UpdraftPlus release latest 1.16.25 (free & paid) version

The latest updates for UpdraftPlus (1.16.24 and 1.16.25) have now been released. These latest releases come with many new features, fixes and tweaks including the newly added ability to choose the remote storage locations that you would like to send your backups to in the “Backup Now” modal. This new feature gives users the ability to make a quick backup to just one of your backup storage destinations should you need to backup to just one location. 

This update also gives users the option to configure a remote backup storage location (that may be disabled in your settings) and select it to upload to this storage location. This can be particularly useful if you are using UpdraftValt for your main scheduled backups, but still want to make a one off backup that could (for example) include temporary theme changes that you do not want to store alongside your regular backups.

As part of this update we are also improving our database backup and restore code so that it will now support migration between different ‘generate columns’ syntaxes of MySQL and MariaDB. This will help with migrations between different servers when users are using different databases. We have also added other useful improvements to the update including; handling binary data during backup and added support for the AWS Miland and Cape Town endpoints. 

In addition to these new updates, we have also made various tweaks and fixes to keep UpdraftPlus running smooth and compatible with future WordPress and PHP releases.


  • FIX: Dropbox since 1.16.24 was only deleting one backup files archive out of the set. i.e. Excess archives remained on Dropbox. These have to be deleted manually.
  • TWEAK: Add version to CSS and JS within filenames to prevent old versions being served after update on sites which have customisations to remove the query string


  • FEATURE: Support migration between different “generate columns” syntaxes of MySQL and MariaDB
  • FEATURE: Added the ability to choose the remote storage locations you want to send your backup to in the “Backup Now” modal
  • FIX: If non-WordPress tables are selected in the advanced ‘Backup Now’ options, then back them up (even if the saved setting to back them up is off). i.e. “Backup Now” over-ride options should have been taking priority.
  • FIX: Failure to restore database ‘view’ in some rare circumstances due to the nonexistent DEFINER account and lack of privileges
  • TWEAK: Handle binary data during backup
  • TWEAK: Add strack_st to the lists of large logging tables and tables not requiring search/replace
  • TWEAK: Make search and replace case insensitive when operating on URLs
  • TWEAK: The incremental backup notice logic
  • TWEAK: Update bundled updater class (YahnisElsts/plugin-update-checker) (paid versions) to version 4.9
  • TWEAK: Add another tweak to paid versions’ update checking time algorithm
  • TWEAK: Add the options_exist() method to backup modules that did not have it
  • TWEAK: During manual backup uploads, check if the last 4 bytes are string “null” (caused by an error in uploading to Dropbox) and if so remove them. Prevents an unnecessary message about unexpected data.
  • TWEAK: Show the backup label (if specified) in the UI backup progress indicator
  • TWEAK: Added the facility to clear the list of existing migration sites
  • TWEAK: Create default instance labels
  • TWEAK: Bring list of debugging plugins up to date
  • TWEAK: Add support for the AWS Milan and Cape Town endpoints (and correct a couple of existing endpoints that had wrong references)

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WP-Optimize updated with new Minify feature

WP-Optimize is our popular all-in-one WordPress performance and optimisation plugin that cleans your database, compresses your large images and caches your site. As you may have seen in our recent
blog, in addition to these features WP-Optimize have now released a new Minify feature that can help make your website run even faster. This new Minify feature is all about increasing the speed of users’ WordPress site.

How does Minify work?

Minify works by combining and minifying the static assets of your website, including CSS and JavaScript files. By removing the unnecessary characters in these static assets, Minify deletes characters such as line breaks and white space from your website’s code; the deletion of which can help your site to load faster by further saving space. Minify also ensures that your files are merged into as few files as possible. This reduces the amount of load on your web server and can be quicker to load fewer files.

Users can also defer the loading of any CSS or JavaScript file. This means any large or extraneous CSS or JavaScript file can be loaded independently from the core of your WordPress site; giving users quicker access to your site.

WP-Optimize Minify has been built and designed to work seamlessly with your website and the overall WP-Optimize optimization process. By activating and using Minify, you should find that everything on your site still acts and behaves in exactly the same way that it always has, with the one difference being that it will now hopefully run faster due to the removal of all the unnecessary information.  

Is Minify easy to use?

We have designed the Minify feature to be easy to use regardless of a user’s level of skill and knowledge. For most people, all you have to do is toggle the main switch to “enable minify”. 

WP-Optimize will then automatically take care of all your minification needs. 

What if I have issues using Minify?

While simply just turning on Minify will get great results and be sufficient for most users, there will be a small number of users that may find that due to their specific website design, the appearance of the site may have altered. While the possibility of this happening will be rare, there is a very small chance it could happen. Should you find yourself in this position, just toggle the “enable minify” switch again to turn off the feature and your site will revert back to its original state. We then recommend visiting our support forum and ask for help on how to configure Minify to work on your site.

Individual control

With WP-Optimize Minify, you also have the option of adjusting the settings specifically for your website. To change the settings to best suit you and your site, you can go into the HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Fonts, Settings or Advanced tabs to change the settings, creating specific rules for your site.

Should you wish to undo any of the changes you made, we designed Minify so that any changes you may make will not be permanent and can be rolled back by just removing your changes. 

Using the Minify feature is completely risk free and is another important and proven way to speed up your page loading times.

We designed the Minify feature to be simple to use and intuitive. Just install WP-Optimize and start using it today.

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