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.

174 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
worked great for me
By , for WP 4.3

I had to move a massive site (3GB) with plugins, custom template etc - worked like magic.
Thank you!

Simple and Efficient
By , for WP 4.3

Not sure why people are complaining, more than likely the cause of the time outs is your shitty host. After using this plugin on a Godaddy machine, it failed the first backup and restoral but worked the 2nd time.

Thanks for making this! Much easier to than Duplicator

404 Error While Creating Backup
By , for WP 4.3

I had great promise for this, but I get a 404 error when trying to create a backup. It seems to work for about 30 seconds, and then the standard 404 page for my website appears. On to look for something that actually works.

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Doesn't work at all: no backup created ...

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.

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