Plugin Reviews

WP Clone by WP Academy

Move or copy a WordPress site to another server or to another domain name, move to/from local server hosting, and backup sites.

170 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Works well!
By , for WP 4.2.3

Thanks for this awesome backup plugin, it makes it a cinch to migrate a staging environment to production. I use Dreamhost so I didn't experience any issues!


Server Error, no clone made
By , for WP 4.2.3

I would love to have WP Clone work, but it did not work for my installation.

I am hosted at GoDaddy, using Weaver Xtreme free theme and All In One WP Security & Firewall (including re-naming the wp-admin sign-in page). The latter might have foiled the cloning.

I attempted to clone from existing domain to a domain with a fresh WordPress installation and no content. Got error: Error Message: Internal Server Error; Temporary files created in newsitename/wp-content/wpclone-temp‬ will be deleted.

The WP Clone plugin leaves a folder wp-clone in wp-content/uploads, both in the origin domain and the destination domain. Unlike another reviewer, I had no trouble deleting both of these folders using FileZilla.

The bad news: WP Clone failed to clone my installation; WP Academy does not provide adequate documentation and troubleshooting instructions, just their demo video; and the link on their FAQ page leading to more instructions goes to an error page.

The good news: It took me only a short time to try it out; it did not damage my existing WP installation; it was easy for me to remove the wp-clone folders left over; and the video is very clear as far as it goes.

I would love to try this plugin again (and contribute to its development) if they can fix the "bad news" items above.

Love the Plugin. Here's some Errors I got.
By , for WP 4.2.3

Hey. Love this plugin but I ran across an instance it didn't work. Here are the errors I got:
Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /***Hidden**Directories**/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/lib/functions.php on line 245

The plugin encountered an error while cloning the database,the following error message was returned:
Error Message : MySQL server has gone away

It might be an issue on my end though since it has to do with the mySQL server...

doesn't work, leaves undeletable files/directory
By , for WP 4.2.2

Tried wp-clone. It didn't copy any plugin so the copied site didn't work.
OK, move on, right? Wrong! It leaves a directory wp-clone on the server (under uploads) that cannot be deleted, even with root access.

Bad practice!

Can you tell me how to get rid of that directory?

Worked Perfectly!
By , for WP 4.2.2

I was able to move my full website from one domain to another with a few clicks of a button, Worked flawlessly! Thank you so much for making an awesome plugin!

Excellent plugin
By ,

This plugin has saved me so much time. It simply works. And it is free.

Thumbs up!!!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Thanks to WP Clone, moving a website is a breeze.
Most of the time it works automatically: perfect, everything is moved within 10 minutes with only few clicks.
But even if there's server issues, it allows you to move you FTP files (wp-content) as it is, and just by moving the database, does all the work for you.
Perfect for WordPress DIVI users as well: it moves all the content seamlessly!
Thumbs up!
Paolo E.

Work out of the box... !!
By , for WP 4.2.2


From old installation from new wordpress installation, work like a charm. No bug. 3 minutes for backup & resore...

Thank U !

Incomplete posts and pages
By , for WP 4.2.2

I wrote on their forum to point out that using their latest release on a freshly update WordPress, I ended up with incomplete post and page content, just a few lines at the beginning of each and no more. Thankfully I was cloning, not backing up and restoring, otherwise I would have lost most of my content, so beware before relying on this plugin for backup!
I waited a week for a reply from developers but nothing yet, so it has to be a 1 star I'm afraid...

Just not working
By , for WP 4.2.2

It will not backup my site. When it does finish then the file is empty!! So I cant restore it from my other website. Dammit!

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