Plugin Reviews

Simple Backup

Simple Tools to Optimize and Backup Your WordPress Website.


38 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
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.
By ,

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

Errors in code
By , for WP 3.5.1

Errors in code (looking for .htaccess file at install) and the timezone setting did not add any stars. Finding something else.

Good plugin
By , for WP 3.4.2

It's really simple, but easy to use and works.

DO NOT upgrade this plugin to the premium version
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin DOES NOT come with the ability to schedule your backups. That means you have to manually run the backup every time instead of clicking a button that sets the backup to run once a week (or by some other interval). If you want to set up scheduled backups, the following FREE plugin worked wonderfully for me: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/updraftplus/

I will say the free version of Simple Backup worked fine for me, and I had no complaints. So when I wanted to add scheduling, I thought I'd support the company (and save myself some time) and upgrade to the premium version. I paid $20, downloaded the plugin, and it didn't install.

I sent the company an email with the error and a screenshot, they emailed me a "new" version of the plugin. That one didn't work either. I sent a second email and they emailed me a second version of the plugin. That one didn't work either. At that point, I'd wasted an hour of my time sending emails, troubleshooting and testing the plugin.

I requested a refund since I felt like I was doing their QA testing for a product that I'd PAID for. The company refused saying they didn't offer ANY refunds for ANY electronic purchases. Before upgrading, beware that you could literally spend hours trying to get the new plugin to work (and still not succeed).

I've never felt so ripped off in my life. I paid $20 and downloaded a plugin that wouldn't install after trying three separate versions and dealing with their support/sending them screenshots for an hour. Yes, I could have probably spent another hour trying to get the thing to work, but that's not the point, I bought it to save myself time and ended up throwing away $20. In my mind, they stole from me, so I don't plan to use any of their plugins in the future -- even their free ones.

not working completely
By , for WP 3.4.2

on my installation (multisite) some features work, backup is done, ftp transfer does not work, manual download starts but ends with a broken (and incomplete) very big file (much more than the actual wp space used) ...

installs other unwanted stuff under plugins (sort of small adv...)

Works for me
By , for WP 3.5.1

It does what it says. I found it pretty simple to use.

I would like an option to transfer files via ftp automatically (pretty please).

I don't like the adverts that much, but hey it's free.

Stay away
By , for WP 3.4.2

Stay away from this plugin and anything else by My Website Advisor. It creates another section in your plugins with links to other plugins by them. It also created some unwanted activity on our site.

just what I wanted
By , for WP 3.4.2

just what I wanted

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