Support » Plugin: WP Clone by WP Academy » Error Message : The provided URL () is either not valid or empty

  • When I click on backup, I receive the next error message:

    The plugin encountered an error during the restore process,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : The provided URL () is either not valid or empty

    What I don’t understand is that I didn’t click on the restore from url button, but above error would suggest that I did. The only thing I can think of, that could be a problem for this plugin to work, is my Better wp security settings. Although I didn’t put the settings on the strongest restrictions.

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  • If it would be helpful, I could set up a sandbox site for you to work with directly.

    Really agree with Catnip216, great response! Thanks.

    I also have no javascript errors

    Version: 2.1.4 with WordPress: 3.5.1

    I do have a lot of plugins installed, including Woocommerce.

    I too am having this same exact problem.
    Latest version of the plugin and 3.51

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    yes that would be awesome,could you please send the login details to

    @snielsss @chargin you guys aren’t using rackspace cloud sites as well are you?

    No Im using a VPS here in Australia.
    It does have slightly older versions of php and mysql though.

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    okay I think I found the reason,and I should be able to test it out after I get the login details from catnip216..

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    by the way,were any of you asked to enter ftp details when you clicked ‘create backup’?

    Yes I was

    Sorry for the delay. I’m setting up a site right now, and will send the login info as soon as I am done.

    So… I created the sandbox site, installed the plugin, tested to make sure it had the same problem… and it worked just fine.

    I’m sending the info anyhow.

    The new site is a clone of one I was running on localhost (cloned with a plugin called Duplicator).

    Another Rackspace Cloud Site that I also cloned from localhost also runs WP Clone correctly as well.

    I’m going to delete the existing installation on the sandbox site, and re-install WordPress from scratch, to see if that recreates the scenario where WP Clone will not run.

    (While Duplicator works well, there are some instances where I’d prefer the way WP Clone works, so I’m interested in helping to get this sorted 🙂 )

    Plugin Author WP Academy


    great thanks,by the way,were you asked to enter ftp details as well?

    So its something with the server configuration?

    I was, yes.

    Reintalled WP from scratch, installed WP Clone, and that resurfaced the problem. Hopefully that’ll help you get things figured out. 🙂

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