When upgrading from your Free version of UpdraftPlus to UpdraftPlus Premium, the process can be a little tricky if it is your first time. As UpdraftPlus Premium is not listed on WP.org, it isn’t as simple as just clicking an upgrade button. But if you follow this easy to use guide, upgrading from UpdraftPlus Free to UpdraftPlus Premium can be quick and easy.
Assuming you have the free version of UpdraftPlus installed, you need to deactivate and delete the UpdraftPlus free plugin from your WordPress site.
You now need to install the UpdraftPlus Premium plugin. This can be downloaded by following this link. Save the file to your computer.
Next, go to your WordPress site and choose ‘Add New’ plugin. Select the ‘Upload Plugin’ button. Now select the UpdraftPlus Premium file you just downloaded (it can usually be found in the “Download” folder on your PC) and press ‘Open’ and activate.
Your UpdraftPlus Premium plugin should now be installed. Go to ‘Settings’ and you should now see ‘UpdraftPlus Backups’.
You now need to connect your UpdraftPlus account to the Premium plugin. To do this, go to Premium/Extensions and log in using your UpdraftPlus.com account details and press ‘Connect’.
You are now connected to UpdraftPlus Premium. To claim any add-ons you may have purchased (such as Azure remote storage backup), remember to press the ‘Activate it on this site’ button, which will allow you to use your purchased add-on feature with your WordPress site.
Finally, refresh the connection by pressing the below link and you are good to go. All Premium features and add-ons should now be available.
Don’t forget to then go to the UpdraftPlus settings page to set your backup schedule and press the save button at the bottom of the screen!
Download UpdraftPlus Premium today. If you require further detailed instructions, more information can be found here. Be sure to comment and let us know if you have any questions.
The latest update for WP-Optimize 3.1.9 has now been released. As well as lots of fixes and tweaks, there are several new features included. The first of these new features is the ‘Power Tweak’. This Premium feature allows you to change the meta_key field length and create a new index. This can significantly speed up database requests on websites with large post_meta tables. Power tweak works by tweaking the table’s schema to enable indexing.
The second new feature we have included in this release is the ‘Automatic backups’ feature. When using the new automatic backup feature, users can now use UpdraftPlus during scheduled optimizations. As such, database backups with UpdraftPlus can now run before automatic scheduled database optimization. The third new feature in this update is the ‘Keep last X revision’ update. This feature allows you to delete post revisions, but now gives you the option to keep a specified number of revisions. Before this update, users could only keep revisions by time setting only. This change gives users more flexibility and increased safety when making post revisions. .
The updates to WP-Optimize 3.1.9 are available now and also includes the following:
FEATURE: Power Tweak – Change meta_key field length and create new index
FEATURE: Premium – Automatic Backups using UpdraftPlus during scheduled optimizations
FEATURE: Keep last X revisions
FIX: Overlapping header notice in mobile view
FIX: Cache – Wildcard not working in cache exclusions
FIX: Prevent error in htaccess when mod_header isn’t available
FIX: PHP Fatal error on deleting plugin
FIX: PHP 8 Issue: loadAsync JS error
FIX: RankMath breaks robots.txt
TWEAK: Bypass minify when editing translations using TranslatePress
TWEAK: Purge minify cache from front end
TWEAK: Minify – Prevent cache directory creation while disabled
TWEAK: Add Google Fonts API version 2 support
TWEAK: Minify – Save all tab content settings changes with single Click