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.



  • Migration Tools
  • Export Options
  • Restoring package zip via Import
  • Control Panel
  • Backups Management page


  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.


2 Aprile 2021
Wonderful plug-in. Before it was a lot of work to migrate a single site to a multisite preserving all users with their roles and credentials. I had to manually put the export file (12 MB) as a package on the new site to get it to work, but still — wonderful and easy.
28 Marzo 2021
And works perfectly (MU subsite to new site with 0 errors). Not many plugins do that properly (let alone free ones). If I have to use it again, I'll buy Pro (even though don't need the extra functionality 😉
4 Febbraio 2021
Awesome plugin ! So glad i found this plugin to move a single site into a multisite. Very smooth transfer from single to multisite in only a few clicks. Very easy to use and great support too !
18 Gennaio 2021
This is the best solution i've found to migrate a multisite subsite to another multisite network. Awesome plugin and the support is truly committed to providing the best service and solving the problem.
11 Gennaio 2021
This is a great plugin if you which to migrate single site to multisite without having to mess around with the database manually which can be quite cumbersome for a multisite as the user meta table need to be merged. As far as i now this is the only plugin which can export and merge a single site to multisite with a few clicks. The team is also offering excellent support and seems to be very open to introduce more support for tings like bbpress based on user feedback.
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Changelog (registro delle modifiche)


  • Fixed: Overwritten page template during restore.
  • Usability: Improve UX on package manager screen for ease of use.
  • Fixed: Updated automated tests for ease of maintenance.


  • Fixed: Export and restore AJAX not working due to cross-site origin issues.
  • Fixed: When a multisite subsite is created, automatically create the export folders.
  • Fixed: Fatal error on Prime Mover account page on multisite.
  • Fixed: Deleted redundant export directories inside a multisite subsite uploads directory.


  • Fixed: Usability issues with using free and PRO version in multisites.
  • Fixed: Require minimum PHP version to PHP 7.0 when using PRO version.
  • Fixed: Compatibility with WordPress 5.7.
  • Fixed: Out of memory error when downloading packages in Windows server.
  • Fixed: Packages not auto-updating when changing markup.
  • Fixed: Core functionality errors when using limited license in multisites.
  • Fixed: PRO features not being correctly implemented in multisites.
  • Usability: Improve UX for easier use in desktop and mobile devices.

See the previous changelogs in changelog.txt