[wp-hackers] WP-Manage: Automatic WP backups and upgrades with PHP

Alex Günsche ag.ml2007 at zirona.com
Fri Jan 19 14:01:39 GMT 2007

Hi all,

I developed a management package for WordPress, which will handle
backups and upgrades at the push of a button. It is called WP-Manage.

On this list and over at wp-testers, we have recently talked about such
solutions implemented as shell scripts. But this one is entirely in PHP
and plugs directly into WordPress (it's not a plugin, though).

The Backup creates a MySQL dump of the WP tables, gathers all WP files
and puts all this stuff into a nice zip file. The Upgrade downloads the
latest WordPress, unpacks it, deletes the old files and inserts the new
ones. All these actions don't require funky PHP extensions -- they are
all handled by the WP-Manage package, together with some nice

The backup and the upgrade routine are independent from each other, and
it is to say that the upgrade feature might not be the right thing for
every one. But e.g. if you installed WordPress for a friend or a
customer with no knowledge of FTP, PHP and MySQL, you might find an
ideal solution in this upgrade feature.

Documentation, screenshots and downloads are available at the WP-Manage
homepage <http://www.zirona.com/software/wp-manage>. I would really love
to hear what you think of it.

Best regards

Alex Günsche, Zirona OpenSource-Consulting
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