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BackUpWordPress

Simple automated backups of your WordPress powered website.

28 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Great plugin, unless you try to extend it.
By , for WP 4.2.3

The plugin is great out of the box if you just need a simple backup solution. As long as you aren't trying to do anything even semi-advanced, this will probably work wonders for you.

But anything advanced, and you're screwed.

We bought the pro version and had expected to start rolling it out with new sites. We would build our own little plugin that just preconfigures the--- NOPE!!

The code is a joke. There aren't any action hooks or filters to speak of, and none of the templates are customizable. Every single variable, class, or option key is extremely convoluted. You have to backtrack through 5-10 functions/classes to find the original value.

In fact, we were about to just ignore that fact and deal with it. But our backup server is behind a custom port.

The FTP addon doesn't let you change the port. WHY? Not even with a filter! The only thing you can do is edit the plugin, and then you better not try to update the plugin!

It's unbelievable how disappointing the code quality is.

ALSO! The FTP plugin is misleading. It offers to store a maximum of X backups when you edit the FTP settings. But it also tells you it won't remove old backups. What is the setting for then? This is the FTP settings, not the backup settings! http://i.imgur.com/4vdCgq7.jpg

Good when it worked but poor support.
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin has worked well for over a year but a recent upgrade stopped it from working at all. The support process initially seemed to be handled quite quickly but progress then slowed significantly and gaps of a week (and more) started to appear in the response trail.

Despite giving the support team admin access to our site (as well as FTP rights by our site hosts), it is now more than TWO MONTHS later and the fault still hasn't been identified. Consequently, I haven't been able to make any changes to my site in that time.

Worse still, rather than admit they can't resolve the problem, the support team are clearly stringing matters out by now requesting that I provide information from the plugin files that they still have access rights to.

It's time to find a new backup provider so BackUpWordPress has now been deleted and the 1 star is for the plugins former service. Judging by the report at the plugins own site I'm not alone in my experience as, at the time of writing, only "10 of 31 support threads in the last two months have been resolved".

To many issues with this plugin!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Installed BackUpWordPress plugin on a test server and once Activated the whole server began to bog down. Granted it's not a super computer, it still shouldn't eat up resources like it did.

Wasn't able to delete All the Backup Schedules (Kept clicking delete but it didn't)

Uninstalled BackUpWordPress plugin (slow and to many issues with it)

Gave WP Backup plugin a try and Keeping that one - it has DropBox too!

Stopped working
By , for WP 4.2.1

I used this for a year and a half, and then it just stopped working. Every time I go to the page, I need to reset from manual to attempt to get the backups going again, but it doesn't work. Wrote to support several times, never heard back.

Its profanity deleted
By , for WP 4.2.2

Neither teh database is working after trying to reupload it nor can you safe a setting! As soon as you press teh "done" button in the options menu its trhoughs an error page into your face.

was good but now it's not working
By , for WP 4.2.2

I have used this plugin for loads of sites however more recently for all of the sites I maintain it's not working properly; cron jobs aren't getting fired properly - doesn't matter what I try it's become totally defunct.

Awful
By , for WP 4.1

Each time you get an update - there is a problem. Currently does not work for automatic or manual backup.

Does not work after an upgrade to 3.2.0
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have installed the plugin and at the beginning it has worked as intended. Then came an update and suddenly no more backups were done.
Support answers with delays. Inbetween more than a week (!) has passed and I have an email from already a third person - they have admitted that there is a bug somewhere and they are still working on trying to find it out. Probably the developer guys have more important things to do.

Ok, it's free, but does anybody want to mess with something so unreliable when it comes to backups??

Misleading ...
By , for WP 3.9.2

It's misleading that this plugin does only backup 100Mb with a fixed set of settings, unless you purchase premium ...

Don't get me wrong:
I don't mind paying for a plugin like this. But if they are trying to get customers by this kind of scamming practices, then I rather go elsewhere ...

stopped working om vers. 4
By , for WP 4.0

It worked fine so i purchased the dropbox add-on. Now Upgrading to WP 4.0 it has stopped working. Those guys should advise that this plugin doesnt work with wp4 befor somone upgrade. Also support is away (they say on there website they are in sofia till oct 11.) This means I will not have backups for several days. Thi isn't a professisonal way to work.

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