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WP Migrate DB

Exports your database, does a find and replace on URLs and file paths, then allows you to save it to your computer.

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Didn't work, no support, to expensive...
By , for WP 4.3

I wanted this to work and messed with it for over three hours before giving up... It may be that my server, LiteSpeed and CloudLinux, was part of it, I don't know...

This plugin has zero support and is presented as such, with everything about it pushing towards their expensive pro plans... An openly expressed and demonstrated policy of no support at all is so contrary to the spirit of a WordPress community that collectively helps each other, and that WordPress.org explicitly declares and demonstrates that it is largely about... Not just says it, does it...

Core is mostly built by folks working for free, these support forums are conducted by people mostly working for free, and there is so much great free support for free plugins and themes in this community it is Amazing, all of which is a big part of why I love WordPress so much...

I have purchased in the last couple years nearly a dozen pro plugins, several pro themes, and have donated to multiple plugins... I totally support the idea of people profiting from their efforts...

The least expensive pro approach for this plugin, in order to get support and the push-pull feature, costs considerably beyond the norm for what one gains, compared to the functionality and usefulness of the themes and plugins I have purchased and most of the ones I've explored purchasing... I also use some very nice free plugins with great support that have as much or more functionality...

The "documentation" for using the free version, in the form of a short video clip, is minimalist and in my view basically useless for a whole lot of folks who use WordPress in a self hosted environment... Additional to that, the video ends with what is to me an implicit and dismissive gesture that one must now be ready (and apparently able) to get into the move to database via MySQL...

For anyone that is familiar with and able to get into their database, in just a bit of time the same migration this plugin didn't help me with can be accomplished quite easily, and in my experience flawlessly... With an export in the move from site database, a new database and an import in the move to site, and the use of a simple, free and elegant script, what this plugin only halfway does can be done without issue in no more time than it would take to use it...

In case it is helpful to someone, the elegant script is here- https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/
And a very nice, well written and presented "step-by-step" for moving a WordPress site is here- http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-safely-move-wordpress/

Regards...

No support in free version and pro is expensive
By , for WP 4.2.3

I was led to this plugin by a good course on lynda.com. My export from my MAMP database failed, so I posted a question. The question has not been answered by anyone.

The developer does not support the free version. Maybe that is fine, to be expected, but his pro version is expensive -- minimum of $90. I have only one site, I'm a beginner with WordPress, and I cannot pay that. So I feel like I have wasted a lot of time on this plugin.

Does not work
By , for WP 3.8.1

I just tried this with wordpress 3.8.1. I got it to install fine but then it just produced an empty page when I tried to export the DB. Did not work in Chrome or Firefox or even IE.

I am on a shared host with a 60 second script limit so maybe the plugin cannot deal with this.

does not work
By , for WP 3.6

Support was very responsive and nice, but not helpful. Copied site just did not work. It does not matter whether I updated my permalinks and all the other stuff: Start page showed up, but no other link worked.
At the end, I did all the copy manually and this worked :)

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