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What you need to know

BackupWordPress was created by our friends at HumanMade but is now under new ownership. We’re committed to opensource and WordPress and will provide free support for the many BackupWordPress fans.
We’ll make occasional updates to the free software – please send us any patches you’d like to see released here:

However, we’ll no longer be selling or supporting the paid add-ons (e.g. for backups to Dropbox and Google Drive). It’s certainly a good idea to backup to cloud storage to protect against server-wide risks.
For this we recommend UpdraftPlus WordPress Backups which can do things for free BackupWordPress Premium could do on a paid basis. Click here for full comparison.

BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. Try it now to see how easy it is!

This plugin requires PHP version 5.3.2 or later.


  • Super simple to use, no setup required.
  • Works in low memory, “shared host” environments.
  • Manage multiple schedules.
  • Option to have each backup file emailed to you.
  • Uses zip and mysqldump for faster backups if they are available.


  • Works on Linux & Windows servers.
  • Exclude files and folders from your backups.
  • Good support should you need help.
  • Translations for Spanish, German, Chinese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Lithuanian, Italian, Czech, Dutch, French, and Basque.


We’d also love help translating the plugin into more languages, if you can help then please visit to start translating.


No fuss setup and great feeling of security. Automates what has always been a sporadic pain for me. Highly recommended, especially for novice WordPress users like me.


I use it on several sites. Always reliable and easy to use. The automated feature ensures that back up’s are regular and my clients don’t have to lift a finger.


A few years ago when I accidently erased the contents of my database, this would have been very helpful. Now I have no reason to worry about data loss…

From JEFF M.

I appreciate that I can schedule automatic back-ups and perform them at will. The plug-in is quite easy to use and understandable even for those new to WordPress.


Basically one of my favorite plugins of all time. A nasty mix-up where I forgot to backup both my database AND my files prompted me to look for a simple way to do both at the same time. Thus I found this plugin. I now use it everywhere. It’s amazing. Thank you so much!!!


I use it in all my 56 customers blogs…