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You can build a clone of just about any website using WordPress. The question, though, is how much work are you willing to put into it? Since you're already asking for tips/tricks and plug-ins, I'm guessing you want to make a quick clone that requires little to no additional development time. That said, here are the basic features of Groupon that you'll ...


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Using WordPress as a CMS (content management system), this would be relatively straight-forward. Just remember, straight-forward does not mean "easy" ... Custom Post Types One of the newest and best features of WordPress is custom post types. Rather than using a traditional post or page, I would make two kinds of custom post types - one for questions and ...


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Built in! WordPress comes with feature for this: »MU« or Multisite or Network. You can read more about it in Codex. Summed up The most important part is a single line in your wp-config.php file: define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); Then you have to decide whether you want to use sub domains or sub directories. One thing you've to be aware off: Not ...


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There is extensive question/answers for moving from development to produciton in general Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production? However for your specific question best plugin that I know is commercial BackupBuddy. It packs whole site (including WP itself) and can restore it to different URL.


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http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/ I tried duplicator and it worked out great. A 25min process condensed down into 5mins, really simple to use and has now worked several times for several sites, great plugin!!


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In this years Google Summer Of Code at WordPress, there is a project called WordPress Move. The WordPress team is working with the student on developing this new function (now as a plugin, maybe someday in core code). It appears to work already, but it is still in development. Check out the posts tagged with 'wordpress move' on the WordPress GSoC 2011 blog, ...


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It is not recommended to make a simple search&replace in the dump file when moving to another host, because of the presence of serialized data in some database fields (usually options fields of core and plugins). I would recommend to use one of the following migration plugins/scripts to handle the data conversion when moving Wordpress: Wordpress Move ...


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You must change the parameters to connect to the database in the file wp-config.php in the root folder of your Wordpress installation, or create the same user/password and database name for the database that you have created locally with WAMP. Note: You may have to change the blog_url and every url in the dump that refers to images/css in the posts , if you ...


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One great challenge that i can think of is creating that your import export system dynamic in a way that if you add another option here and there in your updates that you won't have to go back to the export function and update it to export the new options as well, basically what I'm trying to say is have it automatically export all of your plugins options. ...


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Here's 1 way to fix this. Add below inside Site2 wp-config.php: define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://Site2'); define('WP_HOME', 'http://Site2'); Once logged in, go to Settings > General and change WordPress address (URL), Site address (URL) to Site2. Then delete those 2 lines that you add inside wp-config.php.


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You can use the export feature to export the posts. Go to Tools>Export and choose WordPress. You will be prompted to add a plug-in at when you import it into the other sites. Just click install plug-in at the screen that pops up. You can then upload the XML file that you generated by exporting the original posts. At import you will have the option to import ...


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Have a look at Duplicator: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/ It seems to do what you are asking for. Otherwise you could make a backup of all the files on your server to your computer as well as a backup of the database and do a batch replace in your favorite text editor of the old url to the new url and then change the database login ...


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If it's a new domain, it's pretty simple: Install WordPress on the NEW domain Copy wp-content/themes and wp-content/plugin from the OLD domain to the NEW domain (using FTP) Activate the Theme on the NEW domain Activate Plugins on the NEW domain Delete generic content (hello world post, about page, etc.) from the NEW domain Export all content from the OLD ...



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