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Using the Duplicator Plugin

Navigate to the admin screen. Go to Duplicator –> Packages.

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There are no packages.

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Create a new package.

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Download the Installer and Package by clicking the icons to the right.

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Use an FTP client or your web hosts file manager to put the installer and package in the directory where you want your wordpress install to go. In this case, I am creating a duplicate, development version of the site using a separate database and a subdomain.

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Finished Uploading:

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Navigate to the the installer file on the domain where you are doing the install. It will be something like www.subdomain.domain.com/installer.php. If you have the right path, you’ll see the Duplicator installer pane. Set your database User, Password, and Database Name here. Be careful. You could easily overwrite a database or dump website files that you want to keep if you get the settings wrong. If you are trying to overwrite a website, you’ll need to select Table Removal, which will clear the database before extracting the package.

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Click “Test Connection…” to find out if the installer finds and connects with your database.

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If everything is good, click Run Deployment. If your Deployment is successful, you’ll have the option to review the old and new URL/Path settings, create New Admin Accounts, and hand choose which tables to drop in the Advanced Settings. You probably don’t need to get into the Advanced Settings.

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If the install is successful, you’ll reach page three, which gives you several instructions. On the bottom, you can see errors, if any occurred.

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Be sure to eliminate the files associated with the Duplicator Duplication so that you can’t get hacked.

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Now, when you go to the directory, you should see your site!

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