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10 Best WordPress migration plugins

Imagine this scenario. You are settling in a new country. It is a good opportunity for you. You are, obviously very excited to start your new life. A magic fairy comes along and promises to help you move all your belongings with a wave of a wand.

Will you believe it?

If you are smart, you will start running in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, as of now teleportation and magical beings don’t exist in this real world. However there is something like this for your website.

Well, we live in a world of technological miracles. Here are some WordPress Migration plugins which can help you migrate your site to new locations in a flash.

Migrate Guru

Migrate Guru has over 500,000+ total migrations, 400,000+ sites migrated, 100,000+ hours saved and a 99.99% success rate, 0 risks. From the stalwart folks at popular WordPress backup plugin BlogVault, it offers a 100% automatic website migration in just one-click. It bypasses import-export scripts, handles serialised data, and does not require any technical knowledge, manual work, add-ons, or additional tools.

Price: Free!


WordPress users can migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another with the help of Duplicator. It is also a simple backup utility. Duplicator creates a package that bundles all the site’s plugins, themes, files, and database into a simple zip file. This package is then used to migrate a WordPress site to any location you wish.

Price: Starts from $39

All-in-One WP Migration

All-in-One Migration plugin exports your WordPress website completely. No technical knowledge is required for this plugin to be used. It is the first plugin to offer true mobile experience on WordPress versions 3.3 and up. The plugin will also fix any serialisation problems that occur during the find/replace operation. You can upload your site to a different location with a drag and drop into WordPress.

Price: Starts from $69

WP Migrate DB

WP Migrate DB Pro has three main functions. You can export your database, pull your database from a location, and push your database to a different location. It handles content, widgets, and menus updating to a new site’s URL. You are in complete control of your website migration, since you can pause or resume and cancel your migration while it’s running,

Price: Starts from $99

WP Clone by WP Academy

WP Clone fetches the site backup via your host’s direct http connection, which saves you from needing to upload large files through your internet connection. You can use it to move your site to or from local server hosting, to create copies of your site for development or testing purposes, to backup your site, and to install pre-configured versions of WordPress as well.


UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration

To make use of the migrate and clone feature, you’ll need to upgrade to the premium version of the plugin or purchase the separate UpdraftPlus Migrator plugin. UpdraftPlus allows you to clone a website entirely to a different location from your WordPress dashboard. You’ll need to upgrade to the premium version of this plugin for a migration addon or even multisite compatibility though.

Prince: Starts from $70


VaultPress is by Automattic. It backs up complete database and filesystem backups and you need to enter your FTP details and domain name, and VaultPress will handle the rest of site migration procedure. However, you’ll need the premium version of the plugin to utilize the migration and one-click restore features. The interface allows you to migrate multiple versions of the site including files, database, theme, and plugins.

Price: Starts from $39


BackUpBuddy from iThemes claims to complete site migration in 5 steps. As you may have guessed from the name, it was designed primarily as a WordPress backup service but it works even as a site migration tool. After BackupBuddy completes your backup, you get a downloadable zip file of your entire WordPress website. You can use this to migrate your site.

Price: Starts from $80

Dropbox Backup and Restore

With 40,000+ installations, Dropbox Backup and Restore helps you to create full site backups on local storage as well as via your Dropbox account. It can create full backups of web pages including database and files. You can easily restore your website or blog any time. Clone add-ons allow your easy backup or migrate your website or WPMU (multisite).

Price: Free

NS Cloner

Keep in mind that this plugin ONLY works with WordPress Multisite. It will not work in single site mode, and must be Network Activated. You can perform a site migration according to specifications. It can clone the same website, saving you from a lot of time and stress, and frees you from installing the themes and plugins again or from reconfiguring the settings again for a duplicated site.

Price: Free

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