UpdraftPlus is pleased to announce the revolutionary new “temporary clone” service is now live.
The Updraft Clone service allows you to create a cloned test site directly from UpdraftPlus settings in seconds.
Want to see how your site looks with updates such as upgrades, new themes and plugins, or a new layout and content or PHP version before it goes live? With Updraft Clone it’s never been so quick to create a temporary sandbox for changes you want to try.
It really is as simple as copy and paste for your WordPress site.
Unlike our Migrator feature, there’s no need to worry about hosting or installation of WordPress or plugins – it’s a cloud hosted service. You simply select your preferred versions of WordPress we take care of the rest.
This leaves you more time to test your site and, well, whatever you like!
Once you’re done, just throw away the clone. You can always create a new clone in seconds when you need it again…
Find out more here.
PS – Best of all, we’ve included free clone credits for all Premium customers so you can try the service free of charge right now. Just update to the latest version of UpdraftPlus, go to the ‘Migration / Clone’ tab in the settings page and select the UpdraftClone option.
Do you prevent from sending e-mails? My clients are often confused when staging sites send those.
Yes, it does. The main reason we did that was to prevent spammers having a use-and-drop facility available to them. You can still install a suitable plugin (e.g. WP Mail Logging) to see, in the WP admin dashboard, what *would* have been sent.
Does this work with Multisite?
Good question – the answer is not yet, but watch this space. It’s still possible to carry out a normal clone (with a third party host) with Migrator using these instructions: https://updraftplus.com/faqs/how-do-i-migrate-to-a-new-site-location/
Currently there’re free and other premium cheap options available to do this in the same hosting.
The idea is good but prices could be lower.
Yes, certainly site cloning is not a world exclusive to us. We hope, though, that we’re adding value, by (among other things) putting more power in your hands so that you are not locked into a particular hosting company or platform, even if your existing hosting already does have this facility. And of course, lots of developers have to work on whatever hosting their client chose and are constrained by that; UpdraftClone can offer them a standard experience wherever they are forced to work.
Have a premium account and not getting any free clone credits.
I’ve logged into your account and I can see the two tokens there that we’ve gifted to everyone who purchased UpdraftPlus Premium in the last 50 weeks (except some people who bought Business/Enterprise/Agency shortly before UpdraftClone’s launch – they got more). Where are you looking? (https://snag.gy/f9S6tg.jpg)
Could this be used effectively as a staging site, ie test and edit on the clone and then easy push BACK into production?
Hi. Yes it can, but you would need the Migrator addon to push back to the original site. Thanks