Cloning your site for Managed WordPress


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  • Applies to: WordPress Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Account Center access

Overview

Clone your site is a tool used to create a new site, based on the theme and plugins from an existing site on your Managed WordPress hosting. This can be helpful if you are thinking of starting a new site based on the style of a site you already have. The following guide will show you how to use this function in your Media Temple account.

NOTE:
Cloning your site only copies your theme, plugins, and some settings. If you wish to transfer additional data (posts, media, etc). you will want to conduct a migration. For information on how to perform a migration, feel free to click here.

Instructions

  1. Log into your Media Temple account.
  2. Click on the blue Admin button associated to your WordPress hosting.

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  3. Hover your cursor over the desired site. Then click Manage Site.

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  4. On the left-side menu, click Developer Tools.

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  5. Click CLONE SITE.

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  6. You may need to wait some time for the cloning process to complete. The timing can vary depending on the complexity of the original WordPress site.

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  7. Upon completion, you can view the cloned site online and log into the wp-admin dashboard.
  8. As mentioned prior, themes, plugins, and some settings will be cloned, but other data such as posts, media, etc will not be present.

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