Version 1.5
  • Fixed: Settings>Reading options were not preserved.
  • Fixed: Images links were not replaced correctly in some cases.
  • Fixed: Privacy settings were not copied correctly.
  • Fixed: Header/Background adn context meta for attachments were not copied.
  • Enhanced: Widgets are now copied separate to avoid some cache issues.
  • Enhanced: SSL Verify parameter removed when copying images.
  • Enhanced: Better UI styles.
  • Enhanced: Added PHP 5.3 support.
  • Enhanced: Added more filters.

Version 1.4
  • New: New option to override or keep the cloned site name
  • New: New option to select the cloned site privacy
  • New: Ultimate Shortcodes Integration.
  • New: Custom Sidebars Pro integration.
  • Enhanced: Posts/Pages/CPTs and Attachments IDs are now preserved in the cloned site
  • Enhanced: Menus are now cloned one by one to avoid timeouts.
  • Minor bugs fixes

Version 1.3
  • Fixed: Warning when creating a new site.
  • Fixed: Issue in autocomplete for some sites setup.
  • Enhanced: Added Ultimate Shortcodes integration.
  • Enhanced: Added new hooks.
  • Enhanced: Attachments in destination blog are now deleted before cloning.
  • Enhanced: Attachments can now be cloned based only on URL instead of attachment IDs
  • Other minor bugfixes.

Version 1.2
  • Enhanced: UI revamped.
  • Enhanced: New "Copy Custom Post Types" option.
  • Enhanced: Main site is now available to copy.
  • Enhanced: Posts are now copy with any status.
  • Enhanced: Autocomplete in Cloner screen has been improved.
  • Enhanced: Better memory usage.
  • Enhanced: New hooks added.
  • Fixed: Blog status were not copied.
  • Fixed minor issues.

Version 1.1
  • Added BuddyPress integration

Version 1
  • First release
Smart one-click staging, testing, copying and moving for WordPress Multisite.
  • Copy and move sites on your network
  • Discourage indexing on cloned sites
  • One-click staging and deployment
  • Create new sites from a template
  • Create test environments
  • Clone select items

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.

Toggle “on” any of content you want to clone.

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.

It’s simple site replication integrated into Multisite.

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.

When your site is ready to go it’s easy to push it live.

Stress-free Testing

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.

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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

Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

Configuring the Settings

Once installed and network-activated, you’ll see a new menu item in your network admin: Settings > Cloner.

Cloner Settings - Network Admin

Click the Settings > Cloner sub-menu item to configure the settings.

Cloner - content types to copy

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.

Network admin Sites list

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.

Cloner - Sites list - clone option

You’ll now be taken to the Clone Site page where you have a few cloning options.

Cloner - Clone Site
1. Enter the name for a new site to create
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.

Cloner - setting up your new blog

Once the process is completed, you’ll automatically be taken to the cloned site’s dashboard.

That’s all there is to it!

Known Issues

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.

Cloner is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

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We guarantee that...

  • Cloner will work as advertised
  • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
  • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Cloner
  • Cloner is secure, always updated and well coded

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While you have 30 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.

Cloner Features

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
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