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  • #12017
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Hi,
    I’ve built a site in wordpress and would like to build a new site (different domain) using exactly the same layout – what’s the easiest ways of doing this?
    Thanks,
    Isabelle

    #12019
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Isabelle,

    What theme are you using?

    Jamie

    #12038
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Hi Jamie,
    I’m using Canvas
    Isabelle

    #12058
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Isabelle,

    Yes you can do this with Canvas :)

    In your WordPress dashboard click on Canvas. Now under Canvas menu on the left you will see Backup Settings. Click on this. Now you can download your Canvas settings into a file. Then you can reupload this file to your new website (with Canvas) and bingo your design will be duplicated.

    Let me know how you go,

    Jamie

    #12076
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Thanks Jamie.
    I’ll get back to you when I’ve had a go.
    Isabelle

    #12323
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Hi Jamie,
    Just to let you know – this seems to have worked pretty seamlessly… thanks!

    #12324
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Great :)

    j

    #13202
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Hi Jamie,

    I’ve got the same situation again.
    However this time the website already exists as a wordpress site (not canvas).
    I need to rebuild the website (using the same layout as per previous query and also in canvas as previous ones).
    The old site needs to stay live until the new site is ready.
    What’s the best way of going about this? Up until now I’ve been building using the domain name http://www.domainname/welcome.org and then doing a redirect to http://www.domainname.org, when it’s ready.
    But will this work in this case?

    Help much appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Isabelle

    #13209
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Isabelle,

    In my view the easiest way to do this is to install a new WordPress website and build that site on the temporary url that comes with it. I’ll be doing a tutorial on this, this weekend :)

    Jamie

    #13217
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    ooohhh – something that I can register for – an online tutorial?

    #13218
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Yep an online tutorial :)

    #13222
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 2Isabelle
    Participant

    Great. Does that mean I’ll be able to watch the tutorial this weekend (is so when?) or just that you’re putting it together this weekend?
    thanks.

    #13223
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Yes putting it together this weekend – all being well it will be out early next week :)

    #13279
    making an identical version of my wordpress site 3Jamie Marsland
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