David Z. on G2 Crowd
3 years ago
03/08/2019, 16:37 PM
"Duplicator Pro - great plugin for migrating wordpress websites"
What do you like best?
It works, even on less-than-optimal shared hosting providers. The interface is intuitive and easy to follow. When there are problems generating a duplicator package the troubleshooting steps that automatically appear are also helpful and generally solve the issue without much fuss. There are a lot of options available to both WordPress users and developers who are looking for easier ways to move sites around, and Duplicator Pro works well for us.
What do you dislike?
The installer script tries to process the zip file before it allows you to input database credentials. If you didn't specify the destination details when the installer was created, this is slightly inefficient. It's a minor point and probably somewhat subjective, but I liked the older versions of Duplicator that allowed you to pre-fill the settings even in the generated installer script versus requiring those already be specified when the package is created.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Try the free Duplicator version to get a feel for things, when you encounter situations where the free version is not sufficient, you should give the Pro version a shot. We have not been disappointed!
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Duplicator Pro saves our team substantial time when migrating, deploying, staging, copying, or otherwise interacting with WordPress installations. It eliminates a lot of the troubleshooting & unnecessary workarounds that moving between different environments usually takes. The options available through the plugin make it robust enough to accommodate all of the situations we've thrown at it so far -- it has already paid for itself in time savings compared to other options like manually copying databases and files around.