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[resolved] Multisite compatible? (11 posts)

  1. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using wordpress 3.4.2 and (on another site) 3.5 and UpdraftPlus v1.2.16

    Is it compatible with multisites?
    If not are there any thoughts of including this feature in the near future?

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/updraftplus/

  2. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, it's not multisite compatible. I have no particular plans to make it so as multisite is rather niche. If someone hired me commercially I would do it, but otherwise it won't happen (unless someone else writes a patch and sends it in).

  3. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ...as multisite is rather niche.

    I actually don't think so. "Niche" defines a very narrow area of why multisite has been introduced to WordPress, but anyways.....

    I still think it would be great if and when you provide FULL WordPress v3.5 compatibility.
    I leave the post as resolved since you (as the plugin author) decided so. :)

  4. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I also think it would be great if everyone would give me lots of free stuff now....... but unfortunately that happens not so often.

  5. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right... Right... Point taken. Enjoy :)

  6. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I may produce a multisite version as a premium extra one day... keep looking and it may turn up...

  7. marikamitsos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. That would be great. :)

    PS: In the meantime (if someone is interested) BackWPup does an excellent job for multisites as well. We use it on all of our multisites and works out of the box.

  8. GaryCameron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Multi-site isn't as niche or as scary as some people may think. There seem to be a fair number of people using it. I am testing this plugin on two multi-site installs and have done the following:

    Network Activate and configure the backup through the main blog. (Need to be Super Admin to do this.)

    I see only two things that need to happen in order for this plugin to function correctly with multi-site. Both of which the plugin SHOULD be doing already.

    1 - Grab ALL database tables.

    2 - Make sure ALL of wp-content is backed up minus any cache folders. (Multi-site adds two folders: blogs.dir; mu-plugins)

    Am I missing anything?

  9. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it backs up all db tables (that have the WordPress prefix - not any other applications you're using in the same MySQL database), and backs up anything in wp-content (except what you explicitly exclude).

    The only thing I thought of was, if you network activate, then aren't you giving all blogs the ability to back up and restore the entire network? i.e. a potential security/privacy breach. So, my thoughts on what needed doing was, I need to change some admin checks for super-admin checks, and store settings in the site rather than in the current blog. Was that how you understood it?

  10. GaryCameron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You have confirmed that the backup sequence works as I expected. Since my wife and I are the only people with dashboard access to our sites I hadn't considered permissions for other users.

    If you make the settings available on the Network Admin page only and suggest Network Activation for multi-site, that should take care of the permissions problem. Technically that is where it belongs anyway for a multi-site install.

    I appreciate your work by the way and I very much enjoy using it.

  11. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Gary, unfortunately WordPress multisite has a very different set of internals for dealing with network-admin settings as opposed to blog settings. It's a whole load of different code.

    I decided to release the multisite version as "UpdraftPlus Premium" - http://updraftplus.com. UpdraftPlus (free) continues to work as described above.

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