After 7 months of development, WP Dolly Pro, a WordPress copy/cloner plugin has been released.
After being really disappointed with the cloners on the market, I decided to create my own. But traveling that path looking for a cloner that was simple and easy to use, was not easy to find, I discovered that there are many so-called cloners available, but most were just difficult to use, especially when they claimed “one click” simplicity.
The popular cloners require too many steps to get the job done. They want you to…
- upload a settings PHP file to your server
- then call that file through your browser (ex: http://mysite.com/settingsfile.php)
- create the clone and download to your computer
- then upload that “clone” and another clone PHP file to the server where you want the clone
- and then call the file through your browser, just to complete the cloning process.
Plus, in most cases, you need a fresh install of WordPress on the target server, before you can even start cloning. When I saw this, I thought about how people new to the internet(newbies) would handle this. The answer is that they would have great difficulty in getting the job done.
The cloners that are on the market today, are just PHP scripts and are not WordPress plugins. I have developed a WordPress plugin that will clone a site in under a minute(depending on the size of the website). Just upload the plugin to your admin area, activate it, then add the target site’s server login details and click “Clone”, it is as simple as that. No uploading, downloading files, or calling PHP scripts through your browser, just add the server details and click “Clone”. WP Dolly Pro does not require WordPress to be installed on the target server, it does that for you!!
But that’s not all that WP Dolly Pro can do. WP Dolly Pro can also complete full backups of your website and/or database backups, to your computer, your server and to Dropbox® AND it can also restore a website that has been hacked or just broken through the users mistake, with the same simplicity as the copy/cloner function.
I am really pleased at how WP Dolly Pro has evolved. It is simple, yet effective and accurate. Simplicity is the key to anything, and that is what I have achieved with WP Dolly Pro. Have a look at the video below and discover just how easy and fast it is to clone a website with WP Dolly Pro, a WordPress copy/cloner plugin.
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