Move or copy a WordPress site to another server or to another domain name, move to/from local server hosting, and backup sites.
In April 2014, I used this plugin to migrate a site from a production to locally hosted server, and had reasonable success. At the time, I gave the plugin 4 stars. Recent experience using the plugin to move a locally hosted site to a production server was a long, frustrating, time-consuming experience. Copying & pasting the url in the plugin on the production side continually threw an error message 'Incompatible archive'. Since this type of error has been around a while, it surprises me the plugin authors haven't seen fit to address it properly. When I was able to restore my site on the production server, much of the site's written content was missing. I had to upload my db backup from my localhost and overwrite the production server db tables to get the rest of the content up and running. My difficulties may be confined to my hosting service (GoDaddy). I will try using the WPC again with a different hosting service, and see if I get a better result. At this time, I'm open to trying a different plugin to help move site files and databases.
Excellent plugin - it makes it very quick and easy to move from a development environment to the live site.
I used to have to manually change the WordPress URL and the access both databases through phpmysql. This plugin saved me a lot of time.
Just remember, to copy over your plugins and themes folder to the new WordPress install via FTP.
WP Clone will copy over all of your users, posts, content and images.
Cloned my site elsewhere in under 5 minutes: pages, menus, themes, plugins, bells and whistles. This plugin rocks.
Easy to use, free and it does the job pretty good.
I recently found this, and it is BY FAR one of my favorite plugins. Big claims up-front, perfect delivery in action.
I have used this on heavy, complex custom sites, and it works. No fiddling with databases, no 40min x 2 ftp-transfers with the wp-content-folder. (12k files in ftp download, AND upload)
This plugin... Just set up WordPress, install plugin -> Import duplicate. Everything. Just. Works.
For developers and niche marketers: You can make your own "WordPress site template" with your favorite plugins,settings and themes. - Then duplicate the entire setup whenever you want to make a new site, all in 10 minutes.
My biggest concern now is installing older versions of WordPress on sites I want to duplicate to ensure compatibility.
This is my first review ever, and it is well deserved for the developer. I'm saving hours every week using this plugin. Thank you.
under 5 minutes
I just found this. What a time saver. I can copy a wordpress install onto my test server and make all the changes I want without killing a working site.
Finally a simple to use cloning tool that actually works... Great job guys.
We run training courses for WordPress at Web Training Solutions, in Ipswich UK. For every attendee we copy across a "starter" website using WP Clone, a brilliant tool that saves so much time, all the themes and plugins, and website settings setup and ready to roll.
An excellent plugin.
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