How to use Duplicator Plugin

Install the Duplicator plugin on the existing site

The first step is to install the Duplicator plugin on your WordPress site at the other Web hosting company.

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New > search ‘Duplicator
  2. Click ‘Install Now
  3. Once the installation is complete, choose Activate Plugin.
  4. Choose Duplicator from the menu on the left.
Run Duplicator on the existing site

Now that the plugin is installed, you can use it to create a compressed file containing your entire Web site and database contents:

  1. Choose Duplicator from the menu on the left.
  2. Click the button to create a new “package”. This process can take a long time depending on the size of the site. The screen will update once the progress is complete.
  3. Download the “Installer” and “Package” files that were created to your computer.

This completes the steps you need to take at the old company. The rest of the steps are done at our company.

Run the Duplicator installation script
  1. Load the “installer.php” URL in your Web browser. If you’re putting WordPress at the top level of your site, this will be http://www.example.com/installer.php.
  2. Enter the information for the MySQL database created earlier:
    • Host: localhost
    • User: wpexample
    • Password: your database password
    • Database Name: wpexample
  3. Leave all default options checked.
  4. Click Run Deployment. Again, this process can take a while for a large site.
  5. Make sure all URL settings are correct for your Web site. The script should detect the correct settings automatically.
  6. Click Run Update.
  7. Follow the final steps listed on the page.
Test your site
At this point the “duplication” is complete. You should test your site to make sure everything looks and works as expected.

 


How to use Duplicator Plugin

Install the Duplicator plugin on the existing site

The first step is to install the Duplicator plugin on your WordPress site at the other Web hosting company.

  1. Go to Plugins >> Add New > search ‘Duplicator
  2. Click ‘Install Now
  3. Once the installation is complete, choose Activate Plugin.
  4. Choose Duplicator from the menu on the left.
Run Duplicator on the existing site

Now that the plugin is installed, you can use it to create a compressed file containing your entire Web site and database contents:

  1. Choose Duplicator from the menu on the left.
  2. Click the button to create a new “package”. This process can take a long time depending on the size of the site. The screen will update once the progress is complete.
  3. Download the “Installer” and “Package” files that were created to your computer.

This completes the steps you need to take at the old company. The rest of the steps are done at our company.

Run the Duplicator installation script
  1. Load the “installer.php” URL in your Web browser. If you’re putting WordPress at the top level of your site, this will be http://www.example.com/installer.php.
  2. Enter the information for the MySQL database created earlier:
    • Host: localhost
    • User: wpexample
    • Password: your database password
    • Database Name: wpexample
  3. Leave all default options checked.
  4. Click Run Deployment. Again, this process can take a while for a large site.
  5. Make sure all URL settings are correct for your Web site. The script should detect the correct settings automatically.
  6. Click Run Update.
  7. Follow the final steps listed on the page.
Test your site
At this point the “duplication” is complete. You should test your site to make sure everything looks and works as expected.

 


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