It doesn't work. Very pity, it was the best clone plugin ever but not anymore.
using this was supposed to be simple. while i know that nothing is simple, this is ridiculous. i have been at this for 2 hours trying to make it work with all of the work arounds listed on the web.
hell, there's not even a confirmation that it's even restoring...when you finally are able to get to this point.
say's that it will take a few minutes...hit ok...then it doesn't even give you a 1990's spinning hour glass to show you it's actually working.
how about the 500 errors....ridiculous!
how about the multiple fails....ridiculous.
why offer a plugin that requires someone to try so many work arounds????? to not have it work.
it should be simple from what is written. backup and restore. even no error message. just screen looks at me i look at screen.
Wasted 1 hour of my time trying to get this to work. Avoid.
So, first you opt to backup your existing site, then go to your new site, install the same plug-in there and then import the old files via the backup you just did.
Firstly, you're lucky if it backs it up in the first place. It may take several attempts with random luck as to whether it does so without error.
But secondly and worst of all, is that when restoring, it can just wipe out your new site's wordpress install, meaning you have to re-install it from scratch. And it's fairly likely to happen.
Simply would not work. Could not even get it to create a backup, let alone an install. Left 1.1GB of junk files in the uploads folder that required time to manually remove.
I've used this plugin successfully to clone WP sites with nothing or almost nothing in them. Once the sites are even slightly populated with content and media, this plugin pretty much doesn't work.
This has completely destroyed my origin site! DO NOT USE this plugin.
It also didn't work on my destination site as all the links were still pointing back to the origin site domain. I am now unable to access my original site at all it would seem. I don't know what this plugin did but it has ruined weeks of work!
White screen, no url or zip file returned.
Installation and WordPress site point to plugin website FAQ page, but video and links there are broken.
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