iThemes has launched a fantastic promotion, that I just have to share with you. Until the end of this year you get 40% off everything – site wide as they call it.
When you know iThemes, you also know that this is a company committed to the WordPress community. Over the years, iThemes and has build a complete portfolio with products and services for WordPress users and developers alike.
Today, I would like to bring one specific product to your attention. No, not the iThemes Builder. I have written about the Builder theme framework earlier.
An iThemes product that I use almost daily, is BackupBuddy. BackupBuddy is an all-in-one solution for on- and off-site backups, website migrations, and restores.
You can backup entire WordPress websites with one click of a button; WordPress itself, your themes, plugins, all media uploads and the database.
Of course, it is also possible to migrate just the database, or exclude certain folders like I do on my blog Theming WP.
The image folders of previous years do not change, so why should I backup those folders every time? Especially since it is about 1 GB altogether; just exclude them.
You can initiate a backup anytime manually, or schedule backups so that these are executed automatically – even off-site.
As far as I can remember, BackupBuddy has always been available with three plans:
- $80 – 2 sites
- $100 – 10 sites
- $150 – unlimited sites
All these plans include updates and support for one year.
Earlier this year, iThemes introduced a fourth plan; Gold. The BackupBuddy Gold plan allows you to use this great plugin on an unlimited sites, just like the third tier. However, the Gold edition allows you to do so for LIVE!
That is right. You pay once, and can use the plugin forever. And receive lifetime updates.
When iThemes introduced BackupBuddy Gold last April, there was not much to consider for me. After all, I had been purchasing BackupBuddy licenses for a couple of years already.
The image above states that the Gold license will expire December 2037, but that is only because the aMember system does not accept values beyond 2037.
During the current promotion, you can obtain the BackupBuddy Gold plan for just $178.2 with promo code HOLIDAYS40. So for less than 20% more than the unlimited sites plan, you can use BackupBuddy for life.
iThemes offers two kinds of support; a support forum and ticket support. The later is available for active customers of iThemes Security Pro, and BackupBuddy Gold users in the first year.
The support forum is available to all existing customers. And since you remain an iThemes customer with BackupBuddy Gold, also your access to the support forum will remain after the first year.
Getting Started with BackupBuddy
iThemes has created a little guide; Getting Started with BackupBuddy. You can download it for free.
This guide is designed to present a basic walk-through of using BackupBuddy for the first time by offering an overview of BackupBuddy menu items and key terms.
- BackupBuddy features
- Downloading and installing BackupBuddy on single standalone sites and multisites
- The first four critical steps after installing BackupBuddy
- The BackupBuddy menu
- BackupBuddy’s Database Only and Full backups
- Using BackupBuddy for site restorations and migrations
- Setting up remote offsite storage/destinations
In case you want to grab this great deal, hop over to iThemes and apply coupon code HOLIDAYS40
By the way, did you know that iThemes includes two nice gifts when you purchase BackupBuddy?
You also get:
- 1 GB of off-site storage space with iThemes Stash
- 10 free iThemes Sync sites, so that you can manage up 10 sites from one central dashboard
What do you think? Is this a great deal or what?
When you have any questions concerning BackupBuddy, just leave a comment. It will be my pleasure to support you.
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