Cloning the website? Take a backup!!

Its human’s tendency to prepare for the worst while taking forward a new step and this ideology is quite promising!! This explains it all about taking a backup before cloning the website. Backing up the data will save individuals and websites from disruptive digital disorders. For such disasters not to happen with us, it is extremely important to take a backup. Before learning how to take a backup, lets first understand what are the necessities to go for a website cloning?

Cloning a website is not an easy task as it involves, physical, mental and financial toil in it! These three factors may affect an individual who is cloning the website and there is always place for a human error.
Be ready while cloning the website

Why do you have to clone a website?

  • Cloning a website is not an easy task as it involves, physical, mental and financial toil in it! These three factors may affect an individual who is cloning the website and there is always a place for a human error.
  • Too much of load or an erroneous code write up or a technical outage may compel the server to breakdown. If the server breaks down, a website’s data may be lost forever.
  • If the admin of a website plans to get modifications done on the site, there is a higher probability that related professionals get access to the site and lack of understanding may lead to data loss. 

Any site owner who foresees this kind of happenings would want to get their sites backed up before going for any modification as foresight holds good anywhere.

What does it involve in taking a backup?

Data professionals suggest two crucial criteria to be met for a backup.

  • Data to be stored in more than one location
  • It should be created in regular interval

How to back up a website?

1.Plugins do the job: Are you surprised? They really do! You might be wondering about the plugins that create a backup for websites but there are people who created such amazing plugins Ex: Updraft Plus, BackWPup, BackupWordPress are classic examples of such plugins. Just download and install them on the site and they work for you.

2.Your host can back up your website: Web hosts also facilitate their clients with backup services. Depending on the host, you may be privileged with a couple of backup tools such as A2 Hosting…Get to the control panel or the settings page of your host to find the available backup tools.

3. Place your website on cloud manually: This may intimidate you but it is not as complex as you think it to be. Get straight access to your web server irrespective of whether it is through a hosting account file manager or an FTP. Illustrated videos will help perform this task.

A website is no less than an asset and safeguarding it is extremely crucial to stay at peace of mind. Ensure a website back up before any of the above-listed scenarios where you have to clone your website while keeping it protected.

How to duplicate WordPress post?

If we analyze why WordPress has become so popular among the web designing masses, the instant answer would be its ‘’ease of use’’. The number of web designers that emerged like mushrooms in the past decade can prove this statement. Apart from its user-friendliness, WordPress offers innumerable plugins to simplify users’ jobs. The more the angles in web-making, the higher the concepts of plugins are. This article’s intention is to put light on one of the amazing plugins that have been simplifying the mere user’s work. Let us know about the plugin ‘’Duplicate Post’’ to duplicate WordPress post.

Duplicate WordPress post

This plugin is used to duplicate or clone a particular post in WordPress sites. First of all, let us understand why do we need to duplicate a post. Let us suppose a user formats his WordPress page to appear in a particular way. The same format may be required in creating a new post. Though the concept is same, the user may have to invest his time over and again. If the user has created a model post and repeats the same post every time with different content in it, it would be a smart idea. Copying the formatted page is no big task, however, if someone can instantly do the job for you, that definitely reduces the toil. And that someone is ‘’Duplicate Post’’. Let’s know how to duplicate a post or page with the help of the plugin.

Duplicating or copying or cloning a page:

  • Download the plugin Duplicate Post
  • Install in on your site
  • Select posts à All Posts à Hover on ‘’Post’’
  • Clone and New Draft options appear
  • To duplicate a post, click on ‘’Clone’’
  • A newly copied page would appear with the same title
  • Just delete the content and fill in it with new content

You can add a prefix or suffix to the title of the duplicated post to understand that it is the cloned post.

Google may charge you for Plagiarism if the content is not removed:

Though duplicating posts has become considerably easy with this plugin, google may penalize if the user forgets to delete the copied content in the new post as the search engines may find it duplicate. Ensure that the content is deleted.

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