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How to Clone a site / WordPress install with Softaculous Print

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This guide will help you with how to Clone an installation. You can clone an installation to test the upgrades or the changes before applying them to the main installation.

NOTE: If you have your site already installed manually. You will have to import it to Softaculous. Here is the guide How_to_Import_an_Installation

We will be taking an example of a WordPress installation. We will clone the installation to a subdirectory clone.

1: Log in to Panel

- Go to your panel (e.g. cPanel’s URL will be and log in with your details.
- There click on the Softaculous Icon or Link.
- The Softaculous Enduser Panel will be displayed.
- Go to all installations page.

all installations

2: Choose the installation you want to clone

- Click on the Clone icon next to the installation you wish to clone.

clone installation

- The Clone page will appear with the current installation details and a form to fill in the details for the cloned installation.

3: Fill in the Clone Installation Details

- Fill in the clone installation details i.e. Choose a domain, Directory, Database name, etc
- Click on the Clone Installation button and this should do the trick. The time taken may vary in accordance with the size of your installation, So please be patient.
- That’s it !! You can now use this cloned installation to test the updates or any other changes you may want to test.

NOTES: You will receive the clone installation details via email (if the emails are enabled). The admin/user account login details will be the same as the source installation.

fill in clone details

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