Akeeba Backup for WordPress

#28737 – Macros for directories and names

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Monday, 13 November 2017 11:21 CST
Why the [PLATFORM_VERSION] macro reports the akeeba version instead of the wordpress one?
In Joomla is correctly reported the CMS version.

Thank you

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 4.7.7
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 5.6.31
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 2.4.0
Monday, 13 November 2017 12:22 CST
Under Joomla!, the backup process runs inside Joomla! no matter if it's a backend backup, frontend backup or a CLI backup. That's because Joomla! provides a native CLI API.

On WordPress, however, the backup process runs inside WordPress only when there's a web server involved, i.e. not during a CLI backup. As a result we do not have any way of reporting the correct WordPress version in CLI backups.

We had three options:

A. Do not provide a CLI backup for WordPress. This doesn't really make much sense. People need the CLI backup far more than they need this variable.

B. Provide inconsistent values in the web-based backup modes (backend, frontend, JSON API) and CLI backups. The latter would have to return a fake version number. We think that'd qualify as a bug because it's so inconsistent and confusing for people.

C. Provide the version of the backup software itself. This is consistent with the way Solo works (where getting the version of the script being backed up is outright impossible). That's what we chose to implement.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:23 CST
Thanks for explanation.
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