I already have an existing WP site running, and am currently learning how to work on my site locally. I followed the tutorial at http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-your-windows-computer-using-wamp/ and have WP installed locally now, works fine.

However this is the 'vanilla' WP installation; what I need is to migrate my entire site locally so I can work on the existing site locally. What would be the best way to go about it?


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I use the plugin Duplicator.
This will copy all files and databases in one package, migrate the databases,...
You can even set up filters to exclude/include certain files.

It takes 4-5 minutes to migrate everything to localhost and vice-versa.

  • I've done it manually but will try this plugin next time, thanks. :)
    – misaochan
    Sep 30, 2014 at 3:55

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