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WP Duplicate – WordPress Migration Plugin


WP Duplicate (Formerly LocalSync) provides you with the easiest and the fastest way to clone or migrate a site from one server to another with the click of a button.
The migration process is highly reliable and is proven to migrate bigger sites without any errors.

Why WP Duplicate?

Simplest Cloning Tool

Just install the WP Duplicate plugin on the destination site and the live site and start syncing, no need to enter FTP details.

Incremental Cloning

Only the changed files are cloned from the source site to the destination site. So the cloning process is faster.

Load Images From Live Site

With WP Duplicate you can directly load the images of Live site, so that you do not need to copy media files which will save a lot of time during the cloning process.

Clone Live Site To Local Computer

With WP Duplicate you can clone any production site to your Local Computer (MAMP, LAMP, XAMP, etc..).


  • Duplicate Site settings page.


  1. Spin off a WP site on the destination server.
  2. Install and activate the “WP Duplicate Plugin” on the WP site created as mentioned above.
  3. Go to “WP admin dashboard -> WP Duplicate” and select “This is duplicate site” button.
  4. Install and activate “WP Duplicate Plugin” on the live WP site.
  5. Go to “WP admin dashboard -> WP Duplicate” and select “This is prod site” button.
  6. Login with your WP Duplicate account (created on on the live WP site.
  7. Copy the prod key and go to the “WP admin dashboard -> WP Duplicate” on the local WP site.
  8. Paste the prod key, and Add Site.
  9. Now you are ready to copy the live site to the duplicate site.


Can I clone the site to the local Computer?

Yes, you can clone the live site to the WP site on your local desktop server.

Where is the documentation for your plugin?

Visit for the documentation.


September 27, 2023 1 reply
This saved me a ton of work and was very easy to use – first I had problems due to a bug but the dev reached out to me and upladed the patch within an hour – and all that for free, what more do you want? 🙂 Recommend!All sites, wiki, pictures copied with new URLs attached – thanks WP Duplicate!!
June 9, 2021
I love this plugin! This plugin takes the migration and cloning to the next level!. It simply works like Magic.
November 11, 2020 1 reply
Installed on a local host. Windows gave me a virus alert “threat quarantined. Severe” Alert Details. Detected: Backdoor:PHP/Yorcirekrikseng.E Status: Quarantined. This program provides remote access to the computer it is installed on. Location. wp-content\plugins\local-sync\admin\class-local-sync-shell-dump.php Don’t know if this is legit or not, but not going to chance it on my local pc.
August 24, 2020
Worst local development plugin, ever, Period. The plugin doesn’t even give you proper notifications, just plain errors, not even documentation. The Pro is a waste of money and time; Now wished I had time to test the plugin thoroughly during my 14 days trial period.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Duplicate – WordPress Migration Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release Date – 21 Sep 2023

  • Fix : The migration process failed in a few cases.


Release Date – 01 Sep 2023

  • Fix : PHP v8.2.0 fixes.

  • Improvement : Tested upto WP 6.3.1.

  • Improvement : WPMerge DB tables are excluded by default.


Release Date – 23 Jun 2023

  • Fix : Relative URLs did not work in a few cases.


Release Date – 20 Jun 2023

  • Fix : The migration process failed in a few cases.
  • Fix : Relative URLs did not work on the duplicate site.

  • Improvement : Tested upto WordPress 6.2.2.


Release Date – 11 Oct 2022

  • Fix : Local site elementor images collapsed in a few cases when loaded from the live site.


Release Date – 22 Jul 2022

  • Fix : Pushing and pulling failed in a few sites having MariaDB Database.


Release Date – 29 Jun 2022

  • Improvement : The migration process is revamped to increase reliability and prevent errors in bigger sites.
  • Improvement : Renamed the plugin to WP Duplicate.


Release Date – 22 Apr 2021

  • Fix : Not able to install WP Duplicate plugin on WPTimeCapsule’s staging site.
  • Fix : Not able to include, exclude Files/Folders on WPTimeCapsule plugin settings page when WP Duplicate plugin is active.

  • Improvement : LOCAL_SYNC_DOWNLOAD_CHUNK_SIZE constant is introduced.

  • Improvement : LOCAL_SYNC_UPLOAD_CHUNK_SIZE constant is introduced.


Release Date – 12 Apr 2021

  • Fix : False positive virus warning by Windows Defender.
  • Fix : Not able to get file data for downloading the file in a few cases.

  • Improvement : Tested upto WordPress 5.7.


Release Date – 28 Feb 2020

  • Improvement : Calculating modified files logic improved.


Release Date – 21 Feb 2020

  • Fix : Pages built with elementor collapsed after cloning, in some cases.
  • Fix : Replacing site URL failed, in some cases.
  • Fix : Syncing on Windows OS failed.

  • Improvement : Excluding few unnecessary DB tables by default.


Release Date – 17 Feb 2020

  • Improvement : Major improvements.


  • First Version