Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin


With over 10 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 serialized and base64 serialized replacements. Standard WordPress migration and WordPress backups are easily handled by this plugin as are zero downtime migrations.

For complete details visit snapcreek.com.

Quick Video Demo


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
  • 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 pre-configured sites to eliminate rework. Instead of manually configuring your favorite 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 pre-configured 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, Amazon S3 and FTP
  • 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

  • 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


    Really Timesaving

    Does exactly what it claims. Makes the migration of sites to new domains very straight forward and save a huge amount of time. A real gem!!

    Duplicator is the BEST : simple, complete, very usefull “installer” to migrate

    I’ve compared 3 WP plugins to migrate a complete website FROM Godaddy Hosting (limited and restricted hosting) with only WordPress hosting (thus no Control Panel or complete hosting environment tools) TO site5 shared hosting.
    As the WordPress Hosting on Godaddy Hosting is very limited and restricted, it didn’t even provide the ADMIN user/password for the WP admin area !! Too bad.

    The 3 WP backup and migration plugins I’ve tested are (05.2018) :
    UpdraftPlus : simple, but very restricted, I wasn’t able to use it. Commercial.
    All-in-one WP Migration : simple, usefull, but one should already have WP installed. Create one-contains-all archive (files + database).
    Duplicator : simple, complete and totally usefull. One should not necesarily have WP already installed to migrate. Create one-contains-all archive (files + database) if possible. If not, gives clear indications on how to do files archive and database archive. Semi-manual process, but easy.

    The BEST overall is Duplicator : simple, complete, powerfull and FREE !
    On the DESTINATION side (the new host), you put the installer (installer.php), the files (unzipped) and the database archive. You run the installer, can set many usefull option as well as create a NEW ADMIN ACCOUNT (very useful) and it reinstalls the site totally perfectly !!
    Perfect tool.
    Thank you very much to the development team.

    The BEST I have ever used !!

    This is the best tool I have used for backups and restores never mind migrations from dev servers to production!
    Saved my ass and I am able to save the backups to my local device or scp to off site linux servers.
    The restore/migration was a breeze and the whole episode to restore my site took literally 1 minute.

    It does what is says on the tin !! Especially as I was only using the free version!!
    Thumbs up guys and I buy you all a virtual case of beer fro developing this !!

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