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Duplicator

Duplicate, clone, backup, move and transfer an entire site from one location to another.

7 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Unfortunately useless
By , for WP 4.1.1

Twice I tried using this on two sites, and twice I get errors. The 1st was Table Key Errors.

The 2nd was Serialization Errors.

To fix these errors requires me to PAY someone who knows MYSQL. I am not knowledgeable enough to fix these. The time taken to fix it, I might as well use lorem ipsum text and just produce dummy content to mimic my two sites (which is what I did for the 1st site when I encountered the Table Key Errors).

What is the point then?

This plugin is USELESS. Most likely it only works if your database is simple and with a simple structure to start with....

Didn't work
By , for WP 4.1

Kept telling me to Try Again but it still didn't work. Tried numerous settings as suggested in the Support pages but to no avail.

What's more the Filters don't seem to work. I put in the suggested file from the second stage in the Filters box and re-ran, but it kept throwing up a warning saying the file should be fitlered.

I'm not running it on a big or complex site, so good luck if you are!

If this works straight out of the box for you, then fine. If it doesn't and you don't have hours to waste trying to get it working, stick with zipping /public_html and exporting your database.

Doesn Not Work Anymore
By ,

This used to be a great plugin but now does not work. This should be removed from wordpress.org

Save you time and find a better solution.

can't duplicate my simple website
By , for WP 3.9.2

tried this one since it has very good reviews and so many downloads. But it does not work on my simple website. Mine is a website with some pictures and comments. No bid database. However, I encountered a fatal error and can't duplicate. I tried other plugin and finally All-in-One WP Migration works for me. You don't have to set up the database, username......with All-in-One WP Migration. Simplier than duplicator

Zip Archive requirement is unreasonable
By , for WP 3.9

I've tried to use this on 2 different sites, and in both cases it failed with "SYS-102" because the PHP Zip extension wasn't available.

The author's advice to get a better host is unhelpful, and actually irritating, because the whole reason I wanted to use the plugin was to migrate to a better host.

You get what you pay for!
By ,

Doesn't work when trying to reinstall on localhost using MAMP.

FAQ says they don't support WAMP MAMP XAMP CPANEL. Therefore - support is useless.

Save you time - thank heaven - it's free - you get what you pay for!

Does Not Work for moving sites to production
By , for WP 3.6

Works OK for making a copy of a production sight onto localhost like the demo shows.

But who needs that? I don't. The need is really to move local hosted sites to production server, and Duplicator does not allow you to do that.

Needs a lot of work. Add the functionality to move local site to production server and this will be a useful tool.

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