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BackupBuddy WordPress Plugin – Video Review + Giveaway!

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A new premium WordPress plugin store launched the other day called PluginBuddy, the same people behind iThemes. Their latest plugin is called BackupBuddy which describes itself as an “all-in-one solution for backups, restoration, and migration”.

You can check out my quick video tour below where I go through all the menus and take a (surprisingly) quick database backup of Theme Lab.

Features

  • Backs up your entire WordPress install (including all files) or just the database
  • Use the restore feature to quickly reinstall a previously made backup
  • Migrate a full WordPress site to a new web host
  • Backup scheduling, includes email and FTP options

The Giveaway + How to Enter

Cory Miller of PluginBuddy was kind enough to donate one single use license ($25 value) and one developer license ($150 value) for a couple of lucky Theme Lab readers.

To enter, we’ll use similar rules to our last giveaway.

  • Tweet a link back to this post saying you just entered the contest to win a BackupBuddy license, along with @themelab (my Twitter username). If you need a short URL, use this: http://www.themelab.com/1671. For example: I just entered a contest at @themelab to win a copy of the BackupBuddy plugin – http://www.themelab.com/1671
  • Post a comment here with the permalink of the tweet you just made. It should be in a similar format to this: http://twitter.com/themelab/status/10079435298
  • That’s it!

Please, only one entry per person. If I catch you trying to cheat, you’ll be disqualified.

On Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST this content will be closed to new entries, and I’ll pick two winners at random.

You’ll be contacted through the e-mail address you leave in your comment, so please leave a valid email address, otherwise I’ll have to bother you on Twitter.

Conclusion

You should already know the importance of backing up your WordPress site, and while there are other free backup plugins on the market, nothing quite comes close to this one, plus it’s actively developed and supported.

If you’re not feeling lucky, you can go ahead and purchase BackupBuddy now. Otherwise, go ahead and make your tweet, and enter the contest below. Please only comment unless you’re entering the contest. Good luck!

About

Leland Fiegel was the original founder of ThemeLab. He is a web developer who loves WordPress and blogging.