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The WP Remote WordPress Plugin

WP Remote is a free web app that enables you to easily manage all of your WordPress powered sites from one place.

2.7.6 (18 Sept 2014)

  • Fixed issue with plugins not being reactivated when updated on an MU WordPress install
  • Fixed issue with child themes reporting an available update whenever the parent theme has an available update

2.7.5 (10 Sept 2014)

  • Fixed WordPress 4.0 issues with json_encode of a WP_Error object which would result in malformed responses from the WP_Remote WordPress plugin
  • Added FAQ to readme
  • Updated incompatible plugins list

2.7.3 (12 May 2014)

  • Added the ability to return basic content information for the site - post count, user count, plugin count etc.
  • Updated contribution guidelines

2.7.2 (22 January 2014)

  • Misc improvements to the accuracy of the backup restart mechanism.
  • Inline styles to insure the API key prompt always appears, even if a theme or plugin may hide admin notices.

2.7.1 (23 December 2013)

  • Bug fix: Restore plugin and theme installation mechanism.
  • Bug fix: On some hosts where getmypid() wasn't permitted, the backup process would be prematurely reported as killed.

2.7.0 (19 November 2013)

  • Improved durability of backups where the backup process can take more than 90 seconds.
  • New API support for posts, comments, and fixed support for users (oops).
  • Reporting and update integration with premium plugins that support ManageWP's API implementation.
  • Plugin, theme, and core updates now respect the DISALLOW_FILE_MODS constant.

2.6.7 (27 October 2013)

  • API improvement: specify database- and file-only backups
  • Bug fix: Make the backup download URL accessible on Apache servers again. The protective .htaccess was being generated with the wrong key.

2.6.6 (23 October 2013)

  • Bug fix: Due to some files moving around, WP Remote wasn't able to properly update the current version of the plugin.

2.6.5 (23 October 2013)

  • Incorporated a more reliable plugin re-activation process after update.
  • Bug fix: Properly delete backup folders for failed backups. Users may want to look inside of /wp-content/ for any folders named as *-backups. If they were created by WP Remote, they can be safely deleted.
  • Bug fix: Log the proper fields in history when a new user is created.

2.6.4 (2 October 2013)

  • Misc API improvements for Premium.
  • Bug fix: Disable all premium plugin and theme updates. Causing fatals too often.
  • Bug fix: Restore FTP-based core, theme, and plugin updates by properly accessing the passed credentials.

2.6.3 (10 September 2013)

  • Bug fix: Disabled updating BackupBuddy through WP Remote for BackupBuddy v4.1.1 and greater. BackupBuddy changed its custom update mechanism (as it's a premium plugin), which caused the WP Remote plugin not to function properly.

2.6.2 (2 September 2013)

  • Bug fix: Reactivating plugin after plugin upgrade.

2.6.1 (26 August 2013)

  • Add multiple API keys to your WP Remote plugin with a wpr_api_keys filter if you'd like to use more than WP Remote account with the site.
  • Plugin now supports localization. Please feel free to submit your translation.
  • Update HM Backup to v2.3
  • Bug fix: Properly handle timestamp values in database backups.
  • Bug fix: Use super randomized backup directories.


  • Change to using better hmac style authentication
  • Fix error for sites running =< WordPress 3.1


  • Remove BackUpWordPress, backups are now handled by the HM Backup class.
  • BackUpWordPress can now be used alongside WP Remote without issues.
  • Exclude .git and .svn folders from backups automatically.

2.4.12 & 2.4.13

  • Upgrade bundled BackUpWordPress to 2.1.3.
  • Fix an issue with Download Site on Apache servers.
  • Set the correct location for the BackUpWordPress language files.

2.4.10 + 2.4.11

  • Plugin release shenaningans.


  • Pull in latest BackUpWordPress which fixes a possible Fatal error caused by url_shorten being called outside the admin.


  • Pull in latest BackUpWordPress which fixes a possible Fatal error caused by misc.php being included to early.


  • Update to BackUpWordPress 2.1
  • Fix an issue that could cause backups to be run when they shouldn't have.
  • Only hide the backups menu item if the site doesn't have any non wpremote schedules.
  • Hide all BackUpWordPress admin notices.
  • Fix the button styles for the save API Key button in WordPress 3.5
  • Fix a possible warning in the WP_Filesystem integration, props @tillkruess (github).
  • Support for updating the Pagelines premium theme, props @tillkruess (github)


  • Support for updating the BackupBuddy premium plugin, props @tillkruess (github)

2.4.1 - 2.4.5

  • Minor bug fixes


  • Backups are now powered by BackUpWordPress.
  • The BackUpWordPress Plugin can no longer be run alongside WP Remote.
  • Show a message if a security plugin is active which could affect WP Remote.
  • Emphasise that you can deactivate the plugin to clear your API key.


  • PHP 5.2.4 compat.


  • WP_Filesystem support for servers which don't allow PHP direct filesystem access.
  • Support for monitoring and updating Gravity Forms.


  • Implemented API call for Core updates


  • Fixed excludes for backups directories
  • Started on remote core upgrades
  • Fix memory limit in WP 3.1


  • Use WPR_HM_Backup instead of HM_Backup (fixes compatibilty with backupwordpress)


  • Start keeping a changelog of plugin changes
  • Pass home_url, site_url and admin_url to WP Remote instead of guessing at them, fixes issues with the urls being wrong for non-standard WordPress installs
  • Better error message when you have the wrong API key entered.
Contribution guidelines

see https://github.com/humanmade/WP-Remote-WordPress-Plugin/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.14
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 60,000+


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