Unplanned downtime

As many of you noticed, on Sunday updraftplus.com had some unplanned downtime when connecting via https. This was caused by a crash in our PHP-cacheing module, XCache, which could not be fixed by our automated monitoring solution. We have tweaked the part of our site...

Digital downloads to the EU from January 1st

We’re pleased to say that it looks like we’re going to meet the January 1st deadline to be ready for the EU’s new VAT law, for selling digital goods to EU buyers. This is thanks to our sister company’s “WooCommerce EU VAT...

New add-ons – go get ’em!

The new add-ons for Bitcasa (A Dropbox competitor with up to 20Gb of free space on new accounts) and extra Google Drive featuresĀ (allowing users managing multiple WordPress sites to store backups in arbitrary folders of their Google Drive) are now available. As...

Pay in pounds sterling!

Today we’ve added a new payment option to the site: pay in pounds sterling (GBP). If you are based in the UK, or through trading had a balance in British currency, or for whatever reason just prefer sterling to US dollars, then payments are now a little...

Coming up…

We’ve been doing a lot of work on our “internals” in the last few weeks – web servers, update servers, graceful handling of coupons for renewals + upgrades, etc. The ever-increasing popularity of UpdraftPlus has forced this on us. We’ve...

Renewal coupons

Are you coming up to your annual renewal for access to UpdraftPlus updates and support? Looking for information on renewals, and coupons for renewal discounts? They’re here. Renewals are priced at a massive 40% off. David Anderson (founder, lead developer,...

New updates/licensing server is live

We’ve just made our new updates/licensing server live. That’s probably not very exciting to you. It was to us! This new updates/licensing server is itself a WordPress plugin, made for general-purpose use. It’s got zero UpdraftPlus-specific code in...

Thanks (half) a million!

Sometime later today, UpdraftPlus will pass over half a million downloads from wordpress.org – becoming only the 71st of approximately 28,500 WordPress plugins in existence to do so. (We’re just 92 downloads away, as I write this post). With only a few...

200k!

UpdraftPlus’s free edition on wordpress.org has just passed 200,000 downloads. Last time they ranked us, rankwp.com placed UpdraftPlus as the 71st most popular WordPress plugin – that’s out of 26,000! (So, we’re ranking above 99.7% of plugins...