Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin


With over 15 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 backup 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 favorite 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 web sites & 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 backup WordPress, move WordPress and transfer WordPress are complex and it’s impossible to know how each system is setup; 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 backup 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 backup 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 knowledge base 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 supports full multisite network migrations/backups 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


    November 17, 2019
    I help friends and family manage personal blogs (12 in total) and this is my go-to plugin for backing up and moving a site! Easy to use and never fails me! LOVE IT.
    November 14, 2019
    Nachdem die wichtigste Funktion beim All-in-One WP Migration Plugin nun kostenpflichtig wurde, war ich auf der Suche nach einem Ersatz. Nach langem ausprobieren und suchen bin ich bei Duplicator hängen geblieben. Duplicator hat über 15 Millionen Downloads und über 2000 positive Bewertungen und ich dachte, warum nicht auch einfach mal ausprobieren Am Anfang war ich eher skeptisch, da es doch etwas komplizierter aussah, als bei meinem vorherigen Plugin aber das war wirklich unbegründet! Das Sichern meiner Seite mit der Backup Funktion geht wirklich sehr schnell und auch das wiederherstellen mit dem eigenen installer ist super! Weiß man mal nicht weiter, erklärt die Anleitung die einzelnen Schritte sehr gut. Man braucht WordPress auch nicht mehr vorher zu installieren, es geht alles über die installer.php Datei. Auch die Datenbank wird gleich mit gesichert. Optional kann man auch nur die Datenbank sichern. Wenn man z.B. die Website auf eine neue Domain umziehen lassen will, ändert Duplicator alle wichtigen Links aber ich würde trotzdem nochmal ein search and replace Plugin drüber laufen lassen. Hier die kurzen Schritte, die macht braucht, wenn man z.B. die Website auf einen neuen Server umziehen lassen will: 1. Duplicator installieren und Archiv erstellen 2. Archiv und installer herunterladen 3. Beiden auf den neuen Server hochladen 4. installer.php ausführen und die Schritte befolgen. Das war's auch schon! Als Tipp oder Anmerkung: bei meinem alten Hoster hatte ich das Problem, dass das erstellen des Archives bei 59 Prozent abbrach und nicht weiter ging. Nach einem Wechsel des Hosters ist jetzt alles in Ordnung und funktioniert reibungslos!
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