Chargify makes it easy to run many sites/businesses in one account. There are several reasons you might do this, and we just made it a lot easier to make new sites. Here are some use cases:
- Cloning simplifies moving from test phase to production. Say you have a development site in Chargify with 50 products, a handful of product families, taxes - well, you get the picture; lots of configuration. Eventually everything is correctly set up and tested. You don't have to go through all of that work again to set up a production site - just clone the dev site!
- You have a set of products that belong to one brand, and you want to sell to another market under a different brand. Clone the site and change only what you need.
- You have a set of products that you wish to sell in another currency. Clone the whole site then just change the currency.
Site cloning is a great way to speed site creation and reduce errors when migrating. It also lets you keep your existing test site for future testing and debug.
How do I use it?
Just click the 'Clone' link on the site tile as shown below:
Then choose your cloning options:
The name field is the new name of the site that you want to create, and the subdomain field is the Chargify subdomain you wish to use (it must be unique to Chargify).
Using the toggles, you can choose which parts of the configuration to copy from the existing site to the new site. That configuration includes: Products, Components, Coupons, Custom Fields, Taxes, and Settings.
Subscriptions will not be copied over to the new clone. If need be, you may export the Subscriptions from your existing site and import them to the cloned version.