Move or copy a WordPress site to another server or to another domain name, move to/from local server hosting, and backup sites.
I recently found this, and it is BY FAR one of my favorite plugins. Big claims up-front, perfect delivery in action.
I have used this on heavy, complex custom sites, and it works. No fiddling with databases, no 40min x 2 ftp-transfers with the wp-content-folder. (12k files in ftp download, AND upload)
This plugin... Just set up WordPress, install plugin -> Import duplicate. Everything. Just. Works.
For developers and niche marketers: You can make your own "WordPress site template" with your favorite plugins,settings and themes. - Then duplicate the entire setup whenever you want to make a new site, all in 10 minutes.
My biggest concern now is installing older versions of WordPress on sites I want to duplicate to ensure compatibility.
This is my first review ever, and it is well deserved for the developer. I'm saving hours every week using this plugin. Thank you.
under 5 minutes
I just found this. What a time saver. I can copy a wordpress install onto my test server and make all the changes I want without killing a working site.
Finally a simple to use cloning tool that actually works... Great job guys.
We run training courses for WordPress at Web Training Solutions, in Ipswich UK. For every attendee we copy across a "starter" website using WP Clone, a brilliant tool that saves so much time, all the themes and plugins, and website settings setup and ready to roll.
An excellent plugin.
I use to clone and is fantastic
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I was waiting for the catch, there was none. This allowed me to move my site to a different domain in less than 10 seconds, I only had one link not carry over, but it was simply wordpress magic!
Having spent the best part of a full day and trying a number of utilities for migrating WP from MAMP on my Mac to my webserver, including the manual approach, it was with much joy that I finally tried WP Clone. Wish I'd found it first-up as this is going to be a regular task for me in the future and I need a quick and easy solution.
All-up it took probably 10 mins to finish the actual migrate NOT COUNTING ftp time ( 30 mins for 185 mb, plus 5 mins while WP Clone did its work on my live web host server.) 10 mins included installing WP clone in both local and remote WP installs. Note - I did have a current existing WP installation on my web server and WP Clone just over-wrote than with my development site from my local Mac
As a long-time Joomla user I consider Akeeba Back-up a required plugin for Joomla to both back-up and transfer sites. WP-clone, though differing in a number of respects deserves a similar status as an Industry standard from my first and only experience of using it - probably actually easier to use than Akeeba.
The main competitor for this WP functionality requires you to have the zip utility enabled on your local php installation, which is not the default for MAMP ( so you have to get into the php.ini file and add in the zip utility - a bit of a pain). WP Clone uses in-built WP zip functionality so you dont have to worry about that.
It would be nice of course if the developers included an auto-back-up facility like with Akeeba but hey this is free and all it takes is a little discipline to always back-up after editing your live site.
If you are looking for a way to migrate form a local dev environment to live this is perfect - just remember to load the local back-up inro the root of your live site and give the correct URL to the live install of WP and away you go.
Of course, WP Clone will transfer from one live server to another and can do this with no down time apparently - even easier than from your local machine as you dont need to ftp the zip file up - just paste in the url from the transferring site.
THANK YOU WP Academy!
Great timesaver - only issue I had was trying to restore across servers, copying the backup across and then restoring on the new server worked a treat so no big deal.
Thank you so very much, WP Academy, for developing this plugin. It has rescued me from the dreaded process of moving a site from a test server to a new server (that did NOT yet have the domain name pointing to it, making the whole WP install even HARDER to get working on the new server!) I was able to get the plugin installed on both new & old installs, and the transfer completed in under 10 minutes, affording me lots of precious free time on a lazy Black Friday that I expected to waste getting this site moved. This plugin will be my first choice for all of my impending site moves, and my strong recommendation to every WP developer I know.
Have a Happy Black Friday! I know I will.
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