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 / Litespeed / Microsoft IIS / Localhost).
  • Clone single site and restore it to any server.
  • Clone subsite in multisite and restore it as single-site or multisite.
  • Supports legacy multisites.
  • Debug package.
  • Supports backup of the non-UTF8 single-site or multisite database.

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.
  • Configure migration parameters to optimize and tweak backup/migration packages.
  • It includes all complete restoration options at your own choice and convenience.
  • Full access to settings screen to manage all basic and plugin advanced configurations.
  • Migrate non-UTF8 database charset to standard UTF8 database charset (utf8mb4).
  • Migrate UTF8 database charset (utf8mb4) to non-UTF8 database charset (edge case scenario).



  • 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.

Perguntas frequentes

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

  • The free version has no restriction on package size, number of websites or mode of migration (single-site or multisite will work). (Note: Exporting/Restoring a multisite main site is a PRO feature)
  • The free version supports WordPress multisite migration on any number of subsites except that exporting/restoring the multisite main site is a PRO feature.
  • 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 built-in settings. 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 8.2+ (Google Drive feature requires at least PHP 7.1).
  • The code is following PHP-fig coding standards (standard PHP coding guidelines).
  • The free version supports backup and restoration of non-UTF8 sites. However, you need the PRO version to migrate non-UTF8 to the UTF8 (utf8mb4) database charset and vice versa.
  • 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.


3 Dezembro, 2023
The prime mover plugin is really amazing, it works so well and is so easy to use. But most importantly, everyone who already did a migration know, that because there is so many WordPress plugins, something can always be incompatible, and there is always some issue. I had a problem with one plugin being incompatible (because the plugin developer didnt followed best practices…). In this kind of case, support normally says "other plugin is not well coded, we cant do anything". And if you contact the other they says, "its the fault of the other plugin". And so you can't do anything. But here Emerson and his team were really supportive, they spent so much time, testing and testing again until it worked and had to make different updates and tests on my website, to make sure that it worked. They stand 100% under their plugin and thats really rare.Thanks you so much for your help!
30 Novembro, 2023 1 reply
The best migration tool used specially for WordPress MultiSite Website the backup was easily taken without any hassle. I usually use duplicator plugin but the feature on this plugin made it way easier to use and it is user friendly!
12 Novembro, 2023 1 reply
Having just tried every single migration plugin there is over the course of the last 2 days whilst I tried to migrate 20 different sites to a new host, this one rocks. It is the only tool that works. Period!
7 Novembro, 2023 1 reply
I had to migrate 13 sites out of a multisite. This plugin made the whole job easy. With the pro version you can migrate from an export URL which means no more packaging, downloading and uploading which saves your life if you're on a slow connection or moving. The customer support for the plugin was also great when I ran into issues moving three of those sites. They patched the problem the same day and I was able to continue work. I highly recommend this plugin, simplest and easiest to use migration plugin that I have used (and I've used a lot :).
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Registo de alterações


  • Fixed: BuddyPres avatar directory deleted during media import retry.
  • Fixed: Directory listing in Prime Mover directories (Credits: Dmitrii Ignatyev / Cleantalk Inc.)


  • Fixed: Fatal error caused by removed property use_mysqli in WP 6.4.
  • Fixed: Compatibility issues with BuddyPress and BuddyBoss plugin.
  • Fixed: Incorrect user IDs of logs after import for these plugins (Relevanssi, WP Fusion, GamiPress and LearnDash).
  • Fixed: Compatibility with WordPress 6.4.
  • Fixed: Runtime error with database restore created using MariaDB Page compression and checksum option.
  • Fixed: Updated Freemius SDK to latest version 2.6.0.


  • Fixed: Updated Freemius SDK to 2.5.12.
  • Fixed: Call to undefined function set_time_limit().
  • Fixed: Missing MO translation files after import.

See the previous changelogs in changelog.txt.