Back in the days when I was a computer geek I was paid lots of money to make people cringe at the word “upgrade” or “new version release”. I hated it too. No matter how much we tested or prepared, there were always a few (or many) people who were unhappy with the upgrade. However, NOT doing upgrades can be equally troublesome. Anti-virus and supporting applications become unsupported. Eventually things begin to fall apart.
Having been through a series of hacked websites, I now like to keep my WordPress and plugins up-to-date. Leaving older versions on websites using shared hosting was what opened the door to the hack. Today I logged into one of my websites and noticed a prompt to upgrade to the newest version of WordPress. Normally I go ahead and do this with the incremental releases, but I didn't for this new level 3.5. Why?
Well, the earlier releases are smaller .xxx, but this was a big'un to v 3.5. I've got too many hours (years) invested in my sites and now I do a backup before any major updates. I spent $7 on this backup plugin that is fabulous. Easy peasy and totally reliable. You can watch a video to learn more on it here (5 minutes) : https://plrpump.com/uberbackup/
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When I checked out the WordPress codex site about the upgrade it had this big red box with this warning
WARNING: The upgrade process will affect all files and folders included in the main WordPress installation. This includes all the core files used to run WordPress, two plugins (Akismet and Hello Dolly) and two themes (Twenty Eleven and Twenty Ten). If you have made any modifications to those files, your changes will be lost.
My theme support noted that I would have to de-install my theme and re-install to support the changes. Woopeedoo!
So I took the opportunity to upgrade to a version of the same backup tool, but this version lets me backup to Amazon s3 storage, automate backups, plus I can use it on my client's websites. Now that is a Whoopdeedoo.
I started with the $7 version of the backup tool that I purchased via a WSO. I upgraded to the more expensive model ($47) so I could upload to AS3, do automatic backups and install it on client sites. I L-O-V-E it. It is very easy to use and makes cloning websites a breeze. If you are into web flipping or just want to use it on your own website I highly recommend this tool. Hmm, I may even do one of my o-so impressive videos to show you how to use it. Okay, okay. This is more efficient and you won't have to wait for me.
Here's the sales video: https://plrpump.com/uberbackup/
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