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Using a clone site for testing and development

Category: Wordpress

rick85251
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2017-02-25 5:49 pm EST

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I would like to know the recommended way to clone an existing Wordpress site to use for development and testing purposes.
Should I use cpanel to migrate files / folders to a new subdomain, or should I use Softaculous? I have used both methods and every time I seem to have problems when migrating back into production.
Softaculous seems easier to use but not sure if it is the recommended procedure.
I would like to keep my existing Wordpress site live while I test out a new theme, plugins, pictures, and structure. I prefer not to take it off line. Guidance on best practices are appreciated.
Thank you.

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Sorry for typo. I meant to say using a "clone site for testing and development".
rick85251
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2017-02-25 05:52 pm EST

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scott
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2017-02-27 3:36 pm EST
Hello rick85251,

Thank you for your question on creating a testing and development area for your WordPress site. We actually have an article for that very situation. Please check out our article entitled "Making a duplicate WordPress Site for Development and Testing" for specifics.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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