WordPress Backup to Dropbox 0.9 beta

10 Jul

I have finally got a version of the next release of WordPress Backup to Dropbox available for testing. This release adds the ability for users to exclude files from their backup, fixes some bugs and adds a some language translations.

New Features

The first thing you will notice after installing 0.9 is the exclude files or directories widget.

This widget will show every file within your WordPress directory giving you the ability to select what you wish to exclude from the backup. Checking a file will exclude it from the backup and checking a directory will exclude it and all its contents. A circle is displayed for a directory where at least one file or directory within it is to be included in the backup. In the example above the ‘cgi-bin’ directory and the ‘align-not.png’ file are to be excluded from the backup. The ‘wp-admin’ and ‘images’ directory are marked as partial because only one file is excluded within them.

Please Note: This widget is not available for Internet Explorer 7 or below. If you are one of the unfortunate souls that still use this deprecated browser please update!

Issues Fixed

In addition to this new widget I have fixed the following issues:

  • Issue #18 – Issues with the path separator for windows users
  • Issues with re-authorizing the plugin after access has been revoked from within Dropbox
  • Tweaked the backup monitor task timings in an attempt to fix backup resume spamming
  • Added a domain to i18n function calls for easier translation
  • Issue #25 – Error or conflict when activating WordPress Backup to Dropbox


New Languages

The plugin is now available in the following languages:

  • Arabic (ar)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
  • Portuguese (pt_PT)
  • Galician Spanish (gl_ES)
  • Spanish (es_ES)


Known Issues

The only issue that I am aware of in this release is that when new files are added to you website they will show up in the exclude widget but their parent directory will not be correctly tagged as partially excluded. This will be fixed as soon as possible.


Get testing!

Thanks to every one for their fantastic support and feedback! Please download this testing release and let me know it you encounter any issues.

Click here to download WordPress Backup to Dropbox 0.9 beta 1.


Leave a Reply


  1. Pinoy console

    September 25, 2015 at 6:41 am

    The directory is not showing at “Excluded Files and Directories”, looks like conflict with jquery. Any fix for this? btw thanks for this great plugin

    • Mikey

      September 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Gday mate,

      I am not sure what you mean? Its just not showing at all? Is there an error in the Javascript console?


      • Pinoy console

        September 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        Not showing at all, just a blank/white space no folder image. Try it on diff. browser, de-activate all plugin, change theme, still no show.

        • Mikey

          September 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm

          Gday Pinoy,

          In Google chrome goto View->Developer->JavaScript
          In Firefox goto Tools->Web Developer->Error Console

          Are there any Javascript errors?


          • Pinoy console

            September 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

            It was actually work on my other website but not on “pinoyteevee.com” (not sure if mentioning my website help), no errors or any.

  2. Arpit

    July 18, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Hi Mikey,
    I tried beta1 and I couldn’t even save my settings. It failed with timeout error.

    • Arpit

      July 18, 2015 at 5:57 am

      this happened 3 consecutive times..

      • Mikey

        July 18, 2015 at 11:11 am

        Gday Arpit,

        Thanks for the feedback. I have a very good idea what is causing this and will fix it for b2.