WordPress Backup to Dropbox
[resolved] Changed default WordPress folder (4 posts)

  1. DeezNotes
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have installed WordPress into a sub-folder of the root of my website and it is now missing some files that it should be backing up. Where can I edit the path the plugin is using to get the root of the site? Can I hard-code this somewhere or put a "../" somewhere?

    Thanks in advance.


  2. Michael De Wildt
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin is only designed to backup a WordPress blog and its contents. Backing up folders outside of the ABSPATH is not supported.

    However, if you really want to do so you can add another path in class-wp-backup.php on line 131. Eg:


    This path has to be absolute and must be readable by apache to work.

  3. DeezNotes
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately, this change didn't work for me. It didn't change the "excluded folder" view from the plugin's settings, but I waited for the scheduled backup to start prior to posting the results just in case. I also didn't see the option to manually start a backup, but that's fine.

    Just to be certain, the file I modified was: [wp-content/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/Classes/class-wp-backup;php]

    Lines 130-132 original:

    			if (dirname (WP_CONTENT_DIR) . '/' != ABSPATH)

    Lines 130-132 modified:

    			if (dirname (WP_CONTENT_DIR) . '/' != ABSPATH)

    And just to be clear what I'm trying to do.. my website root is (for example) http://www.whatever.com/ and my wordpress installation is in http://www.whatever.com/blog. The plugin defaults to http://www.whatever.com/blog to back up, but I would like it to back up http://www.whatever.com/ and all the subfolders under that.

    Thanks again for your help.

  4. Michael De Wildt
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #


    In that circumstance it can get a bit interesting. You should comment out those two lines and add a single backup path of your website root.

    The exclude widget will not show files outside of the WP root and you may run into issues with symbolic links.


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