<span class="resolved" aria-label="Resolved" title="Topic is resolved."></span>Next steps for duplicating website?

Replies: 3

Hi! I would like to duplicate a website for the purpose of using it as as a template for a new, completely different website. Most of the use cases describe how to duplicate if you plan to delete the original, so I want to be sure I do this correctly for my particular use case. So far, I have installed a generic install of WordPress on the new domain in order to get access to the Dashboard. Now, when I duplicate the old website, should I choose to only copy the site files and NOT the database? Or will Duplicator automatically change all the references in the database when it imports the database from the backup of the original site? I have very limited experience with this, and I’m hoping someone can explain it to me step by step. I’m more of a front-end graphic designer, and anything to do with the databases is confusing to me, so if anyone can please help me understand this process in detail, I would be very grateful. Thank you so much, in advance!


This site will teach you how to build a WordPress website for beginners. We will cover everything from installing WordPress to adding pages, posts, and images to your site. You will learn how to customize your site with themes and plugins, as well as how to market your site online.

Buy WordPress Transfer