Backup Technology Ltd, developers of the free Online Backup plugin for WordPress (OBFW) will shortly be releasing Version 3 of their in-house developed backup tool. The latest version brings with it many new features that further improve what is already regarded as the leading free WordPress backup plugin. To date, the plugin has been downloaded just under 250,000 times.
New in Version 3 of OBFW is the Local Backup function. Development of the plugin is constantly driven by user feedback, and many users requested the ability to backup locally as well as on Backup Technology’s free, secure online storage. Backup Technology has responded with a simple yet effective Local Backup feature to provide automatic local storage where multiple generations can be kept. To stop data from growing too large, users can configure retention settings that will remove old generations as new ones are created. Local Backups can also be run on schedule.
A further improvement to Version 3 is Multisite Compatibility, which enables entire WordPress networks to be protected at Network Admin level. This helps to simplify backups for users who operate many different blogs or websites.
Many of the changes made to the plugin have resulted from user feedback on the WordPress Support Forum. Ritchie Fiddes, COO at Backup Technology welcomes feedback from users; “The feedback that we get is invaluable when improving the features of the OBFW plugin. We are delighted that 250,000 people have downloaded and are using the plugin, and we anticipate that the new features will enable many more users to benefit from our completely free service.”
Backup Technology are very proud of their Online Backup plugin as it provides users with a reliable and simple to use product that is comprehensive yet free of charge. The long list of capabilities was something highlighted by ComputerWorld.com in their top 10 shortlist of the best backup plugins for WordPress, in which the plugin was described as “outstanding” with “nearly everything you need for full-blown, time saving, disaster-recovery WordPress backup”.
This praise from a well-known internet magazine such as ComputerWorld.com, came after the Online Backup plugin had passed the milestone of 100,000 downloads in September 2012.
There are still plans for further development of the plugin, with the main aim being automated restores, to enable simpler recovery of data. Backup Technology will also continue to strive to improve the efficiency of the plugin.
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