Introducing WPB2D Simple Restore

13 Feb

Restore your WordPress blog in five simple steps.

Yep, its that easy. As long has you have backed up your blog using the WordPress Backup to Dropbox zip extension you can restore your site in five steps without even installing WordPress.


Note: Pople who do not use the zip extension, never fear, you can still use the WPB2D simple restore, all you need to do is zip up your backup in a new folder within the app folder.

For more information checkout the website:

Oh, and there is a new release: WordPress Backup to Dropbox 1.4.4

This announcement comes with a new version of WPB2D that fixes these issues:

1. It will now attempt to set the memory limit WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT and have a better go at setting the time limit

This is because wont allow the setting to be set to unlimited, but if they fully support WordPress they will allow the wp max limit. In addition to this the plugin will have a better attempt at setting the time limit, starting at 300 seconds (the apache TimeOut directive) and working backwards.

2. Added .dropbox to the ignored files list as Dropbox does not accept it

3. Added retry logic for normal uploads that receive errors

There have been elevated reports of 500 internal server errors in the response from Dropbox. So, in order to be more robust, the plugin now retries 3 times to upload a file when it receives an error.

4. Updated the Dropbox API lib that includes retries for chunked uploads

There has been some great work done by Ben on the Dropbox PHP API that the plugin uses, this is now up-to-date and has a feature that will resume chunked uploads when a 400 error is received.

5. Fixed a minor potential XSS issue when viewing the backup log

Firstly thanks Mahadev Subedi (@blinkms) for the heads up! If a file managed to get onto your sever with javascript in the filename, yes filename, the backup log view was vulnerable to an XSS attack.  Due to the fact that the attacker would actually have to compromise your server in order to pull off the XSS, the odds of someone exploiting the hole is slim to none. Either way, thanks Mahadev for pointing out the issue.

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