This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

wp Time Machine


Create archives of all your WordPress data & files and have them stored remotely. That’s right! Remote storage of…

  1. Your data (from your WordPress MySQL database)
  2. Your files (and Uploads) — everything in wp-content
  3. Your .htaccess file
  4. Instructions for a smooth recovery
  5. A shell script that can help automate recovery — though this is still a “work in progress”

You provide the remote account; this plugin provides a connection to the offsite facility you choose. Choose from…

  1. You can use Dropbox:
  2. Also, archives can be ‘sent’ to Amazon’s AWS S3:
  3. And, FTP is now supported as well (just provide an offsite host, username & password, and optionally a remote directory on that host)

Some recent improvements include:

  1. A new option to exclude cache directories
  2. Automatic exclusion of MySQL tables that don’t start with your table prefix

Check out for more information.

This Plugin requires PHP5 (Version 2.0.20 was the last release to support PHP4)


The easiest way to install:

  1. Under the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress select ‘Add New’
  2. Enter ‘wp Time Machine’ into the search box
  3. Choose the ‘install’ option

The Subversion way:

  1. Navigate to wp-content/plugins/
  2. svn co ./wp-time-machine

And, the old way:

  1. Download the plugin archive and expand it
  2. Put the unzipped files in your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Click “wp Time Machine” in the Settings Menu


Here are the best places to get help… [The WordPress forum]


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