Released on: Sunday, 11 December 2016 18:00
This version addresses known issues which could affect usability, site transfers and restoring backups under some uncommon conditions.
Furthermore, this version adds support for conducting FTP, FTPS and SFTP file transfers using the cURL module for PHP. This is the same module used by evey other post-processing engine we're using such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and so on. That is to say, we already know it's rock solid and widely available, making it the best choice for conducting file transfers. The new file transfers over cURL are implemented in the Site Transfer Wizard and the new DirectFTP and DirectSFTP over cURL archivers. The Professional version of our software also implements that in the two new Upload to FTP / SFTP server over cURL post-processing engines.
Due to changes in the packaging format and / or issues in the updater, you cannot update automatically from Akeeba Backup for WordPress versions 1.0 through 1.8.2 (inclusive) to version 1.9.0 and beyond. You will have to do that manually.
Heads up! You must NOT uninstall or deactivate the plugin before the update. Doing so may result in loss of your backup settings and / or your backup archives. Instead, here's what to do:
akeebabackupwpfolder into your site's
wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwpfolder, overwriting your existing files, using FTP or SFTP. Please note that the name of the folder on your site may be different than
akeebabackupwp (1)or something similar. It depends on how you installed the plugin.
You will only need to do this once, upgrading to version 1.9 or later for the first time.
Akeeba Solo and Akeeba Backup for WordPress 1.9 are compatible with PHP 5.3.04 and later versions, including 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and the newest version of PHP, 7.0. We'd like to remind you that most third party software which can be backed up by our software do not support PHP 7 yet. As a result we can't guarantee a trouble-free restoration or tha the restored site will work on PHP 7 as this depends entirely on the software powering your site.