As of today, WordPress.Org is now reporting 500,000+ active installs for UpdraftPlus (up from 400,000+; WordPress.Org only reports installs to 1 significant figure).

That places UpdraftPlus in an elite group of only 28 WordPress plugins. We’ve added the extra 100,000 net sites in slightly over 4 months. i.e. Currently, an average of approximately 800 more WordPress sites have UpdraftPlus installed and active at the end of each passing day… and hence we are also the fastest growing WordPress backup plugin (no other backup plugin has matched this rate).

We’re not planning to sit around congratulating ourselves about this – we have a list of things we’d like to do longer than our arms. Half a million is great…. but why not a full million? 14 other plugins have so far achieved that, so let’s make UpdraftPlus the first backup plugin to join them! Next up as we attempt to extend our lead is UpdraftPlus Vault, about which we’re very excited – planned to land at the start of August.

If you want to join in celebrating with us, then we’ve currently got a sale on – use the code prem25 at the check-out off any purchase of our flagship product, UpdraftPlus Premium (which has all our features, and 12 months personal support). But hurry – the coupon won’t be there long!

David Anderson (founder, lead developer, UpdraftPlus)