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BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version


112 reviews
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4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
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5 stars
By ,

THank you. working great (not using dropbox!)

5 stars
By ,

This is perfect.
Simple, fast and easy to conf. Thank you.

Local daily backups at night, and monthly backups via email.

5 stars
Reliable, fully featured and easy to use
By , for WP 3.5.1

Most of us won't need the pro paid version.

At the beginning I was getting a "time out 10 seconds" error but phoned my hosting provider and they extended it to 30 seconds and everything started working like a charm.

I have been testing it intensively and never failed.

Thank you for such an amazing plugin, for free. If I needed the pro version extra-functionalities I would not doubt buying it.

Keep the good work!

Five stars!

5 stars
By , for WP 3.5.1

Thanks. Danke.

5 stars
Dropbox and AWS S3 Support is fantastic
By ,

Super simple plugin! I use it with my Dropbox and S3 account and works everytime with no problem! Great job!

5 stars
website down due to backwpup
By , for WP 3.0.12


My website was not accessible to anyone today.
I found out from my hosting provider site5.con
that when accessing it, the page had a redirect loop.

They checked and came back saying "We've checked this and came to the conclusion that the error you are currently facing is due to a plug in called 'backwpup' You may want to try to deactivate this plug in."

Disabling plugin via ftp "backwpup" finally helped.

Was there an update today?
Why did this happen?
Please let me know on how I can go about using this plugin again.

Thank you.

5 stars
Awesome Plugin
By ,

Just not giving it a 5 because of all the other features I think it could use (deduplicated snapshots, rsync to conserve bandwidth, etc) but it is definitely the best app of its kind out there!

5 stars
I like it
By , for WP 3.5.1

Powerful tool, lots of useful options, auto-backup, manual backup, all I needed but support could be more responsive ;)

5 stars
Simple and usefull
By , for WP 3.5.1

I just discovered this and I did not test it much for the moment, but it looks very good until now. I've synced my dropbox in a few seconds, selected what I wanted to backup and it works out of the box.

I activated a daily backup cron job so I'll know if it really works well tomorrow, but I'm very impressed by the free portion of this plugin, easy to use, many cool options and the ui is great.

If I don't get any bugs in a week, I'll probably install this on a dozen of sites instead of my manual shitty backups :)

5 stars
This plugin is by FAR the best Backup solution, and support is great
By , for WP 3.5.1

I have to chime in and give this developer a TON of credit. I wish people wouldn't be so eager to post a negative review, especially when a developer provides awesome support (see his support page and the many timely replies).

I've looked at all the WP backup plugins out there, and IMO, this is by far the best backup solution I have found. And it by far exceeds all my expectations of what i was looking for originally. The developer has done a tremendous job and included so many options (what to backup, exclude, type of backup, remote backups, plugins and folders to exclude, plugin lists, wp export, scheduling options, auto notifications, etc. etc).

I just installed it on another site, and set up a weekly scheduled backup and kept most the defaults. It works flawlessly. I'm serious. This developer deserves a lot of credit for an amazing WP backup plugin. It's clearly one of the best plugins period. If you run into any issues, just go to the support site and post it. Don't jump the gun and post a negative comment. This plugin has a lot of options, and interfaces with 3rd party backup sites. There are surely going to be issues now and then.

My utmost thanks to the developer for all his work, a great backup utility, and outstanding support!

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