Applies to Akeeba Backup for WordPress 7.8.0 and later.
Akeeba Backup for WordPress includes two admin dashboard widgets: Backup Status and Quick Backup.
The Backup Status widget displays the status information for the last backup attempt made with Akeeba Backup. It is exactly the same information you get in the Control Panel page of Akeeba Backup for WordPress.
The Quick Backup widget displays a single Backup Now button. Clicking on it starts a (backend) backup with the configured backup profile. Upon the end of a successful backup you are taken back to your WordPress administrator dashboard. You can configure the backup profile used to take a backup using the Quick Backup widget from Application Configuration tab, Quick Backup icon profile setting., ,