Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin


With over 10 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 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:

  • Scheduled backups
  • Cloud Storage to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3 and FTP/SFTP
  • 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

  • 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


    Excellent! Problems with Wordfence plugin though. Read!

    I successfully managed to migrate my site with this amazing tool. The process though wasn't totally flawless, because of problems with the Wordfence plugin I had installed in the original host. After running the installer.php an going through all the steps, I got an error as I tried to do the first login: Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/[path]/wordfence-waf.php' To solve this I edited the following lines inside php.ini file, replacing the wrong path: ; Wordfence WAF auto_prepend_file = '/[path]/wordfence-waf.php' ; END Wordfence WAF

    The easiest plugin

    I've been using for some years and it is the best (IMO) in its category. Actually, i'm plannig to buy the Pro version

    Excellent plugin. Did the job flawlessly.

    Kudos to the developers and everyone who supports this plugin. I was able to move an active site from one host to another with better performance in about an hour. It was very easy to use, and so far, the resulting site performs much better on the new host.

    Amazing tool, Extremely Useful

    My only complaint tho, is the huge resource usage when installer.php is unzipping the files in the server, there MUST be an option to reduce the speed of the unzipping

    Excelente / Imprescindible

    Uso Duplicator desde la versión 2.0.7 y en cada actualización ha mejorado. Sol falló una vez y fue por mi culpa. Perdón por no haber valorado antes I use Duplicator since version 2.0.7 and in each update has improved. It only failed once and it was my fault. Sorry for not having rated so far
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