Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

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  • I spent most of my free time creating, updating, maintaining and supporting these plugins, if you really love my plugins and could spare me a couple of bucks, I will really appreciate it. If not feel free to use it without any obligations.


  • Note that this plugin passes your datababase password via –password in the command line of mysqldump. This is convenient but as a trade off, it is insecure.
  • On some systems, your password becomes visible to system status programs such as ps that may be invoked by other users to display command lines. MySQL clients typically overwrite the command-line password argument with zeros during their initialization sequence. However, there is still a brief interval during which the value is visible. Also, on some systems this overwriting strategy is ineffective and the password remains visible to ps. Source: End-User Guidelines for Password Security
  • If this is a concern to you, I recommend another database backup plugin called WP-DB-Backup
  • To know about the difference between WP-DBManager and WP-DB-backup, checkout What is the difference between WP-DBManager and WP-DB-Backup? in the FAQ section.


  1. Deactivate WP-DBManager Plugin
  2. Open wp-content/plugins Folder
  3. Put/Overwrite: Folder: wp-dbmanager
  4. Activate WP-DBManager Plugin
  5. Go to WP-Admin -> Database -> DB Options to re-configure the database options.


  • Admin - Backup DB
  • Admin - Empty/Drop Tables In DB
  • Admin - DB Information
  • Admin - Manage DB
  • Admin - Optimize DB
  • Admin - DB Options
  • Admin - DB Options
  • Admin - Repair DB
  • Admin - Run Query in DB


My database is not backed up / My backup file is 0Kb
  • Ensure that your host allows you to access mysqldump. You can try to narrow the problem by Debugging via SSH:
  1. In wp-dbmanager.php
  2. Find check_backup_files(); on line 230
  3. Add below it echo $command;
  4. Go to WP-Admin -> Database -> Backup
  5. Click Backup
  6. It should print some debugging statements
  7. Copy that line than run it in SSH
  8. If you need help on SSH contact your host or google for more info
What is the difference between WP-DBManager and WP-DB-Backup?
  • WP-DBManager uses mysqldump application to generate the backup and mysql application to restore them via shell.
  • WP-DB-Backup uses PHP to generate the backup. In some cases WP-DB-Backup will work better for you because it requires less permissions. Not all host allows you to access mysqldump/mysql directly via shell.
  • WP-DBManager allows you to have automatic optimizing and repairing of database on top of backing up of database.
Why do I get the message “Warning: Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public!”?
  • Ensure that you have renamed htaccess.txt to .htaccess and placed it in your backup folder (defaults to wp-content/backup-db/)
  • If you are 100% sure you have did that and have verfied that the folder no longer is accessible to the public by visiting the URL http://yousite.com/wp-content/backup-db/, you can safely disable the notice by going to WP-Admin -> Database -> DB Options and set Hide Admin Notices to Yes.


Must-have plugin for me


This plugin allows me to automaticaly repair, optimize, and backup my database on whatever schedule I want. Or I can do it manually whenever I make any significant site changes, then send the backup file to myself by email. It is about as easy to use as it gets. There are other functions as well, but optimize and backup are 99% of what I use it for -- and it's perfect!



Totally do not understand all these instructions, explanations and nothing worked. At least have a payment section to expedite for beginners to fix this. I dont have the patience.

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Version 2.78.1

  • NEW: Bump WordPress 4.7
  • FIXED: Undefined index: repair and repair_period

Version 2.78

  • FIXED: escapeshellcmd on Windows. Props Gregory Karpinsky.
  • FIXED: Move wp_mkdir_p() up before if check. Props Scott Allen.

Version 2.77

  • FIXED: Blank screen downloading backup
  • FIXED: Remove MySQL Version check to display tables stats

Version 2.76

  • NEW: Add wp_dbmanager_before_escapeshellcmd action just before escapeshellcmd()
  • FIXED: Missing / for Windows

Version 2.75

  • FIXED: When activating the plugin, copy index.php to the backup folder
  • FIXED: If you are on Apache, .htaccess will be copied to the backup folder, if you are on IIS, Web.config will be copied to the backup folder
  • FIXED: When choosing 1 Month(s) for Backup/Optimize/Repair, the next date calculation is wrong

Version 2.74

  • FIXED: escapeshellarg() already escape $, no need to double escape it

Version 2.73

  • FIXED: Unable to backup/restore database if user database password has certain special characters in them

Version 2.72

  • FIXED: Use escapeshellcmd() to escape shell commands. Props Larry W. Cashdollari.
  • FIXED: Do not allow LOAD_FILE to be run. Props Larry W. Cashdollari.
  • FIXED: Uses dbmanager_is_valid_path() to check for mysql and mysqldump path. Fixes arbitrary command injection using backup path. Props Larry W. Cashdollari.
  • FIXED: Uses realpath() to check for backup path. Fixes arbitrary command injection using backup path. Props Larry W. Cashdollari.

Version 2.71

  • NEW: Bump to 4.0

Version 2.70

  • New: Uses WordPress 3.9 Dashicons
  • NEW: Allow you to hide admin notices in the DB Options page
  • NEW: Allow Multisite Network Activate
  • NEW: Uses WordPress uninstall.php file to uninstall the plugin
  • NEW: Uses wp_mail() to send email instead of PHP mail()
  • NEW: New From E-mail, From Name & Subject template
  • FIXED: Issues with email from field if site title contains , (comma)
  • FIXED: Notices

Version 2.65

  • FIXED: Set default character set to UTF-8. Props Karsonito

Version 2.64

  • FIXED: Use intval() instead of is_int() when checking for port number. Props Webby Scots

Version 2.63 (03-05-2011)

  • NEW: Added Auto Repair Functionality
  • NEW: Added nonce To All Forms For Added Security

Version 2.61 (30-04-2011)

Version 2.60 (01-12-2009)

  • FIXED: Bug In Cron Backup On Windows Server

Version 2.50 (01-06-2009)

  • NEW: Works For WordPress 2.8 Only
  • NEW: Uses jQuery Framework
  • NEW: Ensure That .htaccess Is In Backup Folder By Informing The User If It Is NOT There
  • NEW: Use _n() Instead Of __ngettext() And _n_noop() Instead Of __ngettext_noop()
  • FIXED: Uses $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’] With plugin_basename(FILE) Instead Of Just $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]

Version 2.40 (12-12-2008)

  • NEW: Works For WordPress 2.7 Only
  • NEW: Load Admin JS And CSS Only In WP-DBManager Admin Pages
  • NEW: Added database-admin-css.css For WP-DBManager Admin CSS Styles
  • NEW: Uses admin_url(), plugins_url() And site_url()
  • NEW: Better Translation Using __ngetext() by Anna Ozeritskaya
  • NEW: Right To Left Language Support by Kambiz R. Khojasteh
  • FIXED: SSL Support
  • FIXED: Bug In Downloading Backups In Other Languages by Kambiz R. Khojasteh
  • FIXED: Bug In Backup/Restore On Windows Server When Path To mysqldump/mysql Or Backup File Contains Space Kambiz R. Khojasteh
  • FIXED: In database-manage.php, $nice_file_date Was Calculated More Than Once by Kambiz R. Khojasteh
  • FIXED: Returning Only DBManager Cron Schedules

Version 2.31 (16-07-2008)

  • NEW: Works For WordPress 2.6
  • FIXED: Unable To Optimize Or Repair Tables If Table Name Contains – (dash)

Version 2.30 (01-06-2008)

  • NEW: Uses /wp-dbmanager/ Folder Instead Of /dbmanager/
  • NEW: Uses wp-dbmanager.php Instead Of dbmanager.php
  • NEW: Added Minute(s) Option To Backup And Optimize Cron Jobs
  • NEW: Uses GiB, MiB, KiB Instead Of GB, MB, KB

Version 2.20 (01-10-2007)

  • NEW: Added –skip-lock-tables Argument When Backing Up Database
  • NEW: Limit The Maximum Number Of Backup Files In The Backup Folder
  • NEW: Ability To Uninstall WP-DBManager

Version 2.11 (01-06-2007)

  • NEW: Sort Database Backup Files By Date In Descending Order
  • NEW: Added Repair Database Feature
  • NEW: Automatic Scheduling Of Backing Up And Optimizing Of Database

Version 2.10 (01-02-2007)

  • NEW: Works For WordPress 2.1 Only
  • NEW: Removed database-config.php
  • NEW: Localize WP-DBManager
  • NEW: Added The Ability To Auto Detect MYSQL And MYSQL Dump Path

Version 2.05 (01-06-2006)

  • FIXED: Database Table Names Not Appearing Correctly
  • NEW: DBManager Administration Panel Is XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Version 2.04 (10-05-2006)

  • FIXED: Unable To Download Backup DB Due To Header Sent Error
  • FIXED: Some XHTML Code Fixes

Version 2.03 (01-04-2006)

  • FIXED: Run Query Box Too Big
  • FIXED: Header Sent Error
  • FIXED: Extra Slashes For Mysql/Mysql Dump Path
  • FIXED: Mismatch Date Due To GMT

Version 2.02 (01-03-2006)

  • NEW: Improved On ‘manage_database’ Capabilities
  • NEW: Added GigaBytes To File Size
  • NEW: Added ALTER Statement To Allowed Queries
  • NEW: Able To Empty/Drop Tables
  • NEW: Able To EMail Database Backup File
  • NEW: Splitted database-manager.php Into Individual Files
  • NEW: Merge Restore And Delete Backup Database
  • NEW: Included .htaccess File To Protect Backup Folder
  • NEW: Checking Of Backup Status
  • FIXED: Using Old Method To Add Submenu
  • FIXED: PHP Short Tags
  • FIXED: Redirect Back To The Same Page Instead Of Manage Database Page After Submitting Form

Version 2.01 (01-02-2006)

  • NEW: Added ‘manage_database’ Capabilities To Administrator Role

Version 2.00 (01-01-2006)

  • NEW: Compatible With WordPress 2.0 Only
  • NEW: GPL License Added

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