Pseudo-CRON with WP-CRON (Akeeba Backup Professional for WordPress only). You can now schedule backups to be taken automatically using WordPress' WP-Cron facility. Please note that using the default WP-Cron configuration which executes tasks only when there is visitor traffic on your site is unreliable and could lead to backups starting at the wrong time or not at all, taking too long or not finishing, or cause backup consistency issues. We strongly recommend using WordPress' documented workaround of scheduling the execution of
wp-cron.php every minute which does indeed address these issues.
Admin dashboard widgets Akeeba Backup Professional for WordPress only). The plugin now includes two admin dashboard widgets which allow you to see the status and details of the latest backup attempt, as well as a Backup Now button which will immediately start taking a backup with the backup profile you have pre-selected in the plugin's System Configuration page.
Option to treat failed uploads as a backup error. You can now choose to treat failed backup uploads as a critical backup error which will cause the entire backup process to stop running. Please read the documentation and use this feature only if absolutely necessary.
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
Please consult our Compatibility page. It explains our version support policy and lists which versions of our software are compatible with which versions of the supported CMS and PHP.