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 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:

  • 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 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


    February 27, 2021
    This is the best plugin for making backups of site, and for making copy&paste existing site to a new domain name. Everything is so simple and as it should be - all you do is download plugin, click on button to create copy, install two files for full site (+database) backup, - for restore to new domain or server you just download these two files to the new folder, enter page yoursitename.com/installer.php add new database details. That is it, no more no less - the shortest way possible. Developers are genius! Thank you!
    February 27, 2021
    I've used this plugin to move a couple of sites and it's easy to use with helpful guidelines. I even appreciated the plugin more when I was migrating a site to a "budget" server and having gotten a lot of "time outs", I discovered the "manual Archive Extraction" option which saved the day. Thanks guys.
    February 26, 2021
    When I migrated my first WordPress site I felt overwhelmed... Trying to download all the files manually and doing the same for the database and then realizing that because of my internet I skipped a file or two so the whole site is not working anymore then contacting my hosting support only to find out that they can not do anything unless I am paying is hard... it "WAS" hard, until I heard about Duplicator! I used Duplicator for the past 3~2 years it was (and it's still) an excellent solution for migrating and/or backing up your site with EASE. I am using now another premium solution so I stopped using Duplicator, but I had a website backup that I downloaded almost a year ago that had some issues that prevented me from restoring the site, and the live site was shut down by the company so I was left with a broken backup file. 2 days ago while I was preparing my portfolio site, I contacted the Duplicator team, but I honestly did not have high hopes as I was using the free version so why they'd bother to answer me quickly? In 3 hours I got my first response, then in under 24 hours, I got my broken backup file fixed and I launched the live portfolio of it! I can't say enough about how the team was helpful and especially Prashant who replied super fast to me despite the fact that I am just a regular free user. To anyone doubting this, just go for it, you won't regret it, not with this amazing team behind it!!
    February 26, 2021
    The plugin is awesome, the only problem is when the server has low resources.
    February 26, 2021
    Free version works fine if total archive size is less than 500 mb. They have made it so that larger than 500 mb archive always fails to create, no matter what your settings are.
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