Akeeba Backup for WordPress

#39574 Akeeba Backup Pro 8.x no more available ?

Posted in ‘Akeeba Backup for WordPress’
This is a public ticket

Everybody will be able to see its contents. Do not include usernames, passwords or any other sensitive information.

Environment Information

WordPress version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version

Latest post by nicholas on Wednesday, 04 October 2023 06:42 CDT


Hi !
I follow the "story" about changes in WP and 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 version of plugin.
I had the lost profile probleme on 10 websites, so i know the pain of this problem ;)

I see today that all 8.x version are no more available, true ?

This is for a best 8.1 with all bug resolved ?



Akeeba Staff

I pulled version 8. At some point in the future we'll come back with version 8.1 which will be a manual update. Don't hold your breath. It will be a while.

It is clear to me that WordPress cannot be trusted to update plugins with any moderate to big changes in their structure. It can absolutely NOT be trusted when the update requires a post-upgrade migration. Since there is no way to go from version 7 to 8 without a migration, it cannot be used, hence the need for a manual update.

We will remove support for WordPress' plugins updater. The more I look at it the more obvious it becomes that it was written for plugins of the complexity of "Hello Dolly", or at most plugins which are willing to carry their early mistakes forever like WordPress does (I will never get over the fact that wp_content uses the literal strings yes / no in a VARCHAR column instead of an integer or an ENUM; that's grade-A bullshit database structure right there!).

We are also going to go through a more thorough refactor to minimise the number of different plugin initialisation entry points which currently lurk around due to WordPress' subpar architecture.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

Support Information

Working hours: We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm Cyprus timezone (EET / EEST). Support is provided by the same developers writing the software, all of which live in Europe. You can still file tickets outside of our working hours, but we cannot respond to them until we're back at the office.

Support policy: We would like to kindly inform you that when using our support you have already agreed to the Support Policy which is part of our Terms of Service. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us help you!