WordPress Backup to Dropbox 1.4.1

08 Dec

WordPress backup to Dropbox 1.4.1 is here!


  • Fixed exclude widget checkbox css position
  • Fixed issue where all files where being uploaded in subsequent backups
  • Fixed cannot access empty property fatal error

As usual, make sure you check that backups work after an update.

New Features

  • Moved the safe mode warning out of the settings page to the backup log
  • The backup log now logs to a file in ‘wp-content/backups’ that is uploaded to Dropbox at the end of a backup
  • Allow for multiple emails in the email extension
  • Allow for sub folders in the store in subfolder setting

The new log file will be uploaded to Dropbox at the end of a backup. This means that you can treat this file as a notification that a backup has completed successfully and when it finished without actually going to your blog.

Whats next?

Well the silly season is upon us and ill be taking some time off to go snowboarding in Canada before descending on San Francisco till the first week of march. If you live in San Fran, give me a holler if you want to catch up for a beer!

On the development front I plan to keep iteration on the plugin to make it the most reliable and robust free backup solution for WordPress. In the new year I plan look into the following:

Restore from Dropbox

Im leaning towards a simple package that you upload to an empty shared host and then hit a button and boom… your blog is there.

Supplementing WP Cron

WP cron is temperamental at best and can clash with other plugins stopping backups from starting. I plan to release an extension that will provide a service to ping the cron and ensure that a backup is actually kicked off.


Im always reading the Forum and the Issue Tracker  so if you have an issue or something to say pop it in one of those locations.

If you have something nice to say and a few minutes spare, how about a nice little review?

  1. Sasa

    December 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Got plenty of errors like this when updated to latest version of your plugin.

    [12-Dec-2016 06:41:17] PHP Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #1 is not an array in /plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/Classes/class-wp-backup-config.php on line 88
    [12-Dec-2016 06:41:17] PHP Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/Classes/class-wp-backup.php on line 81

    • Mikey

      December 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      It appears your ‘backup-to-dropbox-processed-files’ option is corrupt after the update.

      Deleting and re-installing the plugin should fix the issue.