Akeeba Backup for WordPress

Akeeba Backup for WordPress

version 3.4.2 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:04

Release Notes

What's new

Support for PDO PostgreSQL database driver. This is a feature contributed by a third party developer. We no longer test our software with PostgreSQL.

Allow Site Transfer Wizard to ignore free disk space requirements. This is useful for servers which report the free space wrong or for servers with 32-bit versions of PHP and free disk space over 2GB. In both cases the Site Transfer Wizard would fail with a message about not enough disk space.

Added BackupID in the failed backups email notifications. This lets you pinpoint the failed backup more easily.

Critical bugfix: backup under CLI was broken. The CLI code would misidentify migrated backup profiles and complain that your encryption settings have changed, aborting the backup.

Important bugfix: Folder browser would not work under Windows. An additional check added against arbitrary data injection was misbehaving on Windows servers, causing the Folber Browser page to appear blank. Mostly experienced when you used the Browse button next to the Output Directory in the Configuration page to find a new location for your backups.

Removed support for PrestaShop. The release of PrestaShop 1.7.5, which is essentially a completely different application, means that we can no longer make transferred sites work properly. As a result we had to discontinue support for PrestaShop altogether.

Better WordPress .htaccess support. Our restoration script handles many more cases for transferring a WordPress site between hosts and folders. Please note that at this point it's not possible to handle .htaccess changes correctly when transferring from the domain root to a subdirectory of the same or a different (sub)domain. Our troubleshooter includes instructions for manually handling these cases – essentially removing .htaccess content that's not core WordPress and regenerating it manually through the plugins of the restored site.

Bug fixes. We regularly fix smaller and bigger issues. Please consult the CHANGELOG below and the full change history available from the software's main page by clicking the CHANGELOG button.

PHP versions supported

We only officially support using our software with PHP 5.6, 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3. We strongly advise you to run the latest available version of PHP on a branch currently maintained by the PHP project for security and performance reasons. Older versions of PHP have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites and they have stopped receiving security updates, leaving you exposed to these issues. Moreover, they are slower, therefore consuming more server resources to perform the same tasks.

Kindly note that our policy is to officially support only the PHP versions which are not yet End Of Life per the official PHP project with a voluntarily extension of support for 6 to 9 months after they become End of Life. After that time we stop providing any support for these obsolete versions of PHP without any further notice.


Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Cannot use JPS passwords with a double quote inside them for backups through the web interface
  • [HIGH] Path browser does not work on Windows

Critical bugs and important changes

  • Backup over CLI was broken

Release Files

Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPress

ClassicPress 1.0 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0 PHP 7.1 PHP 7.2 PHP 7.3 WordPress 3.8+

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