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Last Updated: February 11, 2016

WordPress Duplicator Backup Plugin Create Package shows you how to to backup and create a quick package with all your files and database for later usage.

Latest News: I have updated the information.

WordPress Duplicator Backup Plugin Create Package Setup

Option 1 ) Go to Duplicator -> Packages -> Create New to set up the following options. See image below.

Note: Requirements: Pass is very important information. It lets you know that everything has passed. This lets you know that you should not have any issues in creating the packages and later on restoring or moving to a new server.

  • Name
  • Notes
  • Storage
  • Archive
  • Installer
  • Click on Next button to continue


Option 2 ) The following Storage lets you set up where you would like to store your backup. By default it will store your snapshot into your server. If you want to send the snapshot into Dropbox, FTP and or other storage option you need to puschase the Duplicator Pro Version.

Option 3 ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.


  • Format to select “At the present there is only one format available”
  • Enable Filters
  • Directories = root path, wp-uploads and clear
  • File extensions = media, archive and clear


Option 4 ) The following image allows you to select the following options.


  • Enable Filters = All or None


Option 5 ) The following image Installer allows you to enter and select the following options.


MySQL Server

  • Host
  • Host Port
  • Database
  • User

Advanced Options

  • SSL = Enforce on Admin and Enforce on Logins
  • Cache = Keep Enabled and Keep Home Path


  • New URL

Please Note: Even though you have the option to skip step 2, I would encourage you to perform this step. It is better to be safe than sorry.


Option 6 ) The following image Step 2: System Scan lets you now whether or not your system is good or has issues.


  • PHP Settings = Good
  • Cached Data = Good
  • Timeouts = Good


Option 7 ) The following image lets you now whether or not your system is good or has issues.


  • Total Size = Good
  • Invalid Names = Good
  • Large Files = Good


  • Total Size = Good
  • Table Details = Good
  • Large Files = Good
  • Click on Build button


Option 8 ) The following image Step 3: Build Package illustrates the package being built.


Option 9 ) The following image Step 3: Build Package illustrates the Package Completed. You then have the following options.

  • Down load Installer
  • Down load Archive
  • Down load All Packages


That is all you need to backup and clone your website.  If you think this free plugin is great you should try Duplicator Pro.

Click on the following link Troubleshooting to continue with the set up.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so make sure you come back for the latest updates.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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