Wayne P. on G2 Crowd
3 months ago
11/25/2019, 01:08 AM
"Easily Recommend Duplicator Pro for Web Developers and Managers"
What do you like best?
I like the fact that with very little tweaking for most of my WordPress clients' sites, I can download complete encapsulated copies, and then be able to re-deploy the backup with minimum fuss, covering both files and database. For migrating sites from one server to another and even one domain name to another, Duplicator Pro has proved indispensable!
What do you dislike?
Very occasionally there are environments (available server/Apache packages) which Duplicator Pro has some issues re-constituting sites when re-deploying, but usually there is a work around. Also, I do sometimes forget to turn off WordFence Security first and not doing so will interfere with re-deployment and cause a headache until re-done. There should likely be a built-in warning (or I am not seeing it). Some of the "Notices" are more critical than others and the differentiation between them could be better.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I am using Duplicator Pro to 1) back-up websites before development changes, 2) to create staging sites, 3) to move client sites to new web hosts, and 4) occasionally to move sites to new domain names. Savings in time and confidence( especially since one cannot always transfer and test at the very same time) have proved totally invaluable.