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Backup & Restore WPBackItUp

Backup plugin to create a full backup (files + database) that can be used to easily restore, duplicate, clone, or migrate any WordPress website.

Is WPBackItUp really free?

Yes, we have provided WPBackItUp free to the WordPress community since 2012. We do this because we don't want there to be any reason you aren't backing up your WordPress site, it's that important.

The free version is made possible by our generous premium customers. Please use WPBackItUp free for as long as needed but if you are able, consider supporting our community by becoming a premium customer. See http://www.wpbackitup.com/premium for details.

Can I manually restore my WPBackItUp archive(zip)?

Sure! The backup archive generated by WPBackItUp contains everything you need to restore your WordPress site. We even created a guide to help you. Please see our online documentation for details.

Is there an easier way to restore my backup zips?

Yes, the premium version of WPBackItUp provides a one click restore option. If you can click a button then you can restore your site. Please see http://www.wpbackitup.com for pricing info and our no-risk offer.

How long do backups take?

WPBackItUp is really fast. Unless your site is extremely large(many gigabytes) it should only take a few minutes for your backup to complete. If your back up has been running for longer than 15 minutes then there may be an issue. Before contacting support please close your browser and try the backup again. If it continues happening, contact support.

Will the plugin work on shared hosts, sub domains or my host?

Yes, WPBackItUp has been around since 2012 and has over 100,000 installs all over the world. WPBackItUp can be used safely and easily on most hosts and set-ups.

Will WPBackItUp work on Windows hosting?

Yes. WPBackItUp works on both Windows and Linux hosts. WPBackItUp even works with WordPress sites hosted on Windows Azure.

Does this plugin backup to Amazon S3, dropbox or google drive?

Not yet but this feature will be available in an upcoming version of WPBackItUp. We listen to requests so if this is an important feature to you then please let us know by submitting a feature request.

Is there an auto back up schedule feature?

Yes, but this feature is only available with the premium version of WPBackItUp. Please see http://www.wpbackitup.com for pricing info and our no-risk offer.

Will WPBackItUp work with WordPress version x.x?

WPBackItUp works on the current release of WordPress and is updated to function with all new releases.

Can my backup be used to restore to a different version of WordPress?

This is a tough one. In many cases the backups created by WPBackItUp can be used to restore to a different version of WordPress but this is not recommended. It is very important that you keep all your WordPress versions the same but if you find yourself in this situation then all may not be lost. Please contact support before attempting this on your own.

Will WPBackItUp work on WordPress Multisite?

Yes, WPBackItUp supports multisite but at this time we can only backup and restore entire networks.

Does WPBackItUp backup the WordPress database?

Yes it does. Your entire database will be exported into a SQL file and saved in the backup archive created by WPBackItUp. This file is used by WPBackItUp premium to restore your site and may be also be used for manual restores. Please see http://www.wpbackitup.com for information about WPBackItUp premium or for manual-restore instructions

Does the plugin backup the database details as well?

Yes, the database export contains everything related to the database.

Can I make a basic WordPress site, with all my desired plugins and settings, make a few pages, setup permalinks, remove all the default junk and then use it as a template for all my new WordPress sites?

Yes. WPBackItUp is used by many professional designers & developers just this way. Once you have your WordPress site setup the way you want, just BackItUp and use that backup archive as a starting point for all your new sites.

Does WPBackItUp need to be installed?

Yes, WPBackItUp is just like any other WordPress plugin. You must install it on any site that you wish to perform a backup or restore.

Does WPBackItUp backup plugins settings or just the plugins themselves?

WPBackItUp creates a backup of everything. This includes plugins, plugin settings, themes, theme settings, pages, posts, users, uploads, everything.

Do you have any idea when a WordPress site becomes too large for WPBackItUp to handle?

WPBackItUp can be used to backup very large sites. We`ve tested up to 5 themes, 20 plugins and more than 100 posts/pages without any issues.

Do you do regularly update this product to match with WP version updates?

Yes. We continually improve WPBackItUp and test it with every new version of WordPress.

I am not running the most recent version of WPBackItUp. Should I upgrade?

Yes, please make sure you are always running the current version of WPBackItUp.

Further Support & Feedback

General support questions should be posted in the WordPress support forums. If you are WPBackItUp premium customer then support requests may be submitted the portal support.wpbackitup.com

Our online documentation and full list of FAQs can be found at support.wpbackitup.com

Requires: 3.8.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 30,000+


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