Duplicate, clone, backup, move and transfer an entire site from one location to another.
Used Duplicator plugin to move from a Win7 WAMP localhost to a 1and1.com (shared hosting) server.
My only real issue was a parsing error when attempting to open the installer.php file for handling the recovery end on the new server. Turns out that 1and1 does not automatically select a php package version for your web site, so I had to select a current one in the Control Panel to fix the parsing error.
Not sure if I had to crate the new database manually, but I did since one checklist online said that this might be necessary on shared hosting. Did that on the Control panel (Took 1and1 about 5 minutes to complete the database creation) and entered all the resulting database hostname, etc in the installer setup page. From there, Duplicator was able to predict all of my new hostmanes, etc and send me directly to the WP-admin backend to save the new permalinks.
Wow! Thanks for such a smooth running plugin!
I was able to clone a website from a sub-directory of a host to the root of another one.
If your wordpress instalation is too big (maybe too many pictures), exclude the /wp-content/uploads/201x folders when creating the package, and then upload them via FTP (after the transfer).
Not once has this application failed me in years. Though, I've lost count of how many times this has saved me.
Credit to the developers, thank you.
This plugin is a lifesaver and a time saver.
Being a WP newbie, I like to have backups - just in case. These is very easy to use, and fast (it literally took seconds!).
Helpful online documentation
I spend many hours doing the same basic things to install a new WP client site. With this plugin I have created a basic install of WP that is configured how I want it and keep it updated as things change over time. Then when I start a new website I just create the export files and install them on the new client site... whaa laa!
The only additional thing I do is use "Change DB Prefix" to make the database table names unique: https://wordpress.org/plugins/db-prefix-change/
Thank you for this great plugin! It has literally saved me hours and hours of work!
Really simple & great plugin, had no issue & works every time smoothly & without any glitch.
and the support is responsive too
what more can one ask ... :)
Have used this several times this year already - works like a dream (once I make sure my server permissions are all ok). A total life saver.
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