Q: Do I need DesktopServer in order to use WPSiteSync?

We were at a conference not too long ago. Besides seeing old friends, we met new WPSiteSync enthusiasts!

The question that kept popping up was whether DesktopServer is required in order for WPSiteSync to function. We are excited to say: No!

WPSiteSync was designed from the beginning to work with any two WordPress sites. And we do mean any!

While your Source site (the site you’re moving your Content from) can be a local site running on DesktopServer, it can also be built using WAMP, LAMP, IIS, Vagrant or any number of other technologies.

Your Target site (the site you’re moving your Content to) can also use any technology. We’ve used another DesktopServer site as a Target site, as well as a staging environment on a test server, a subdomain on a live server, and a production environment running your live site. The two sites don’t even need to be running the same version of WordPress for WPSiteSync to be able to synchronize content between them. Cool or what?

So as long as you have two WordPress sites and you want to be able to synchronize Content between them, WPSiteSync can help with that. Even if DesktopServer is not part of your Workflow.

If you’ve used WPSiteSync in new and interesting ways, we’d love to hear your story. Tell us about your development or staging environments and how you’re using WPSiteSync and we’ll share that with our audience.

In celebration of the Holiday Season, we will be honoring the Trailblazer Membership Discount at 40% OFF! For your convenience, we have also listing the Black Friday Special for DesktopServer below! Enjoy. Have a super weekend.

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  1. Russell Eubanks on May 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    How about syncing with Formidable Form Pro?

    • Gregg Franklin on June 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      I will add this as a feature request.

  2. Glenn Sinclair on July 2, 2017 at 12:18 am

    How about you guys chuck some links in the FAQ and the Knowledgebase area on the Serverpress site back to here at Site Synch… because I am often there, and there are no obvious links back to here… SO I have to remember to do it manually as it were !!!

    • Gregg Franklin on November 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Glenn,

      That’s a good idea.

  3. Christian on December 1, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Setting up on the source site using correct URL, correct admin and password , throws the message: Error authenticating user on Target: Unable to authenticate on Target site.
    I triple checked that admin and password are correct to login and publish content on the target site.
    source wp version is 4.7.5
    target wp version is 4.9.1


    • Gregg Franklin on December 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Hello Christian, could you open a support ticket over at http://wpsitesync.com/contact/? That way we can ask for some credentials and test on the Target. – Thanks

  4. Anwar on March 29, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Does WP Site Sync Pro work with Elementor Pro ?

    • Gregg Franklin on May 18, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Not at this time.

      • freakatiki on July 13, 2018 at 3:14 am

        and now? 🙂 elementor is being used on a lot(!) of wordpress installs.
        hope you will implement compatibility soon, which would help wpsitesync to become useful to more.

        • Gregg Franklin on July 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm

          Elementor is on the roadmap.

  5. Pip Baddock on September 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Any update on elementor support?

    • VisaPlace IT Support on March 2, 2022 at 8:04 pm

      Same here, looking for an elementor support update.

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