The WP-Manage package provides advanced tools to make full backups of your WordPress installation (files and database) and it’s even capable of upgrading your WordPress with a single click! The WP-Manage package consists of two parts at the moment: A backup routine and an upgrade routine.
The backup routine starts with a snapshot of the WordPress tables in your database. Then it gathers all your WordPress files and puts them into a zip archive, together with your database’s SQL dump.
The upgrade routine downloads the latest WordPress version from the WordPress server and unpacks it at your server. In the next step, it deletes all of your old WordPress files (except wp-content/ and wp-config.php, language packs are preserved, too) and puts the new files into your WordPress directory. At last, it runs the upgrade script contained it the new WordPress version.
Both routines are independent from each other and can be used without the other. While the backup routine is suitable for almost every WP user, the upgrade routine might not be the right thing for everyone. But it also can be extremly useful – see the Usage scenario.
- Download .zip, and extract to a local folder.
- Upload it into your WordPress base directory (not your plugins folder!).
- Make sure the directory
workand all its subdirectories are writable by the webserver.
- If you want to use the upgrade feature:
- Make your WordPress base folder writable by the webserver.
- Make all WordPress (except
wp-config.php) files in your WordPress base folder writable by the webserver.
wp-includes/as well as all their subfolders and files writable by the webserver.