Migrate WordPress Website & Backups – Prime Mover


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 / Microsoft IIS / Localhost).
  • Clone single site and restore it to any server.
  • Clone subsite in multisite and restore it as single-site or multisite.
  • Debug package.

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.
  • One-click button to delete all packages, temporary files, and logs.
  • Option to enable/disable migration and advance logging.
  • Configure migration parameters to optimize and tweak backup/migration packages.
  • It includes all complete restoration options at your own choice and convenience.
  • You can use the settings screen to manage all basic and plugin advanced configurations.



  • 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


  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.


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

  • The free version has no restriction on package size, number of websites, mode of migration (single-site or multisite will work). We don’t put that kind of limitation.
  • The free version supports full WordPress multisite migration.
  • 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 no settings on it. 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 8.0 (PRO version requires at least PHP 7.0).
  • The code is following PHP-fig coding standards (standard PHP coding guidelines).
  • 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.


شتنبر 11, 2021
Migrating subsite of one multisite to another server and domain, without any problems. Great work!
غشت 3, 2021
You have no idea how many attempts I made to duplicate my site with a variety of other popular plugins over the last week. I had to delete GBs of useless or timed-out incomplete backups they left me with when my server approached its data limit, and I still couldn't install anything at the new location. This one just did what I wanted with no fuss, in a nice manageable file size, and now I finally have my staging site on a separate server, just as I wanted. Thank you. I've relocated sites before so knew it shouldn't be as difficult as the others made it, but this one was actually easier than I remember.
يوليوز 9, 2021
FINALLY a plugin that does migrations and backups properly! Long overdue. I've searched so long. It's really just "click button, create backup" and "click button, upload backup, do import". No fuss, it just works. All of it. Fantastic. This will be my go-to plugin for the foreseeable future.
يونيو 14, 2021
I never post reviews, but this plugin really deserves to be reviewed. If you have a site to migrate, or just part of a multi-site like me, go for it!
يونيو 13, 2021
Spent the entire day looking for a simple, easy to use migration plugin with decent site size limit, possibility of uploading the export package on FTP and no total purge of destination DB. After crashing the destination multi site several times by using other plugins this one finally did it like a charm! This plugin really deserves 5 stars and more downloads and installations. Thank you so much!
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Contributors & Developers

“Migrate WordPress Website & Backups – Prime Mover” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed: Runtime error with theme import for nested themes.
  • Fixed: Removed dependency with writable WordPress root directory.
  • Fixed: Improved compatibility with Managed WordPress hosting setups.
  • Fixed: Performance issues during package upload.
  • Fixed: Unable to complete package upload due to third party plugin conflicts.


  • Fixed: Issues with package download due to SSL mixed content issues.
  • Fixed: Incorrect ABSPATH computation in export.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility issues with sites using custom wp-content directory.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility issues with sites using custom uploads directory.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility issues with WordPress installed on its own different directory.


  • Fixed: Block third party code from interfering export process.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility with Advanced Scripts plugin.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility with WP All-In-One Security.
  • Fixed: Incompatibility with Xcloner backup plugin.
  • Fixed: Performance issues on export process.
  • Fixed: Usability issue on plugin action links.
  • Fixed: Freemius incompatibility issues.
  • Fixed: Usability issues when multisite only has a main site as the site.

See the previous changelogs in changelog.txt.