Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin


With over 15 million downloads Duplicator successfully gives WordPress users the ability to migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another and also serves as a simple backup utility. Duplicator handles serialised and base64 serialised replacements. Standard WordPress migration and WordPress backups are easily handled by this plugin as are zero downtime migrations.

For complete details visit snapcreek.com.

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Duplicator enables you to:

  • Move, migrate or clone a WordPress site between domains or hosts with zero downtime
  • Pull down a live site to localhost for development
  • Transfer a WordPress site from one host to another
  • Manually backup a WordPress site or parts of a site
  • Duplicate a live site to a staging area or vice versa
  • Bundle up an entire WordPress site for easy reuse or distribution
  • Perform a full WordPress migration without struggling with messy import/export sql scripts

Migrate WordPress and Run WordPress Backups

Duplicator creates a package that bundles all the site’s plugins, themes, content, database and WordPress files into a simple zip file called a package. This package can then be used to easily migrate a WordPress site to any location you wish. Move on the same server, across servers and pretty much any location a WordPress site can be hosted. WordPress is not required for installation since the package contains all site files.

Improve Your Workflow with Pre-Bundled Sites

Duplicator lets you make your own preconfigured sites to eliminate rework. Instead of manually configuring your favourite theme, set of plugins or content over and over, now just configure a single site and bundle it up into a Duplicator package. Once you have the bundled site, you can migrate the WordPress site over and over to different locations to instantly create many preconfigured sites!

Duplicator Pro

Duplicator Pro takes Duplicator to the next level with features you’ll really appreciate, such as:

  • Scheduled backups
  • Cloud Storage to Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3 and FTP/SFTP
  • Multi-threaded to support larger web sites & databases
  • Migrate an entire multisite WordPress network in one shot
  • Install a multisite subsite as a new standalone website
  • Database and user creation in the installer with cPanel API
  • Connect to cPanel directly from installer
  • Email notifications
  • Professional support
  • … and much more!

Check out Duplicator Pro today!

Please Note

The underlying logic to backup WordPress, move WordPress and transfer WordPress are complex and it’s impossible to know how each system is setup; this is why your feedback is important to us. Thanks for helping us to make WordPress the best blogging platform in the world.


This plugin does require some technical knowledge. If you plan to migrate WordPress or backup WordPress please use it at your own risk and don’t forget to back up your files and databases beforehand. If you need to move or backup WordPress and would like additional help please visit the Duplicator resources section .

Active Contributors

  • Prashant Baldha (Development)
  • Andrea Leoni (Development)
  • Paal Joachim Romdahl (Training)
  • Hans-M. Herbrand (German)
  • Nicolas Richer (French)
  • Screenshots

    • Main Interface for all Packages
    • Create Package Step 1
    • Create Package Step 2
    • Build Process
    • Installer Screen


    Does Duplicator have a knowledge base or FAQ?

    Yes. Please see all documents at snapcreek.com.

    Installation Instructions
    1. Upload duplicator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
    2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
    3. Click on the Duplicator link from the main menu.
    4. Check out the help by clicking the help icon and create your first package.

    The Duplicator requires PHP 5.3 or higher.

    Are there any videos I can watch?

    Yes. Please see the video section on the FAQ.

    Is this plugin compatible with WordPress multisite (MU)?

    Duplicator isn’t, however Duplicator Pro supports full multisite network migrations/backups and also can install a multisite subsite as a standalone site.

    Where can I get more help and support for this plugin?

    Visit the Duplicator support section at snapcreek.com


    January 18, 2020
    This made moving our site a breeze! So easy to use with excellent support from the plugin creator. I had a few hiccups on the way because I got some basic settings wrong but managed to fix it easily with a quick search in the forum. So happy with this! Thank you!
    January 16, 2020
    This works very well for handing over WP websites from one person / organisation to another. Exports the websites and imports them reliably. Always requires a clean installation however; doesn't work for updating / merging into existing websites.
    January 16, 2020
    This is f'ing stupid. Talk about customer experience. I install this with all of the (fake) awesome reviews, and then what happens when I try to create a package? I can't because of some goofy: Fail [/wordpress/wp-snapshots] Fail [/wordpress/wp-snapshots/tmp] Warn [/wordpress/] If the root WordPress path is not writable by PHP on some systems this can cause issues. If Duplicator does not have enough permissions then you will need to manually create the paths above. probably a directory that the plugin was supposed to create. Or whatever. So I go into my cpanel and create the folders, but no, that doesn't work. So ... dead in the water. Trying to find another backup and restore plugin that works out of the box. WordPress is an amazingly frustrating ecosystem.
    January 15, 2020
    I've been using Duplicator Pro for years (Duplicator before that). It's extremely reliable and does a great job. On the few occasions that I've had issues, support has been very good.
    January 15, 2020
    Great product, I transferred my WP site to different host just in few minutes! Highly recommended ! Thanks!
    January 15, 2020
    I'm relatively new to website building with wordpress and was checking out on plugins to ease the job. Duplicator is one of these tool that help to get thru. Easy to use (and understand), good documentation. Thanks for this plugin
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