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Shipper Pro

Shipper Pro moves WordPress Websites from host to host, local to production, development to live, top to bottom without using FTP or SFTP – WordPress migration has never been this easy. Shipper Pro is the super transporter that securely moves your entire site to any location with a click. Simple WordPress website migration. Ahoy!
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Downloads 41,532
Active Installs 8,065
Ultra Compatible
Version 1.1.3

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Version 1.1.3

  • Fix: Fatal error issues on certain setups while creating a package


Version 1.1.3
  • Fix: Fatal error issues on certain setups while creating a package

Version 1.1.2
  • Fix: Installer.php doesn't work properly on some hosts because of missing the function mysqli_fetch_all

Version 1.1.1
  • Fix: the "My sites" link points to the source site when a multisite is imported from a package.

Version 1.1
  • Add: Introducing a new non-API based migration method called Package Migration. You can now create a package (.zip) of your website that you can upload to your server and follow an installation wizard to complete the migration.
  • Add: Advanced filters added to API Migrations method and Package migration method.
  • Add: Ability to use a custom database prefix while migrating your websites.
  • Improvement: The speed and stability of API migrations. API method has become a lot faster when resources are available on a host but fall back to the slower but reliable migration algorithm when resources are not available on a host.
  • Fix: Some plugin's settings were not being migrated properly.

Version 1.0.3
  • Feature: Restrict Shipper access to Dash user and add a Permissions tab in Shipper settings
  • Improvement: Improve Import/Export workflow, also we remove the Add Destination because it is not needed anymore
  • Improvement: UI/UX for Preflight check
  • Fix: Conflict with some heart-beat manager like Heartbeat Control, which prevent the preflight and migration progresses get updated
  • Fix: In some cases, migration will be fail if a DB table larger than 5MB
  • Fix: Migration failed but success message was sent
  • Fix: Show correct size of the remote install when running import task.
  • Fix: Better notification message for not approved users

Version 1.0.2
  • Add: Add a method to rerun pre-flight check in every tab
  • Add: Auto-remove site from the Shipper API on plugin removal
  • Add: Automatically fetch latest API for new sites on install
  • Add: Support Whitelabel in Shipper
  • Add: Additional dashboard login check messages
  • Fix: Improve restore reliability by solving conflict with plugins
  • Fix: Fix multiple S3 object instantiations
  • Fix: Deprecate Add Destination modals
  • Fix: Improve the error states in pre-flight check
  • Fix: Notice content aligment in the Welcome to Shipper popup
  • Fix: Improved Export -> Ready to Migrate screen layout
  • Fix: Update the Ready to Sail status on issues addressed
  • Fix: Deprecate Continue Anyway button in the Requirement Failed modal
  • Fix: Update the Shipper character
  • Fix: Placement of Back buttons
  • Fix: Update copy of Package Size pre-flight check
  • Fix: Remove Greeting modal if it's not the users first website
  • Fix: Update the package size on excluding the large files

  • Fix: add cooldown time for credentials negotiation.
  • Fix: add exponential backoff times for API communication failures.

Version 1.0.1
  • Add: password protection detection
  • Add: migration health check notifications
  • Add: a way to remove a site that from the list
  • Add: support for including/excluding wp-config
  • Add: support for not replacing source domains in emails
  • Fix: treat themes as active content, like plugins
  • Fix: conflict with Amazon Web Services
  • Fix: migrations involving object cache
  • Fix: conflict with Mollie Payments for WooCommerce
  • Fix: default config deployments

Version 1
  • Initial release
Shipper is the simplest way to move your WordPress sites. One-click site migration and no FTP.
  • API driven = no load on your site
  • One-click site migration import/export
  • Automated pre-flight system check
  • Find and replace for moving to a new domain
  • Move entire Multisite networks
  • Detailed transport support logs

Shipper Pro provides safe stable passage for migrating any WordPress website large or small. Move your or your client sites with a click

Site Migration Have You Jumping Overboard? Shipper Pro Will Move Your sites With A Click!


Move Huge Sites

Shipper’s file transporter moves files one at a time for increased stability.

Multisite Migrator

Move entire networks to any location with Shipper’s Multisite integration.

Develop Local

Build on your local machine and push your site to your server with Shipper.


Trigger your website migration from both the sending and receiving site.

Find and Replace

Shipper automatically updates all of your internal linking.

Transport Log

Generate detailed reports of your site travels for reporting and troubleshooting.

Shipper getting started
Easily move your sites with Shippers dedicated secure servers.

Ready for a Hosting Upgrade?

Shipper Pro makes light work of site migration. Take back control of where your sites are hosted.

Ready for an upgrade? Shipper Pro is a master at logistics. Choose a hot new provider and let Shipper do the rest.

Shipper import and export
Just select to import or export a new site.

Move Huge Sites

Shipper Pro uses the WPMU DEV super API to connect and port files, bypassing load restrictions.

Transfer huge sites and large files without being interrupted by servers timing out. With Shipper Pro it’s smooth sailing.

What About Multisite?

Shipper multisite migration
Migrate both single and Multisite networks.

Multisite is wildly powerful and adds complexity, and that’s precisely what Shipper Pro is here for. This captain is specifically engineered to handle the added load of moving a WordPress network so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Shipper site information
Shipper makes it easy to find and analyze your sites system information.

Detailed Transport Log & System Information

Shipper creates detailed downloadable logs for each migration and makes it easy to access details about your server configuration.

If you encounter any issues porting a site, the WPMU DEV support crew will help ensure a successful transfer.

Packages make manual site migration a breeze.

Zip, Download & Move

Want to move your site manually? Shipper does that too. Shipper can zip your site into a downloadable package that can be quickly installed on a server of your choosing. Packages can even be password protected for additional migration protection Fast, safe and secure.

Shipper migration options
Use Migration options to help ensure a clean simple transfer from server to server.

Migration Options

Each host is unique with custom system configurations. Shipper runs a pre-check, reports any differences and adjusts to make your move a success.

Import or export, use the default temporary folder in WordPress or set a custom working directory. He’s got options.

Find and Replace

Shipper migration complete
Take the stress out of moving WordPress websites with Shipper.

But what about all my links? When moving your site to a new domain Shipper Pro will find and replace your links to match your new Domain. Moving your WordPress site has never been so easy.

Getting Started:

The complete Shipper setup guide is now located in the newly designed documentation section of our website. Access the full Shipper tutorial now, complete with improved navigation and upgraded learning tools:

Shipper Usage Documentation


Shipper Pro is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

WPMU DEV Guarantee

We guarantee that...

  • Shipper Pro will work as advertised
  • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
  • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Shipper Pro
  • Shipper Pro is secure, always updated and well coded

Money back guarantee!

While you have 7 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.

Shipper Features

Move WordPress sites and networks easily.

  • Import and export
  • No FTP/SFTP needed
  • Secure dedicated server
  • Pre-flight check
  • Zip package migration
  • File find and replace
  • Files-by-file porting
  • Large file detection
  • Move from host to host
  • Push from local to live
  • Detailed Shipper Logs
  • Display system Information
  • Runs in the background
  • Destination server configuration check
  • Package size check
  • Source check
  • Location check
  • Package check
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