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How to clone and create staging for a WordPress site using Softaculous?

Softaculous officially supports cloning and the staging for WordPress sites deployed through Softaculous. The best part of this feature is that you directly clone the whole website for a separate domain, or you can create a staging site to test out or work on the new updates before making it live on the production website. Let’s learn, How to clone and create staging for a WordPress site using Softaculous?


Clone WordPres Site Using Softaculous

As its name states, this is an option for WordPress websites to clone for further use on a different domain. You don’t need to copy the files or make the database changes manually. This works like a charm, just Clone & Deploy!

1. Log in to cPanel using Username Password. i.e; (https://yourdomain.com:2083 or https://yourdomain.com/cpanel)

2. Navigate to Software → WordPress Manager by Softaculous or Softaculous Apps Installer.

navigate to softaculous or wordpress manager

3. Here, you have an option CLONE, click on that.

click on clone softaculous wordpress manager

4. Select the new domain or mention the path for the installation.

installation details for wordpress clone

5. Finally, click on Clone Installation.

how to clone wordpress using softaculous app installer

You can manage the same WordPress from Softaculous WordPress Overview.


Stage WordPres Site Using Softaculous

1. Log in to cPanel using Username Password. i.e; (https://yourdomain.com:2083 or https://yourdomain.com/cpanel)

2. Navigate to Software → WordPress Manager by Softaculous or Softaculous Apps Installer.

navigate to softaculous or wordpress manager

3. Here, you have an option Staging, click on that.

click on staging wordpress manager softaculous

4. You can now deploy the staging site on a separate domain or have an independent directory for the same. To deploy on the domain, select the domain from the drop list, or to deploy on the separate directory, mention the directory path/name.

enter the staging domain or path in softaculous wordpress manager

5. Finally, click on the Create Staging.

how to create staging using wordpress manager by softaculous

6. Congratulations, the staging was created successfully

staging creation message

Conclusion

Softaculous has officially launched the built-in feature, which helps the developers and WordPress users to clone the websites on the different domains without much hustle and to create staging for the WordPress website to avoid direct deployment of testing parts on the website. This is the best yet the free alternative of WordPress Toolkit by cPanel, a commercial solution provided by the cPanel at additional cost.

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