BackupWordPress was created by our friends at HumanMade but is now under new ownership. We’re committed to opensource and WordPress and will provide free support for the many BackupWordPress fans.
We’ll make occasional updates to the free software – please send us any patches you’d like to see released here: https://github.com/orgs/xibodevelopment/
However, we’ll no longer be selling or supporting the paid add-ons (e.g. for backups to Dropbox and Google Drive). It’s certainly a good idea to backup to cloud storage to protect against server-wide risks.
For this we recommend UpdraftPlus WordPress Backups which can do things for free BackupWordPress Premium could do on a paid basis. Click here for full comparison.
BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. Try it now to see how easy it is!
This plugin requires PHP version 5.3.2 or later
mysqldumpfor faster backups if they are available.
The BackUpWordPress plugin is hosted on GitHub, if you want to help out with development or testing then head over to https://github.com/orgs/xibodevelopment/backupwordpress/
We’d also love help translating the plugin into more languages, if you can help then please visit https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/backupwordpress/dev/ to start translating.
The plugin will try to use the
zip commands via shell if they are available, using these will greatly improve the time it takes to back up your site.
Backups are stored on your server in
/wp-content/backups, you can change the directory.
Important: By default BackUpWordPress backs up everything in your site root as well as your database, this includes any non WordPress folders that happen to be in your site root. This does mean that your backup directory can get quite large.
We no longer be sell or support the paid add-ons (e.g. for backups to Dropbox and Google Drive). It’s certainly a good idea to backup to cloud storage to protect against server-wide risks. For this we recommend UpdraftPlus WordPress Backups which can do things for free BackupWordPress Premium could do on a paid basis. Click here for full comparison.
You need to download the latest backup file either by clicking download on the backups page or via
Unzip the files and upload all the files to your server overwriting your site. You can then import the database using your hosts database management tool (likely
Most servers have a filesize limit on email attachments, it’s generally about 10mb. If your backup file is over that limit, it won’t be sent attached to the email. Instead, you should receive an email with a link to download the backup. If you aren’t even receiving that, then you likely have a mail issue on your server that you’ll need to contact your host about.
BackUpWordPress stores the last 10 backups by default.
Unless your site is very large (many gigabytes) it should only take a few minutes to perform a backup. If your back up has been running for longer than an hour, it’s safe to assume that something has gone wrong. Try de-activating and re-activating the plugin. If it keeps happening, contact support.
The issue is that your
wp-cron.php is not returning a
200 response when hit with a HTTP request originating from your own server, it could be several things. In most cases, it’s an issue with the server / site.
There are some things you can test to confirm this is the issue.
* Are scheduled posts working? (They use wp-cron as well.) * Are you hosted on Heart Internet? (wp-cron may not be supported by Heart Internet, see below for work-around.) * If you click manual backup, does it work? * Try adding `define( 'ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true );` to your `wp-config.php`. Do automatic backups work? * Is your site private (i.e. is it behind some kind of authentication, maintenance plugin, .htaccess)? If so, wp-cron won't work until you remove it. If you are and you temporarily remove the authentication, do backups start working?
The script to be entered into the Heart Internet cPanel is:
/usr/bin/php5 /home/sites/yourdomain.com/public_html/wp-cron.php (note the space between php5 and the location of the file). The file
chmod must be set to
If your backups are failing, it’s commonly caused by a lack of available resources on your server. To establish this is the case, exclude the complete (or parts of the) uploads folder and run a backup. If that succeeds, you know it’s probably a server issue. If it does not succeed, you can find further assistance on our support forums.
General support questions should be posted in the WordPress support forums, tagged with backupwordpress.
For development issues, feature requests or anybody wishing to help out with development checkout BackUpWordPress on GitHub.
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