Move or copy a WordPress site to another server or to another domain name, move to/from local server hosting, and backup sites.
WP Clone is the easiest, fastest and most secure way to move or copy a WordPress site to another domain or hosting server. You can also use it to move your site to/from local server hosting, to create copies of your site for development or testing purposes, to backup your site, and to install pre-configured versions of WordPress.
WP Clone is a superior solution to even commercial WordPress cloning plugins for the following reasons:
Update December 2015Prior to the latest update, WP Clone was failing in 10-20% of installations (particularly larger installations), as reflected in the negative reviews. Since the latest update, we have successfully restored 2GB sites, but we cannot guarantee the reliability on all installations. Please carefully read the section below NO SUPPORT AND DISCLAIMER before you attempt to use this plugin.
As mentioned above, WP Clone fails in 10-20% of installations. As such it is NOT intended as a regular backup method, its strength consists in migrating WordPress installations. The failures appear to be related to the multiplicity of WordPress hosting platforms and the size of the installation rather than the WordPress version (so please don't feedback "WP Clone does not work for my version of WordPress", this is most probably false). Do however, leave negative reviews and open a discussion on the support forum if you get a failure, providing as much detail as possible, including your hosting system and the size of your site. We will likely not be able to respond, but the information will be useful in helping to isolate the problems with the different hosting systems. Thank you.
You can also try the Duplicator plugin or All-in-One WP Migration, both of which work pretty good, but are not as fast as WP Clone to migrate sites; or use the manual method described here http://wpencyclopedia.com/enc/index.htm?moving-wordpress.htm
Although we are not able to provide support to every installation, we have spent countless hours improving the plugin and responding to user feedback. We believe that WP Clone is far and away the easiest WordPress restoration plugin and intend to continue to develop it. If you are able to support our efforts, use the Donations Page.
Additional documentation, including supported hosts, at the WP Clone FAQ Page
WP Clone uses functions from the "Safe Search and Replace on Database with Serialized Data" script first written by David Coveney of Interconnect IT Ltd (UK) http://www.davidcoveney.com or http://www.interconnectit.com and released under the WTFPL http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/. Partial script with full changelog is placed inside 'lib/files' directory.
If you are able to help out with plugin development or wish to contribute insights into improving the product, we would also appreciate that very much. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.5
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Active Installs: 200,000+
1 of 18 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.
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