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Clone WordPress using Softaculous – cPanel

Learn How to Clone WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel. The cloning is useful if you want to make a development or staging website you’ve built live or wish to duplicate or move a website to a new domain. You can clone an installation to test the upgrades or the changes before applying it to the main installation.


Video tutorial -Clone WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial -Clone WordPress using Softaculous in cPanel

  1. Softaculous Apps Installer

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Software section and click the Softaculous Apps Installer link.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  2. Softaculous dashboard

    Click the Installations purple button.
    or
    Click the third icon Installations in the top Task Bar.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  3. Script Installations

    Click the Clone Second Icon next to the chosen WordPress installation.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  4. Cloning WordPress

    Clone Installation Details
    Choose domain – choose the domain/subdomain where you want to clone the Installation
    Directory – enter the name or leave empty
    Database name – Type the new name or leave it as it is
    Site Settings
    – Disable Search Engine Visibility – probably best to check this option If you are only using clone for testing
    – Site Name
    – optional

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  5. Click the Clone Installation button.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  6. Cloning process running

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  7. Congratulations

    You will see the success message as shown in the screenshot below when the installation is completed.
    Access the WordPress admin panel and/or WordPress site.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

  8. WordPress Clone admin panel

    You can now start working on your website.

    Extilum cPanel - Softaculous Apps Installer - clone

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