I am the administrator of three different websites. All of them run WordPress (my favourite content management system – or CMS for short). Over this past week, there was a serious security flaw within wordpress which allowed someone to leave a comment and get access to the database for the website along with their user names and passwords.
As such, version 4.2.1 was released to fix this exploit and I would highly recommend upgrading to it if you can. However, don’t upgrade until you have made a backup of your wordpress website. This is why my pick of the week is Updraft Plus.
Updraft Plus is a backup solution for your wordpress site. Their interface allows you to backup your site and have it sent to an online storage service (such as Dropbox). But if all you care about is downloading your backups, then this will also allow you to do that (as well as deleting them after you have downloaded them.
I like Updraft Plus because of how simple it is to use and the fact that you can also send your backups to Dropbox or Copy without having to think about it. Better still, I like that I can also schedule backups too. That way, there is very little work to do in backing up your website.
The only downside is that they don’t support backing up to box.com or OneDrive. With that being said, you could manually download your backups to your computer and upload them to your online storage of choice. Yes it’s a bit more work but for the most part, at least you have your wordpress system on point.
Either way, if you have a wordpress website, then I would highly recommend installing updraft plus on your wordpress website.
Updraft Plus has a free version which should be enough for your needs. If you do want more features like the ability to save to OneDrive as well as Copy and migrating sites, then there is the premium edition. That will set you back £54 which gets you one year of updates for one site.
Have you used Updraft Plus? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments!