Top 10 Resources: Cloning WordPress Sites

Cloning a WordPress site refers to moving or copying the site to a different domain, server, backup site, or hosting. Several plugins are available to ensure a simpler and safer duplication or migration of the site. Below we present top resources that explain how to duplicate or migrate your WordPress site in different scenarios, and refer to several plugins designed for WordPress site cloning or migration.

Copying a Live WordPress Site to a Localhost

Today we have a step-by-step walkthrough on how to move a live WordPress website to a local host. This way you can run WordPress offline.

The Best Plugins to Copy, Clone, or Duplicate a WordPress Site

There are many reasons why you might find yourself cloning a WordPress website. You could be moving from local development to production server or vice-versa; you might be setting up a testing environment or staging server online. In this post, we’ll look at a handful of the best plugins that make cloning your WordPress site faster, easier, and much more convenient.

How to Create a WordPress Staging Site for All Your WordPress Testing Needs

This article will take you through how to create a staging site so that you can test changes to your WordPress site before going live. We will look at the various options available to you and show you how to select the best one.

How to Duplicate or Clone a WordPress Site to Another Location

If you read my previous post about how to transfer WordPress site from one server to another, then you are somewhat familiar with the method of manual transfer, so to call it. Now it is time to learn the easier and much faster method of doing this transfer of WordPress site, or its backup - to be precise. For this purpose, we will use the XCloner plugin.

3 of the Best Free WordPress Site Migration Plugins

There may be several reasons that you might need to move a WordPress site from one host to another. Sometimes you may want to migrate a site between localhost and web servers, other times you may do it to simply change your web host. Today, I will tell you about 3 of the most popular free WordPress site migration plugins that you can use to move your site between hosts.

How to Clone a WordPress Site Manually in 5 Easy Steps

In this detailed tutorial, I’ll be providing all the details to duplicate a website very easily.

Step-By-Step Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Website to a New Host

Moving your website to a new host can be a daunting and stressful experience, but it doesn't need to be. Many people are faced with the need to move to a new host because of problems with their current provider and have just had enough. Let’s run through the steps required to move your WordPress website to a new host.

How to Migrate Your WordPress Site to a Different Domain Name

Wondering how to migrate your WordPress site to a different domain name? This tutorial will walk through the process of moving a WordPress site from one server or domain name to a new server or domain name without having to leave your WordPress dashboard.

Extracting a Subsite From Multisite to Create a New Single Site Install

Follow the steps below to convert a WordPress Multisite subsite into a standalone WordPress website.

Cloning a WordPress Website for a Sandbox, Upgrade or Overhaul

We created a quick and dirty script which accomplishes all of the tasks of cloning the database and files, and then updating the contents of the database to the new location. This post describes the scenario and provides our script.


You don’t need one of these tools if you’re migrating to Pantheon, migrations are built into our platform! Learn more or get started now. 

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