How to use the WordPress plugin Duplicator – updated version – Tutorial

I have created this video tutorial on how to use Duplicator. If you have issues with something not working then do check the support forum or the Faq. Links …

23 Responses to How to use the WordPress plugin Duplicator – updated version – Tutorial

  1. John Moriarty March 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    great idea but I got this when I tried the installer.php : Parse error:
    syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION
    or T_VAR or ‘}’ in
    /homepages/34/d215282124/htdocs/johnmoriartymusic/installer.php on line 170

  2. John Moriarty March 6, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    ok, thank you

  3. Paal Joachim Romdahl March 10, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    When you pack up a site with Duplicator and transfer it anywhere one needs
    to create a new database for the new site. This means one needs to go to
    the Cpanel for the new location/domain and there create a new database
    which will then be used for the new site installation/deployment.

  4. tasmania027 March 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Thank you so much for all your help! Worked like a charm!

  5. MrTattoonearme March 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    every time i finish the installer i get this error… failed to open
    stream: No such file or directory in
    on line 53

  6. MrTattoonearme March 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    i get a few other similar lines of errors

  7. 12thDecember March 24, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    I’ve just begun experimenting with XAMPP for production on my local host.
    It will be interesting to see whether I succeed in transferring the site to
    my online hosting service. This tutorial will definitely help. Clear
    narration and excellent instructions. Thank you.

  8. empchamsig May 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I have just done all the above. It works exept for 1 thing. It did not
    install the index.php file! So the site wont work 🙁 Any idea why it is not
    doing that? using wamp and hosting on

  9. TessaGallant May 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Followed instructions and it worked perfectly! Thank you Paal.

  10. Prickly Pincushion August 8, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Thank you. I followed your instructions and everything worked out fine,
    much better than if I just followed their FAQ alone.

  11. Alejandro Luisi August 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi Paal. I updated duplicator plugin a few days ago. Now i have a trouble
    with a huge portfolio and i need use the package to restore the web, buy i
    can´t because Duplicator said that the package was made with a previous
    version! Can you help me? Thanx in advance!

  12. Paal Joachim Romdahl August 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Cory the developer told me this: “They can just create a new package or if
    they must use an older package then they can look in the wp-snapshots
    folder for the older package and associated installer…” See if that works
    for you.

  13. Zaldy Ortega August 23, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Nice Paal!

  14. Thaís Giacomini August 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    thank you!

  15. GeekDownload September 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Thank you a bunch

  16. Paul Stevens September 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Great tutorial. I followed it and worked like a charm! Easy WP transfer
    from one domain to another. Thank you!!!

  17. Evelyn Doyle September 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I really appreciate you making and uploading this video! WordPress ‘help’
    files weren’t actually helpful at all, to a layman. Having your video to
    reference as I moved my local WP site to my host (to overwrite my much
    crappier WP site), was a fantastic help. I don’t think I could have done it

  18. Michael Whenham October 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial…been a painful switch from Dreamweaver…now
    another challenge hopefully made easier with this information.

  19. TheExplodingBit October 27, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    This was extremely helpful. Thank you!

  20. Yacine Baroudi November 7, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks a bunch for this video Paal! Very very helpful.

  21. Reg B. November 15, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Nice work pal. Appreciated. And boohoo to the 1 thumbs down. 

  22. margauxmusic December 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Thank you for this video ! It helped me tremendously ! 

  23. Jay Soriano December 4, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Perfect. For anyone hosting with GoDaddy, use your hostname instead of

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