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Backup WordPress with Nifty Backups


  • Nifty Backup Plugin – Dashboard
  • Nifty Backup Plugin – Settings page (basic version)
  • Nifty Backup Plugin – Restore page
  • Nifty Backup Plugin – Backup page (pre-backup information)


  1. Once activated, click the “Backups” link under your settings tabs in the left navigation menu of the backend.
  2. Click the “Backup now” button
  3. Sit back and relax while the plugin does all the hard work for you


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May 3, 2017
This plugin is simple and effective.
January 30, 2017
Looks to be a capable backup solution…but the sticky point for most BU plugs out there, is Multisite use. – Is this multisite-compatible? – If so, will it allow subsite backups or the entire network? – will it restore as well as backup? Thanks
January 17, 2017
Awesome plugin… Love it! It just WORKS!
December 3, 2016 1 reply
I cannot say too often how impressed I am by the customer support I get from these people. It is friendly, timely, knowledgeable and they go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. I can honestly say that in the 12 years I have been building websites, that I have never experienced this level of customer service. Thank you Nick and Dylan and all.
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Contributors & Developers

“Backup WordPress with Nifty Backups” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.08 – 2016-11-25

  • Added text domain and the first language pack (English)
  • Stopped emails from being sent out incorrectly when the zipping of files fails
  • Changed default backup table rows from 200 to 2000
  • Added the correct filter to allow for HTML emails
  • Added more stringent checks when zipping a file

1.07 – 2016-11-24

  • Fixed a bug where we referenced $this incorrectly

1.06 – 2016-11-21

  • Added a welcome page

1.05 – 2016-11-16

  • Added “send backup files to email” as an offsite backup option
  • Added comprehensive email notifications with a customisable backup email template
  • Removed default verbose logging during backups
  • Fixed PHP warning bugs

1.04 – 2016-11-14

  • Added a link to a tutorial for users experiencing the “ZipArchive” module not found warning


  • Modifications to the buttons
  • Added integrity checking to the DB sequence
  • Changed the style of the UI


  • Maintenance mode now introduced when restoring a backup
  • Added functionality to ignore backing up nifty system files
  • The backup now automatically ignores “Thumbs.db” which causes issues on windows systems
  • You now get notified via email when a backup is complete and when a restore is complete


  • Added integrity checks for all files that have been backed up. The system now checks and makes sure it has backed up all the files it wanted to backup originally. If it cannot backup a file for any reason, it will display a list of all the files that couldnt be zipped

1.00 – 2016-11-13

  • Launch