How do I clone a template site without having to remove and re-add the new clone into MainWP?

I have 3 Wordpress template sites that I use as a base/staging installation for new sites. Each time that I clone the template into a fresh installation of Wordpress, it makes me uninstall MainWP Child and reinstall and reconnect everything again on the new site. I suspect it’s copying the MainWP Child information and confusing the MainWP dashboard, but surely there’s a way around this? Thanks

Hi Nathan,

thanks for reaching out.
For the start, can you please tell me which cloning tool/method do you use?

Hi Bogdan

It’s the MainWP Clone Extension available on the MainWP marketplace.

Clone Extension - MainWP Documentation

Thanks

Hey Bogdan, just checking if you had any suggestions on this one as well? Thanks mate

Hi Nathan,

thank you for getting back to me.

This is pretty strange. After cloning sites with the MainWP Clone Extension, you should not be required to re-connect the site since the Clone Process should skip “connection” data.

Can you please post the community system report from your MainWP Dashboard for review? The report is located in your Dashboard under Status → Server, on the top right of the page.

Be sure to use the button like the one below; this button hides all your private information:

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Pressing the button auto-copies the report to your clipboard then just paste it in a reply here.

Hey Bogdan

Thanks for looking into this one for me. Here is the MainWP Community report as requested.


### Server Info                    Required                                               Detected                                     Status   ###

MainWP Dashboard                   
MainWP Dashboard Version           4.1.4.1                                                4.1.4.1                                      Pass        
MainWP Upload Directory            Writable                                               Writable                                     Pass        
MainWP Extensions                  
Advanced Uptime Monitor Extension  5.1.1                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Article Uploader Extension  4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Branding Extension          4.0.2.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Buddy Extension             4.0.1                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Clean and Lock Extension    4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Clone Extension             4.0.1                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Code Snippets Extension     4.0.1                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Favorites Extension         4.0.5                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Google Analytics Extension  4.0.3.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP iThemes Security Extension  4.0.4                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Maintenance Extension       4.0.2.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Page Speed Extension        4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Post Dripper Extension      4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Post Plus Extension         4.0.2.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Rocket Extension            4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Sucuri Extension            4.0.8.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP Team Control                4.0.1.1                                                API License Active                           Pass        
MainWP WordPress SEO Extension     4.0.1                                                  API License Active                           Pass        
WordPress                          
WordPress Version                  >=3.6                                                  5.6.2                                        Pass        
WordPress Memory Limit             >=64M                                                  40M                                          Warning     
MultiSite Disabled                 =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
FileSystem Method                  = direct                                               direct                                       Pass        
PHP                                
PHP Version                        >=5.6                                                  7.3.26                                       Pass        
PHP Safe Mode Disabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
PHP Max Execution Time             >=30 seconds                                           300                                          Pass        
PHP Max Input Time                 >=30 seconds                                           120                                          Pass        
PHP Memory Limit                   >=128M                                                 256M                                         Pass        
PCRE Backtracking Limit            >=10000                                                1000000                                      Pass        
PHP Upload Max Filesize            >=2M                                                   64M                                          Pass        
PHP Post Max Size                  >=2M                                                   64M                                          Pass        
SSL Extension Enabled              =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
SSL Warnings                       = empty                                                                                             Pass        
cURL Extension Enabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
cURL Timeout                       >=300 seconds                                          60                                           Warning     
cURL Version                       >=7.18.1                                               7.71.0                                       Pass        
cURL SSL Version                   >=OpenSSL/0.9.8l                                       OpenSSL/1.1.1d                               Pass        
PHP Allow URL fopen                YES                                                    
PHP Exif Support                   YES ( V7.3.)                                           
PHP IPTC Support                   YES                                                    
PHP XML Support                    YES                                                    
PHP Disabled Functions             No functions disabled.                                 
PHP Loaded Extensions              Core, PDO, Phar, Reflection, SPL, SimpleXML, Zend OPcache, bcmath, bz2, calendar, ctype, curl, date, dom, enchant, exif, fileinfo, filter, ftp, gd, gettext, gmp, hash, iconv, imap, intl, ionCube Loader, json, libxml, litespeed, mbstring, mcrypt, mysqli, mysqlnd, openssl, pcntl, pcre, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, posix, pspell, readline, session, shmop, soap, sockets, sqlite3, standard, sysvmsg, sysvsem, sysvshm, tidy, timezonedb, tokenizer, uploadprogress, wddx, xml, xmlreader, xmlrpc, xmlwriter, xsl, zip, zlib
MySQL                              
MySQL Version                      >=5.0                                                  10.3.28-MariaDB                              Pass        
MySQL Mode                         NOT SET                                                
MySQL Client Encoding              utf8mb4                                                
Server Info                        
Server Software                    LiteSpeed                                              
Operating System                   Linux                                                  
Architecture                       64		 bit                                               
Server Protocol                    HTTP/1.1                                               
HTTPS                              ON                                                     
Server self connect                Response Test O.K.                                     
User Agent                         Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.182 Safari/537.36 Edg/88.0.705.81
Gateway Interface                                                                         
Memory Usage                       17.97 MB                                               
Request Time                       1614637886                                             
Accept Content                     text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
Accept-Charset Content             N/A                                                    
MainWP Settings                    
Number Of Child Sites              9                                                      
Use WP-Cron                        Yes                                                    
Optimize for Shared Hosting or Big NetworksNo                                                     
Automatic Daily Update             Install trusted updates                                
Abandoned Plugins/Themes Tolerance 365                                                    
Maximum number of posts to return                                                         
Maximum number of pages to return                                                         
Primary Backup System              Default MainWP Backups                                 
Maximum simultaneous requests      4                                                      
Minimum delay between requests     200                                                    
Maximum simultaneous requests per ip1                                                      
Minimum delay between requests to the same ip1000                                                   
Maximum simultaneous sync requests                                                        
Minimum simultaneous install/update requests                                                       
Active Plugins                     
All 404 Redirect  to Homepage      1.20                                                   Active                                       
iThemes Security Pro               6.8.3                                                  Active                                       
MainWP Dashboard                   4.1.4.1                                                Active                                       
Peter's Login Redirect             2.9.7                                                  Active                                       
SEOPress                           4.4.0.6                                                Active                                       
User Role Editor                   4.58.3                                                 Active                                       
WPBakery Page Builder              6.6.0                                                  Active                                       
WP Mail SMTP                       2.6.0                                                  Active                                       
Yoast SEO                          15.9                                                   Active                                       

Hi Nathan,

thanks for getting back to me.

Report looks good to me.

Would you mind opening a private Help Desk ticket so we can collect some additional information & investigate further?