If you manage a WordPress multisite network where you, as the admin, set up each site individually, there’s a new plugin that should save you quite a bit of time. NS Cloner – Site Copier gives multisite admins the ability to easily clone individual sites in your network within a matter of seconds.
The plugin, created by the folks at NeverSettle, is billed as “the easiest, fastest, and most user-friendly way you will ever create fully configured sites on your multisite networks.” It takes any existing site on your WordPress multisite network and clones it into a new site. The new site is an exact copy of the theme, theme settings, plugins, plugin configurations, content, images, videos and site settings.
So simple, a monkey could use it!
Despite how powerful it is, this WordPress multisite plugin is not complicated to use. As you can see from the settings page, it includes a dropdown for you to select the site to clone and then a field for the new site name and title.
Please be advised that the Site Copier plugin is currently only compatible with subdomain networks. However, the developer is in the process of adding support for subfolder-based networks. Also, because this plugin works with your database, you’ll want to make a backup before trying it out on a production site.
If you’re a developer who uses multisite to organize your clients’ websites, the Site Copier can save you time in configuring new websites. If you have a standard set of plugins, widget settings, theme settings, etc that you regularly implement, you can create a template that you can use over and over again, instead of manually configuring each site. It’s also useful for setting up design and development testing sites with multiple versions.
Can you believe that the Site Copier plugin is free? Download it from the WordPress plugin repository.