Migrate Guru: Migrate & Clone WordPress Free

Description

Migrate Guru is the fastest way to migrate WordPress sites. It simplifies difficult WordPress migrations (e.g. multi-site networks, 200 GB sites, etc.).

Powered by BlogVault (an onboarding partner of top WordPress hosts in the world), Migrate Guru uses intelligent processes on its own servers… So there is ZERO risk to your sites. It automatically rewrites URLs, bypasses import-export scripts, and handles serialised data. It also can clone WordPress sites without any manual work, add-ons, or additional tools.

OVERVIEW

TOP FEATURES

TRUE ONE-CLICK MIGRATION

Move 80% faster! (Clone 1GB sites in <30 minutes). Enter host details & click ‘Migrate’. That’s it!

NO OVERLOAD ON SITE

The website transfer or migration process works on our servers, so it doesn’t crash your site.

BUILT FOR LARGE SITES

Move or clone sites as large as 200 GB in a breeze. Large site migrations usually fail because of live-site server import limits.

NO ADDONS

You don’t need add-ons to move multi-sites, or sites with serialised data.

NO STORAGE SPACE REQUIRED

Migrate Guru automatically copies your site to our servers. After the migration is complete, the copy is erased.

COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY WEB HOST

Move your site from & to any web host.

FULLY AUTOMATIC, BUILT-IN SEARCH & REPLACE

Comfortably handle serialised data with accurate Search&Replace.

TIMELY ALERTS

Sit back. Relax. Our real-time & email alerts will keep you up to date with the website migrate status.

DISCLAIMER

Currently we don’t support:

  • Local host migrations
  • Migration of multi-site network sub-sites to a different domain or migration of a site to multi-site network subdivision.

HOW TO PERFORM A MIGRATION

  1. Install Migrate Guru on the site you want to clone.
  2. Install WordPress on the destination.
  3. Choose the destination web host that you want to clone your website to, enter details.
  4. Click ‘Migrate’.

PROUD MIGRATION PARTNERS of WP Engine, Pantheon and DreamHost

SUPPORTS ALL 5,000+ WEB HOSTS AROUND THE WORLD

WPEngine, Pantheon, FlyWheel, LiquidWeb, Cloudways, Savvii, DigitalOcean, Hostgator, Godaddy, Bluehost, SiteGround, Kinsta, AWS, Pressable, Webhostingtalk, Inmotion Hosting, Softlayer, Reverbnation, Homestead, Site5, Linode, Fatcow, DreamHost, Liquid Web, Rackspace, etc.

Screenshots

  • Click on ‘Migrate’ leads to a choice of host-based or cPanel/FTP based migrations
  • Selecting a web host to move your site to
  • Enter host-specific details.
  • Selecting cPanel
  • Selecting FTP
  • Click ‘Migrate’.

Installation

Automatic installation

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu. Click Add New.
  2. Type Migrate Guru, click Install Now, and activate it.

Manual installation

  1. In the search field type Migrate Guru and click Search Plugins.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Upload the .zip file to your web server via an FTP application. Instructions here

FAQ

What do I need to use MG?

You’ll need:
* An account on the new web hosting service
* A domain on the new host, with WordPress installed
* The destination’s FTP/cPanel details

Why do you need my email?

MigrateGuru requires an email address to send you updates on the migration process, notify you of any errors that occur during the migration.

How long does MG take to move a site?

MG can move a 1 GB (files & database) site in <30 Mins*
(*Approximate & depends on a number of factors).

Are there any limitations on the number of migrations?

Yes. We’ve enforced a limit of 5 site migrations/user/month (developers can request to have this limit extended). This cap ensures that our servers aren’t overburdened. Each of the 5 sites can be moved unlimited times.

Does MG backup my site?

No.

Do I need to have WordPress installed in the destination?

Yes.

Do I need to have MG installed in the destination to transfer my site?

No. It’s only needed on the source site.

Why do you need FTP/cPanel details?

MG needs these details since FTP/cPanel is the safest way to move your site.

How do I move a multi-site network?

When installed on a WordPress multi-site network, the plugin automatically becomes ‘network activated’. Once this is done you can go by the same steps as a single site.

Do you have a help guide/documentation?

Yes, we do. You can access it here: https://migrateguru.freshdesk.com/support/home

Reviews

মে 18, 2024
so many other plugins offering ease and practicality but nothing comes close to this. sit back and have a coffee.. everything is auto. LOVE IT. Shiteson all the others
মে 18, 2024
I spent hours today trying to migrate a very large client site. Every method I tried failed: Duplicator Plugin: Failed. ManageWP cloning: failed. FTP transfer: failed. I finally tried Migrate Guru and it worked perfectly on the first attempt.
মে 14, 2024
The YouTube instructions were perfect, so detailed. I LOVE this plugin. Thank you for this, you made my life infinitely easier.
মে 14, 2024
As a website designer and SEO expert who has worked almost exclusively with WordPress-based websites for the past 10+ years, I’ve used a LOT of different WordPress website migration tools, import/export tools… in fact, I’ve worked with a crap-load of plugins all-together and can count the number of plugins I’ve paid for on 1-hand. This always becomes troublesome when migrating websites as the “free” migration tools out there never work for large websites with lots of photos or eCommerce websites with lots of products and pages. I just tried this plugin for the first time on a client’s website that currently has MORE than 1,550 products and not only did it work flawlessly without any errors or warnings, but it completed the migration in UNDER 5 minutes!! I’m still in awe especially considering the setup time also took less than 5 minutes. Actually, if I needed to use it again, I could probably do it in under 1 minute, but the directions are a little hard to understand. One set of instructions says you only need to install the plugin on the site you’re migrating from, while another says you need to install the plugin on both sites… then the whole secret key is a bit confusing as it’s not even mentioned in most directions I found. So allow me to make it a little easier. What I found was the fastest way to migrate sites with this tool, was to: Install & Activate the Migrate Guru plugin on BOTH WEBSITES. Log into the WordPress admin of the target website. Click the ‘Migrate Guru’ link (bottom left-nav) and COPY the ‘Migration Key’ Switch over to the WordPress Admin of the original site (the site you want to migrate FROM), and navigate to ‘Migrate Guru’. Enter any working email address in the ‘Email Address’ field. Then, check the box and click ‘Migrate’. Select the host of the target website, or if your host is not listed (like my case) select ‘Other Hosts’. NOTE: The next page will look the same for everyone regardless of which host you clicked on. PASTE your migration key from STEP 3 into the ‘MigrateGuru Migration Key’ field. Fill out the necessary fields based on the setup of your target website and click ‘Migrate’. NOTE: In my case, I only filled out the ‘Migration Key’ and the ‘Server IP’ fields (under ‘Advanced Options’) where I pasted the IP address of my target website’s server that I copied from the target site’s hosting account. De-select any server directories and/or database tables that you don’t want to migrate from the ‘Add Folders’ and ‘Add Tables’ sections. Click ‘Migrate’. In a few minutes your site should be finished migrating. You’ll receive an email to let you know that it’s finished. Hope that helps some of you!
মে 8, 2024
I must say that I was a bit sceptical to how this would actually work, even though the description and even the video seemed to show a very simple process, I thought that I would end up encountering some migration issues, or end up in a very complicated setup.Not at all, the process is extremely simple and it worked well first time, no fiddling around, and stress-free. I really recommend this plugin for Wordpress website clones or migrations, amazing tool.
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Contributors & Developers

“Migrate Guru: Migrate & Clone WordPress Free” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

5.56

  • UI Improvements
  • Better handling for Activate Redirect

5.48

  • Upgrading to New UI

5.25

  • Bug fix get_admin_url

5.24

  • SHA256 Support
  • Stream Improvements

5.22

  • Code Improvements
  • Reduced Memory Footprint

5.16

  • Upgraded Authentication

5.05

  • Code Improvements for PHP 8.2 compatibility
  • Site Health BugFix

4.95

  • Sync Improvements
  • Code Cleanup
  • Bug Fixes

4.86

  • Migration Key fixes

4.85

  • Plugin Based Migration Support
  • Code Improvements

4.78

  • Better handling for plugin, theme infos

4.72

  • Sync Improvements

4.69

  • Improved network call efficiency for site info callbacks

4.68

  • Removing use of constants for arrays for PHP 5.4 support.

4.66

  • Post type fetch improvement.

4.65

  • Robust handling of requests params.
  • Callback wing versioning.

4.62

  • MultiTable Sync in single callback functionality added.
  • Streamlined overall UI
  • Firewall Logging Improvements
  • Improved host info

4.58

  • Better Handling of error message from Server on signup
  • Added Support for Multi Table Callbacks

4.35

  • scanlist and filelist functions improved

4.31

  • Fetching Mysql Version
  • Robust data fetch APIs
  • Core plugin changes
  • Sanitizing incoming params

3.4

  • Plugin branding fixes

3.2

  • Updating account authentication struture

3.1

  • Adding params validation
  • Adding support for custom user tables

2.1

  • Restructuring classes

1.88

  • Callback improvements

1.86

  • Updating tested upto 5.1

1.84

  • Disable form on submit

1.82

  • Updating tested upto 5.0

1.81

  • Adding support for migrating non-WordPress folders

1.77

  • Adding function_exists for getmyuid and get_current_user functions

1.76

  • Removing create_funtion for PHP 7.2 compatibility

1.75

  • New and improved UI

1.72

  • Adding Misc Callback

1.71

  • Adding logout functionality in the plugin

1.69

  • Adding support for chunked base64 encoding

1.68

  • Updating upload rows

1.66

  • Updating TOS and privacy policies

1.64

  • Bug fixes for lp and fw

1.62

  • SSL support in plugin for API calls
  • Adding support for plugin branding

1.53

  • PHP 5.2 support

1.51

  • Code Restructuring

1.49

  • Releasing the Migrate Guru migration plugin into the WordPress repository.