I am not getting the big picture here. If I want to clone a site which I have done, and apply all the settings, conversions, rebuild the widgets etc. for the new theme. Now I get the site all like I want it, but the LIVE site has changed, ie: Added posts and pages. How would I go about pushing the TEST site to the live site? If I create a backup of the clone, I can make it live if the live site has changed right? thoughts? I did see the migrate to new server post but am still confused. I am using BLOGVAULT to create a backup.
Will I need to apply the changes to the CLONED site at a time that I am not making changes to the live site?
What theme is the live site using ? Are you working out the upgrade from weaver II to weaver Xtreme using a cloned site?
If so, the cloned site is mostly allowing you to figure out the Xtreme settings and what other tweaks are necessary during the conversion, but overall, you would need to follow / redo the whole conversion process on the Live site after having practiced it on the cloned site.
This of course depends on what was involved in the conversion. The settings part you can download from the cloned site and then load them on the Live site after switching it to Xtreme, but the conversion of pages and shortcodes would have to be redone on the live site.