Plugin Reviews

Simple Backup

Simple Tools to Optimize and Backup Your WordPress Website.

35 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
good but .....
By , for WP 4.2

I uninstalled it because it does not know advances to Google Drive in free version

This is a great plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

A client of mine uses this plugin and it is a great way to get a SQL dump and a zip of all the site files. I would like to add that this is a tool for webmasters. If you are a novice to MySQL, then this may not be for you. To restore to a new server you will have to do a few things:

  • Create a new DB
  • Restore the DB from the .sql dump
  • Edit the wp-config file

Great job on the plugin!!!

Works great
By ,

Simple backup really is simple. I love the back up to FTP feature. The only downside is I haven't seen an ability to schedule back ups but maybe that's in the paid version. Works great!

from great to garbage
By , for WP 3.6.1

i have the same experience as egoldnews1. switching to something else. (updraftplus?)
deleting this plugin, it had its little bugs, but now it has become totally worthless to me. i'm administrating a couple of little non-profit websites as a favor. the update broke all the advantages it had (no warning i that i've been aware of).
making people dependent of a service and then ask money for the same thing (but crappier), go peeeep yourself with your new business-model.

The free version works for manually backups
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Yeah, im using this plugin here in my fosyga site and it works for me, the free version works for manually backup.

By , for WP 3.6.1

I've got this tool in two sites now and love it. It's simple and straight forward.
what I would like to see however is a recover option. I don't know if that is a thing that can be baked in. I'd hate to have to go through phpadmin or something brutal in the event of an emergency. : )

doesn't work
By , for WP 3.3

got a 500 internal server error everytime i tried to run the backup. finding something else.

By , for WP 3.5.1


Fast & Easy To Use
By , for WP 3.5.1

I was comparing this backup tool with UpdraftPlus Backup. Simple Backup is very useful and performs a complete backup of all your files and database. The interface is very intuitive and provides lots of options. I'm rating the plugin with 4-stars because the restoration process cannot be completed within the WP Admin (they must be completed manually).

My go-to backup plugin.
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The name says it all. It is a simple tool for running backups. It's my go-to solution. Thanks for a great plugin!

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