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BackWPup WordPress Backup Plugin tutorial teaches you how to manage this powerful backup plugin and much more.

Last Updated: June 11, 2021

Latest News: Updated the changelog.

Everyone knows that to feel safe nowadays you need to have a backup plan. BackWPup plugin will help you backup your website or blog and keep a safe copy locally or on a server.

If you don’t have a backup plan you run the risk of loosing all your data and years of hard work. Think about it, what if you were hacked? How would you retrieve your data? What if your website became corrupted? These are just some example of what can go wrong.

Make sure you backup your website regularly even if you just updated one post or page, make a backup. That is what I do and it makes me happy.

Note: This tutorial is based on version BackWPup 3.1.4. Please note that I will be updating, adding new images and information if there are any changes when new versions are released.

BackWPup 3.9.0 Changelog

  • Added (pro): Migrate website to another URL
  • Added (pro): Validation for database credentials on restore
  • Added: PHP notice for outdated PHP versions less than 7.2
  • Fixed (pro): License deactivated on settings save
  • Fixed (pro): Corrupted path name in Google Drive destination
  • Fixed (pro): Unable to download backup from Google Drive
  • Fixed: Unable to connect to custom S3 endpoints
  • Fixed: Intermittent error selecting restore strategy
  • Fixed: Memory leaks when uploading to S3
  • Fixed: PHP 7.4 Deprecation notices
  • Fixed: PHP 8 compatibility issues
  • Fixed: Remove BackWPup user roles on uninstall in multisite
  • Fixed: Correctly handle relative upload paths
  • Fixed: Display welcome page even after consent dialog clicked
  • Fixed: Exclude non backup files from the backups page
  • Fixed: Format dates as ISO-formatted dates instead of binary hex in MySQL backup
  • Fixed: Don’t pre-fill database credentials when backing up non-WordPress database
  • Fixed: Description of replacement patterns for archive name
  • Fixed: Added missing destinations to destination list in about page
  • Fixed: Made BackWPup banner local
  • Removed: Phone home client
  • Removed: Remote admin notices

What you need:

BackWPup Backup Plugin Tutorials:

  1. Backup Plugin
  2. Settings
  3. Add A New Job
  4. Add A New Job File Settings
  5. Restore WordPress

BackWPup WordPress Backup Plugin Steps

The following image is what you will see when you first install the plugin.


Step 1 ) The following image displays the menu structure for BackWPup plugin. The following menu allows you to set up and configure the following.

  • Dashboard
  • Jobs
  • Add new job
  • Logs
  • Backups
  • Settings
  • About


Step 2 ) Click on BackWPup -> Dashboard tab to view the following options. This should be your first option to view and read. You also have some videos tutorials to help you learn more about how to manage and operate this plugin.

  • Planning backups
  • Restoring backups
  • Ready to set up a backup job?
  • BackWPup News
  • You will find a few video tutorials to learn more

The following are steps you should take before you begin to create any backup.

First Steps:

  • Check the installation
  • Create a Job
  • Run the created job
  • Check the job log

One Click Backup:

  • Click on Download database backup button

That is all you need to keep a safe copy of your WordPress website or blog.

Click on the following URL Settings to continue with the setup.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for more. If you have any questions please send me an e-mail or leave a comment.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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