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Backup Technology release Version 3 of Online Backup for WordPress

Leeds, UK, and Houston, Texas, USA – 24/6/2013 – 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 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, 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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Backup Technology’s WordPress Backup Plugin makes top 10

Leeds, UK, and Houston, Texas – 18/3/2013 – Backup Technology, developers of the free Online Backup for WordPress, have recently been included in’s top 10 shortlist of backup plugins for WordPress. The plugin, which has been available for WordPress since 2010, hit 100,000 downloads in September of 2012, and this is yet another milestone for one of the most useful and widely used WordPress plugins available. At the last count, there have been over 225,000 downloads of the plugin.

The article reviews a range of plugins available for the backup of WordPress websites and blogs. Backup Technology’s WordPress plugin is a free application described by ComputerWorld as “an outstanding plugin” with a feature set that can rival many of the paid-for plugins available. The list of features includes;

• Encryption
• Compression
• Automatic backups
• Free storage space
• User support forum

Perhaps the most important feature in that list is the encryption of data. With all cloud-based products security is one of the most important features for user satisfaction and without it a product will struggle to become a widespread success. Backup Technology’s Online Backup plugin is one of the few free applications available to offer encryption and this is one of the features that raises it above the rest.

Other features include:

• Configuration checklist to help get you started
• Scheduled backups
• Downloaded on demand backups in ZIP file
• Incremental Forever Backups
• Exclude unwanted files or folders
• Backup the WordPress parent folder if your WordPress blog is only part of your website
• Free 100 MB online storage available in secure data centres

As well as this impressive feature set, the Online Backup plugin is reliable. Backup Technology is yet to experience a drop in service or any such period of unavailability. Testament to the reliability of the plugin is the number of times it has been downloaded, which as already mentioned, surpassed the 225,000 mark in September.

There are plans for further development of the Online Backup plugin, these include;

• Local backups
• Multi-site backups
• Automated Restore

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