Wordpress - Clone plugins (with settings) to new WP install


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Is there a way to clone a Wordpress website but keep all the plugin settings etc for a completely new website?

I've turned Wordpress into a cms with the help of some plugins and some of my own tweaks. I want to roll this out as the cms I use for every website I create so therefore don't want to have to install all the plugins each time and adjust their settings.

I don't want to copy the content of the site just the plugins.

It's not as simple as ftp'ing all the files down then up to some new hosting space.

How can I go about cloning the website?

Would wordpress multisite work for this? I know it does sub domains etc but can I use multisite over several different domains?