Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin


With over 20 million downloads Duplicator successfully gives WordPress users the ability to migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another and also serves as a simple backup utility. Duplicator handles serialized and base64 serialized replacements. Standard WordPress migration and WordPress backups are easily handled by this plugin as are zero downtime migrations.

For complete details visit snapcreek.com.

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Duplicator is the most powerful migrator available. It enables you to:

  • Move, migrate or clone a WordPress site between domains or hosts with zero downtime
  • Pull down a live site to localhost for development
  • Transfer a WordPress site from one host to another
  • Manually back up a WordPress site or parts of a site
  • Duplicate a live site to a staging area or vice versa
  • Bundle up an entire WordPress site for easy reuse or distribution
  • Perform a full WordPress migration without struggling with messy import/export SQL scripts

Migrate WordPress and Run WordPress Backups

Duplicator creates a package that bundles all the site’s plugins, themes, content, database, and WordPress files into a simple zip file called a package. This package can then be used to easily migrate a WordPress site to any location you wish. Move on the same server, across servers, and pretty much any location a WordPress site can be hosted. WordPress is not required for installation since the package contains all site files.

Improve Your Workflow with Pre-Bundled Sites

Duplicator lets you make your own preconfigured sites to eliminate rework. Instead of manually configuring your favourite theme, set of plugins or content over and over, now just configure a single site and bundle it up into a Duplicator package. Once you have the bundled site, you can migrate the WordPress site over and over to different locations to instantly create many preconfigured sites!

Duplicator Pro

Duplicator Pro takes Duplicator to the next level with features you’ll really appreciate, such as:

  • Drag and Drop installs – just drag an archive to the destination site!
  • Scheduled backups
  • Cloud Storage to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3 and FTP/SFTP
  • A special 2-step streamlined installer mode for mega-fast installs
  • Recovery Points added for very fast emergency site restores
  • Support for Managed hosts such as WordPress.com, WPEngine, GoDaddy Managed, and more
  • Multi-threaded to support larger websites & databases
  • Migrate an entire multisite WordPress network in one shot
  • Install a multisite subsite as a new standalone website
  • Database and user creation in the installer with cPanel API
  • Connect to cPanel directly from installer
  • Email notifications
  • Professional support
  • … and much more!

Check out Duplicator Pro today!

Please Note

The underlying logic to back up WordPress, move WordPress and transfer WordPress is complex and it’s impossible to know how each system is set up; this is why your feedback is important to us. Thanks for helping us to make WordPress the best blogging platform in the world.


This plugin does require some technical knowledge. If you plan to migrate WordPress or back up WordPress, please use it at your own risk and don’t forget to back up your files and databases beforehand. If you need to move or back up WordPress and would like additional help, please visit the Duplicator resources section .

Active Contributors

  • Prashant Baldha (Development)
  • Andrea Leoni (Development)
  • Paal Joachim Romdahl (Training)
  • Hans-M. Herbrand (German)
  • Nicolas Richer (French)
  • Screenshots

    • Main Interface for all Packages
    • Create Package Step 1
    • Create Package Step 2
    • Build Process
    • Installer Screen


    Does Duplicator have a knowledgebase or FAQ?

    Yes. Please see all documents at snapcreek.com.

    Installation Instructions

    1. Upload duplicator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
    2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
    3. Click on the Duplicator link from the main menu
    4. Check out the help by clicking the help icon and create your first package.

    The Duplicator requires PHP 5.3 or higher.

    Are there any videos I can watch?

    Yes. Please see the video section on the FAQ.

    Is this plugin compatible with WordPress multisite (MU)?

    Duplicator isn’t, however Duplicator Pro, which supports full multisite network migrations/back ups and also can install a multisite subsite as a standalone site.

    Where can I get more help and support for this plugin?

    Visit the Duplicator support section at snapcreek.com


    23 January 2021
    I had to transfer a bilingual site for a customer, inexplicably another (paid) plugin crashed in the middle of the upload ... I tried Duplicator (free!) And fixed everything in minutes. Really perfect!
    22 January 2021
    I duplicated one wordpress site in one Google Cloud Platform account to a totally different GCP account. Major issue, like having to start from absolute scratch with a new domain. So cost me money as well as 2 days trying to solve. Once duplicated on the new site, the old site url was there. I spent days deleting GCP Project, creating new projects and the old url had just hijacked the new domain. To say I was literally screaming at my PC is an understatement. I would advise take a little longer on wp all export. Export users, posts, products etc. Would have saved me days. If you must try a migratrion plugin then look elsewhere. Is like a squatter, once in it won't go away!
    21 January 2021
    It is easy to use. It is safe to use. It just works. It makes moving wordpress sites ashamingly easy.


    21 January 2021
    Super plugin, hat bestens funktioniert. Ich habe noch nie so einfach einen komplexen Umzug vom lokalen Webserver auf einen Webserver vorgenommen. Dabei auch gleich die https Umstellung. Klasse, dann noch kostenlos.
    20 January 2021
    Cette extension m'a permis de migrer facilement mon site construit en local vers o2switch, mon hébergeur. Elle permet en outre, dans sa version gratuite, de faire des sauvegardes. Que du bonheur. Moi qui ne suis pas du genre à installer des tonnes d'extensions sur WP, je la recommande : elle fait partie, à mon sens, des incontournables.
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