Clone and Backup 2 Day Sale
***I’d like to call this a weekend sale, but I thought I’d finish up before Christmas with v2 of a plugin called Clone and Backup.
I first released this plugin in January this year at v1 and it’s gone through several changes and bugfixes until we finally have v2. If you purchased it before now, just go back to your personal download page and get the new version as there’s no upgrade fee for early buyers. I decided to do that because we had quite a few problems with the first few versions and different server configs.
The original version was lightning fast (5 seconds or less) but we ran into problems with servers that couldn’t handle the speed or the (sometimes) massive file sizes generated and it caused failures. So we slowed everything down by splitting things up into smaller chunks and it’s now much more reliable for everyone.
We think we made the right compromise of reliability over speed, and I haven’t seen any problems since we did that.
What does the plugin do?
It will clone or backup (to a zip file) your WordPress blog and optionally it will include non-WordPress files too.
The clone function allows you to specify another domain on another server (target) and it will FTP your entire source blog to that domain and install WordPress for you. All the menu permalinks are auto-adjusted to the target domain so that they don’t point back to the source.
This means that if you’re in the habit of installing lots of WordPress blogs (like we do), you can create a standard source blog with all your favourite themes and plugins installed and activated, and clone the entire thing to another domain. You then have a really good starting point to set the site up the way you want it.
Or you can just use it to backup your existing blog to a zip file and download it.
Or for speed, you can specify the FTP details for a backup server on the settings page.
You then just check a box and click the “Process Now” button, and the blog is zipped up and sent to your backup server.
Or you can even do all of the above at the same time. It’s pretty cool.
You’ve probably seen plugins like this priced at
$47 to $97 (it’s hard to get this right and the prices reflect it), but today at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) you can pick up Clone and Backup in this final 25-copies-only sale at just $17.
In the new year, the plugin will go on sale at its regular (much higher) price on its own web site, so this is your last chance to get what I think is the bargain of the year.