Plugin Reviews

UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration

Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).

14 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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It worked
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but did not like it, seems to split the backup into various files.

clumsy software
By , for WP 4.3.1

I don't know the free version. I bought the premium version directly.

What I can see the problems of this software:

1. No refund policy. This is usually a sign of something.

2. Bad design. In 30 minutes you will know this is not a well designed software. The logic is clumsy and not user-friendly.

3. The folder exclusion did not work and not got timely response from the support team.

Decided uninstalling it from my website and go BackupBuddy.

Works great for non multi site
By , for WP 4.3.1

If you have a standalone WP site (not multi site) then it is very good software. However if you have a multi site (WPMU) then don't use it.

I don't recommend buying any add-ons as that changes your copy to a commercial version. Once you have the commercial version you have to subscribe to ongoing support to get updates for your copy of the plugin and its add-ons.

If you don't renew your subscription the commercial version then starts to harass you into buying support when it gets close to and past the renewal deadline and threatens that it may not work properly when it is not updated.

The free (non-commercial) copy stays up to date for free and works really good on a standalone WP site ONLY.

No way to stop the process or delete unwanted operations
By , for WP 4.0.1

There is no way to stop the process once initiated (and no way to start over), delete unwanted operations or files. I can back up my files from my webhost's cPanel > mySQL quicker and easier AND more efficiently AND upload them to my Dropbox in less time I have spent fighting with this plugin. :(

Migrator Plug-In Should Be Last Resort - Great Support
By , for WP 4.0

The main plugin is fine, but restoration and migration should really only be used in a last resort.

I had a very specific instance in which I was unable to migrate manually. Let me be clear, IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES YOU SHOULD NOT USE A PLUGIN TO MIGRATE. They cause way, way more problems than they solve. I was facing a peculiar, unusual circumstance that prohibited migration through any other way.

The migration plugin is very, very far from perfect, or even good. But it is somewhat functional, which is more than I can say for any other one of the migration plugins I tried (part of this may be because my site is very large... others may work on small sites). So it was necessary and, thanks to their support, came through in the end.

Luckily, support is very good. My first query was not responded to appropriately, but afterward, the plugin staff provided excellent, amazing, and very responsive support. I only wish they had fixed these issues in the plugin and clarified the instructions so that it would not have been needed.

Nag messages for $$ Pro version
By , for WP 4.0

Useful plug-in but it pushes paid add-ons in a nag message at the top of the Add-Ons panel. The "Dismiss for 12 weeks" button really only makes it go away for a week, then it's back.

Not backupping Links
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Very difficult to use, lots of links that I do not know what they are... and the worse... not backupping LINKS... my Notes inside...

Limited features, non so easy to use
By , for WP 4.0

This backup plugin is very basic in its free version. They ask you to pay for the premium version if you want some more. Not so intuitive to use. If you have to clone your WP website take a look at All-in-one WP Migration, which is definitely more complete and easy to use.

Looking for the chink in the armor.
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Been using UpdraftPlus for a few weeks, mostly because I was curious about their migration plugin. Turns out the migration plugin is good, but the basic backup plugin is fantastic ... so far. I'm still looking for the chinks in the armor.

Didn't take that much to find the hole. Works great if your site is small, but doesn't scale for larger sites. 800 mb and up - "FAIL". Same for the migration plugin that I wasted money on.

Small sites - 4 stars, a bit clunky.
Large sites - 1 star

Average - 2.5 stars.

other than an installation issue i ran into when updating..
By , for WP 3.6.1

it has been a solid plugin

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