Is there an automated way to copy a WordPress site?

Andrei Tiut August 18, 2012

I need to copy (not move) a WP website to a new location. I have found some instructions on, but I was wondering if there is no easier (automated) way to do it. For example an import-export plugin?

  1. cypherinfo
    September 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hello, here is a faster and easier way to backup and restore your entire wordpress web site: simply install this plugin and follow the instructions here:
    I tried it and it worked fine.

    Thank you.

  2. Andrei
    August 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    @Alan I used your method and it seems to have worked.

    @muotechguy I am interested in using the structure as a template

  3. muotechguy
    August 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    WordPress comes with a built in import/export feature from the tools menu.

    However, I strongly advise against copying (not moving). Google will be able to easily identify copied content and will derank the site. Can I ask WHY you want to copy it instead of moving? I can't think of any situation in which that would apply.

  4. Irshaad Abdool
    August 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    use SurfOffline -but it will download the entire site-

    or use a backup software from the backend

    or backup(export) ur MySQL tables and reimport it to the 'new' site

  5. Alan Wade
    August 18, 2012 at 9:30 am