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.
  • 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 7.4
  • 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.


23 oktober 2020
One of the only plugins to offer Multi-site to Single-site migrations in it base functionality so was perfect for my requirement. I hit a bug during my migration so raised a support ticket and received excellent, knowledgeable and timely support that was above and beyond the support levels I have experienced from paid-for plugins. Many Thanks. 6 stars 😀
21 oktober 2020
Thank you for such a great plugin, it's definitely the best competitor to most popular migration plugins, I tried most of them and Prime mover really surprised me with its functionality and simplicity
14 oktober 2020
I tried using many many free plugins for migrating my site from localhost multisite setup to server host single-site setup. but none worked successfully. Prime Mover plugin finally did the job. However, the IMPORT feature inside the plugin gave some difficulty but uploading the migration package directly to the server via FTP solve the problem. I had sent an email to the developer and within 24 hrs got a reply with a proper solution. When you want to migrate your sub-site from a multisite setup to single-site setup, you will face many problems with free plugins. some will not support multisite, some will throw errors, some will not support localhost.
12 oktober 2020
Had an import error and Emerson went on a spree to get it fixed asap. Of all the sub-site migration plugins I've tried, this is best and easiest by far. And the support is what sets it apart even further 😀
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  • Fixed: Legacy main site search replace issues.
  • Fixed: Runtime error during plugin restore in multisite for some site configurations.
  • Fixed: Broken main site query for database names using hypens.
  • Fixed: Runtime error during theme restoration in multisite (for some configurations).
  • Fixed: Compatibility with WordPress 5.6


  • Fixed: Outdated Freemius SDK Library.
  • Fixed: Performance issues on plugin activation for some servers.
  • Fixed: Support for main site export and import.


  • Fixed: Runtime fatal errors during restore caused by corrupted files inside WPRIME package.
  • Fixed: Search and replace URL issues in legacy multisites.
  • Fixed: Refreshed Elementor cache when migrating sites that uses Elementor plugin.

See the previous changelogs in changelog.txt