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Is there any smart way to set a site (blog) as a master, which settings are replicated to the rest of the sites in the network?

There are plugins like this one: YD Network-wide WPML that attempt to accomplish this, but they don't support all settings.

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Can you be more specific about what types of "settings" you're referring to? –  Otto Sep 16 '11 at 16:02
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There are two options I'm aware of, and neither are free:

http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/new-blog-template

http://wpebooks.com/replicator/

I haven't actually tried either of them yet, so can't recommend one over the other.

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replicator works fine for me - just create a site with all pages / plugin settings / menu's / ... - and everything is perfectly copied to the new site. well worth it's 35$. –  ptriek Dec 2 '11 at 10:53
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there is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/default-blog-options/ too.. but its not working for custom post type or taxonomies..

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Brian Fegter Aug 27 '12 at 20:52
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With this plugin it's possible to duplicate everything from a site of the network to a new one. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-cloned-sites-for-wpmu-batch/

I use it like this:

  • configure one or more template sites (settings, plugins, theme, menus, widgets)
  • archive them
  • when a new site is needed, activate the template and clone
  • archive template
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Yet another option to consider: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/blog-copier/

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