Installing BackupBuddy

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BackupBuddy can be uploaded, activated and used just like any other plugin. While BackupBuddy can back up both Single sites and Multisite networks, it can be activated differently (strong recommended!) on a Multisite network.

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Single Site

By Single Site, we are referring to any WordPress site where Multisite is NOT activated or used in any manner.

Upload BackupBuddy on Single site

  • You can upload BackupBuddy on any Single (non-Multisite) site just like any other plugin.
    • You can use cPanel to upload the plugin to wp-content/plugins directory and then extract it.
    • You can extract the BackupBuddy zip file on your computer and then uplaod the BackupBuddy folder via FTP to your wp-content/plugins directory.
    • You can use the WordPress --> Plugins --> Add New --> Upload feature to upload the zip file.

Activate BackupBuddy on Single site

  • You can activate BackupBuddy like any other plugin.
    • Visit your WordPress --> Plugins area.
    • Activate BackupBuddy.

Your BackupBuddy is now installed and ready to use on your Single site. Congratulations!

Multisite

Installing BackupBuddy on Multisite is different than installing BackupBuddy on Single (non-Multisite) sites.

Upload BackupBuddy on Multisite

  • When it comes to Multisite, you upload BackupBuddy as if it were any other plugin being uploaded to Multisite.
    • You can use cPanel to upload the plugin to wp-content/plugins directory and then extract it.
    • You can extract the BackupBuddy zip file on your computer and then uplaod the BackupBuddy folder via FTP to your wp-content/plugins directory.
    • You can use the WordPress --> Plugins --> Add New --> Upload feature to upload the zip file. This will ONLY work when you're logged in as the Network Administrator on the top Network site.

Activating BackupBuddy on Multisite

  • Activating BackupBuddy on Multisite is almost completely different than activating BackupBuddy on Single sites.
  • There are 2 ways BackupBuddy can be activated on a Multisite. We recommend the NETWORK ACTIVATE method.
    • RECOMMENDED 1 : NETWORK ACTIVATE Method:
      • Log into the top Network site's WP Admin login area as a Network Administrator.
      • Go to WordPress --> Plugins area.
      • Click the "Network Activate" link under BackupBuddy on the Plugins page.
        • This will enable BackupBuddy for all sites in the Network.
        • This will allow ONLY the TOP NETWORK ADMIN to be able to backup all sites in the Network.
        • Each site admin (the user level below TOP NETWORK ADMIN) can still export and backup their own single sites.
    • 2 Single Site Method :
      • Log into your site, which is part of the Multisite, as a Site Admin (NOT Super/Network Admin).
      • Go to WordPress --> Plugins area.
      • Click the "Activate" link under BackupBuddy on the Plugins page.
        • This will result in your SINGLE SITE IN THE MULTISITE to have BackupBuddy working with almost all non-Multisite related BackupBuddy functions.
        • You will see a warning on your ADMIN pages when this method is chosen, suggesting you use the NETWORK ACTIVATE method instead.
        • Anyone with admin (regular OR super/network) access can now backup the ENTIRE MULTISITE through their non-Multisite login.

Your BackupBuddy is now installed and ready to use. Congratulations!

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