BackupBuddy updates can be made using two different methods:
- Automatically from the WordPress dashboard (once BackupBuddy License Keys are active for the site)
- Manually by downloading the latest BackupBuddy zip file from the iThemes Member Panel.
After configuring your BackupBuddy License Keys, BackupBuddy update notices will be available from the WordPress dashboard.
Note: BackupBuddy supports what are termed Quick Release updates which, by default, are not notified in the WordPress plugin admin. These updates may contain, for example, minor enhancements to address particular Customer issues; or small updates to existing functionality that may introduce additional options. There is never any particular requirement to install such updates and all additions will be available in the next notified update. If you are having a problem you may choose to try updating to the very latest version in case it may address your problem or you simply may want to choose to always have the latest version. On the Licensing page you can select to have Quick Releases notified to you through the WordPress plugin admin which you may either do permanently or temporarily simply to be able to make the update using the WordPress automatic update—you can always update using the manual method. Customers with multiple sites may choose to have one site where Quick Releases are permanently notified and this site can be used as a test site to evaluate if any of the incremental updates may be helpful at the current time.
To manually update to the latest version of BackupBuddy, download the latest BackupBuddy zip file from the iThemes Member Panel and follow the instructions for Installation.
Note: When manually updating you should first Deactivate and then Delete the existing version of BackupBuddy (usually through the WordPress plugin admin but can be by FTP client or control panel file manager tools or other preferred method) as the manual installation methods will not do this for you automatically and will either fail or may leave you with an indeterminate installation.
After updating to a new version of BackupBuddy it is recommended that you download and store safely a new version of importbuddy from the Restore/Migrate page. You need only do this for the first site you update since importbuddy is not site specific.
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