Migrate WordPress Website & Backups – Prime Mover

Description

Easily Transfer WordPress Site to New Host/Server/Domain

  • Move single-site installation to another single site server.
  • Move WP single-site to existing multisite sub-site.
  • Migrate subsite to another multisite sub-site.
  • Migrate multisite sub-site to single-site.
  • Migrate within WordPress admin.
  • WordPress backup and restore packages within single-site or multisite.
  • Backup WordPress subsite (in multisite).
  • You can backup the WordPress database within admin before testing something and restore it with one click.
  • Cross-platform compatible (Nginx / Apache / Litespeed / Microsoft IIS / Localhost).
  • Clone single site and restore it to any server.
  • Clone subsite in multisite and restore it as single-site or multisite.
  • Supports legacy multisites.
  • Debug package.
  • Supports backup of the non-UTF8 single-site or multisite database.

PRO Features

  • Save tons of time during migration with the direct site to site package transfer.
  • Move the backup location outside WordPress public directory for better security.
  • Migrate or backup WordPress multisite main site.
  • Encrypt WordPress database in backups for maximum data privacy.
  • Encrypt WordPress upload files inside backup for better security.
  • Encrypt plugin and theme files inside the backup/package for protection.
  • Export and restore the backup package from Dropbox.
  • Save and restore packages from and to Google Drive.
  • Exclude plugins from the backup (or network activated plugins if multisite).
  • Exclude upload directory files from the backup to reduce the package size.
  • Create a new multisite subsite with a specific blog ID.
  • Disable network maintenance in multisite so only affected subsite is in maintenance mode.
  • Configure migration parameters to optimize and tweak backup/migration packages.
  • It includes all complete restoration options at your own choice and convenience.
  • Full access to settings screen to manage all basic and plugin advanced configurations.
  • Migrate non-UTF8 database charset to standard UTF8 database charset (utf8mb4).
  • Migrate UTF8 database charset (utf8mb4) to non-UTF8 database charset (edge case scenario).

Documentation

Screenshots

  • Single-site Migration Tools
  • Export options dialog
  • Export to single-site format example
  • Export to multisite subsite with blog ID of 23 example
  • Restore package via browser upload
  • Single-site package manager
  • Prime Mover network control panel
  • Export and restore package from Network Sites
  • Multisite network package manager

Installation

  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Optionally, opt in to security & feature updates notification including non-sensitive diagnostic tracking with freemius.com. If you skip this, that’s okay! Prime Mover will still work just fine.
  4. You should see the Prime Mover Control Panel. Click “Go to Migration Tools” to start migrating sites.

FAQ-e

What makes Prime Mover unique to other existing migration and backup plugins?

  • The free version has no restriction on package size, number of websites or mode of migration (single-site or multisite will work). (Note: Exporting/Restoring a multisite main site is a PRO feature)
  • The free version supports WordPress multisite migration on any number of subsites except that exporting/restoring the multisite main site is a PRO feature.
  • It can backup WordPress multisite sub-sites or migrate multisite.
  • No need to delete your WordPress installation, create/delete the database, and all other technical stuff. It will save you a lot of time.
  • This is not hosting-dependent. Prime Mover is designed to work with any hosting companies you want to work with.
  • The free version has full multisite migration functionality. This feature is usually missing in most migration plugins free version.
  • Full versatility – migrating from your localhost, dev site, or from a live site to another live site.
  • You will be doing the entire migration inside the WordPress admin. Anyone with administrator access can do it. There is no need to hire a freelancer to do the job – saves you money.
  • No messing with complicated migration settings, the free version has built-in settings. Only choose a few options to export and migrate, that’s it.
  • You can save, download, delete, and migrate packages using the management page.
  • No need to worry about PHP configuration and server settings. Compatible with most default PHP server settings even in limited shared hosting.
  • Prime Mover works with modern PHP versions 5.6 to 8.1+ (Google Drive feature requires at least PHP 7.1).
  • The code is following PHP-fig coding standards (standard PHP coding guidelines).
  • The free version supports backup and restoration of non-UTF8 sites. However, you need the PRO version to migrate non-UTF8 to the UTF8 (utf8mb4) database charset and vice versa.
  • You don’t need to worry about setting up users or changing user passwords after migration. It does not overwrite existing site users after migration.

For more common questions, please read the plugin FAQ listed in the developer site.

Reviews

30 January 2023 1 reply
I have tried moving a wordpress site from a multi-site network environment to a single site configuration with a number of tools and the Elementor site never came out correctly. With Prime Mover, it was an easy process and the new single site looks great! Thanks!
21 January 2023 6 replies
Update : no Trojans injected as indicated below . It was from theme developer. Works good. The plugin works just fine, but noticed its ingesting a Java script Trojan upon exporting your website. Beware of using this plugin. See the attached image and this js was never part of the website, but upon exporting it, prime mover is injecting Trojans. Injected assets=>js=>plugins=>jquery.syotimer.min.js into my themes addon plugin.
30 December 2022 1 reply
Well done, I love it's simplicity and the branding is also really nice, love the airplane theme ahahah, best!
30 December 2022 1 reply
This is the best WP website migration plugin, especially for the multisite - subsite migration feature., plus its very easy to use. Thanks for this plugin, its awesome!!!!
11 December 2022 1 reply
Wow ..... Experience. Very useful plugin. Thanks for making it available. So much goodness for free.
06 December 2022 1 reply
This plugin was so easy to use. I exported a multi site sub site to a package file, uploaded the package to the new site and did the Restore. Wow. Brilliant. (Before I found this I had to copy all the files, then export the sub site's db tables, and the users tables, then do a lot of search/replaces and some hand editing of the users tables. Time consuming and error prone)
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Changelog

1.8.0

  • Feature: Full support of non-writable wp-config.php.
  • Fixed: PHP Warning: Zend OPcache API is restricted by “restrict_api” configuration directive.
  • Fixed: Unable to create plugin manager script if MU plugins directory is not writable.
  • Fixed: Runtime error on export due to third party plugin conficts.
  • Fixed: Issues with exporting user taxonomies.
  • Fixed: Missing constants on uninstall for non-writable wp-config.php.
  • Fixed: Usability issue on upload misconfiguration error message.

1.7.2

  • Fixed: Compatibility issues with ModSecurity module.
  • Fixed: Unable to activate Prime Mover due to hardcoded home/site URL constants in restricted config file.
  • Fixed: Updated to latest Freemius 2.5.3 SDK.
  • Fixed: Fatal error in Google Drive API when using PHP 5.6/7.0.
  • Fixed: Bumped up PHP version requirement for Google Drive API to PHP 7.1+.

1.7.1

  • Fixed: Deprecation notices and errors in PHP 8.1.
  • Fixed: CORS issue with font assets.
  • Fixed: Remote URL authorization issues with CORS.
  • Fixed: cURL errors in processing HEAD request with PHP 8.0+.
  • Fixed: Argument #1 ($handle) must be passed by reference, value given in PHP 8.0+.
  • Fixed: Updated Freemius SDK to latest version 2.5.2 and compatibility fixes.
  • Fixed: Issues on PRO upgrade workflow from free version.
  • Fixed: Performance issues in remote URL migration feature.

See the previous changelogs in changelog.txt.