***Today I’m running the last chance sale for the very popular Clone and Backup plugin.
We’ve been very busy here prepping the Plugin’ Great site for its official opening (at long last). We’ve been adding some of the key plugins to the site (many pages unpublished at the moment), and I realised it would probably be appreciated by many people that I run a final sale for Clone and Backup before adding it to the site.
I first released this plugin in January last 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.
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 kind of functionality right and the prices reflect it), but today you can pick up Clone and Backup in this final 25-copies-only sale at just $17.
When this sale is done, the plugin will appear on the Plugin’ Great site at its regular (much higher) price on its own web site, so this is your last chance to get what I think must be the bargain of the year.