We’ve done some testing using the Internationalisation module (by Daniel Berthereau, v3.4.11) and are considering using it as a way to have more than one version of a site while in-development before being put into production. I know this isn’t exactly the use-case it was designed for but it does seem to offer a fairly straightforward way of a duplicating a site, as well as offering fairly granular control over what’s to be copied. So far, I haven’t seen any downsides. The copied site appears to be completely independent of the original (see Duplicate a site or page); I can delete the source site if it’s no longer needed. However, I was curious if anyone else was using the module in this way and if there were any potential downsides we hadn’t considered or might not yet have encountered.
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