RepairBuddy

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Repairbuddy is a tool for diagnosing and repairing WordPress installations when things go wrong.

RepairBuddy is a Beta tool that is currently bundled with BackupBuddy.

Learn what Beta means.

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Activation

To enable RepairBuddy, go to the BackupBuddy Settings and enable RepairBuddy. From there, RepairBuddy will show up in the left menu under "Repair".

If "Repair" doesn't show up, please refresh the page.

Download Instructions

To download RepairBuddy, you must enable RepairBuddy in the BackupBuddy settings.

When viewing the RepairBuddy section within BackupBuddy, you must enter a password. For your convenience, a password meter and a "Generate Password" feature is on the same page.

After the password has been entered, you can download and install RepairBuddy.

Clearing the RepairBuddy Password

In the "Repair" section of BackupBuddy, simply click the button "Reset Password" and you'll be promoted to re-enter a password for RepairBuddy.

Installation Instructions

RepairBuddy must be installed in the same directory that you have installed WordPress.

To run RepairBuddy, simply visit: http://yourdomain.com/repairbuddy.php (assuming, of course, that your WordPress install is at the web root of your site)

You will be prompted to enter the same password you created or generated in the "Repair" section of BackupBuddy.

Warnings

  • This is Beta software. Use this software at your own risk.
  • Do NOT share your password with anyone. RepairBuddy is extremely powerful, which also makes it extremely dangerous.
  • When you are done with RepairBuddy, delete it and its associated folders (a self-destruct mode is included with RepairBuddy and is a convenient way to delete RepairBuddy from your server).
  • RepairBuddy is not designed to be left on a server permanently. While we take steps to protect RepairBuddy from being accessed by a malicious third-party, there are no guarantees. The longer RepairBuddy sits on your server, the more vulnerable you are.

Feedback

At this time we are not accepting feedback since RepairBuddy is still heavily in Beta. Once RepairBuddy is more stable, we'll set up a dedicated support forum for the product.

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