I Installed a plugin about 2 yr ago but it exist no longer in wp database

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  • #36624

    Gordy
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    I Installed “wordpress database backup plugin” about 2 yr ago on my site. But I recently discover that it does not exist anymore wp database. What should I do? Should I remove it?

    #36632

    braddalton
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    You mean its no longer hosted in the official WordPress plugin repository?

    Then you should consider deleting it and finding other.


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    #36659

    Gordy
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    @ braddalton. Thanks for replying. Yes, it is no longer found in the official wp plugin repository.

    1. Could you please confirm, may be I didn’t check very well.

    The plugin is “wordpress database backup” by Austin Matzko

    2. And do you have an idea to an alternative?

    I want to consider “BackUpWordPress” by Human Made Limited

    Thanks.

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    #36665

    braddalton
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    phpMyAdmin Export function is what i use. No need for a plugin unless you want to automate it in which case i suggest you take a look at:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backupwordpress/


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    #36948

    Gordy
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    Thanks. You said that you use : phpMyAdmin Export function

    1. How can I find this? Is it by going to Dashboard>Tools>Export ?

    2. And if I use this, will it back up everything necessary that the plugin will do?

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    #37039

    braddalton
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    1. Gop to cPanel > Databases > phpMy Admin and login.

    Find the database you want to export and click the db name in the left hand side then export the db by clicking the GO button.

    2. It will do exactly the same as the plugin

    You could also use the export tool in WordPress but this will only backup your content and not plugin settings etc.


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    #37475

    Gordy
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    @braddalton,

    you said “You could also use the export tool in WordPress but this will only backup your content and not plugin settings etc.”

    1. What do you mean by only backup your content?  Do you mean only my post and pages?

    2. Also when I checked “Simple Twitter Connect” plugin on the WordPress plugin repository, I couldn’t find it when I used the “search plugin search box” but, I did find it in the “search wodpress .org”  Should I delette this plugin from my plugin list?

     

    #37524

    braddalton
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    1. Yes. Not your files

    2. Why delete it?


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    #37553

    Gordy
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    1. I am a non-techie guy, please is there any difference in “backingup files” and “backing up only content” (post and pages) ?

     

    2. I want to consider deletting it because I expect to see the plugin in “WordPress plugin repository” but, it was not found. And eventhough I still manage to find the name via wordpress.org, it takes me to this link http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/simple-twitter-connect which when I clicked on the download page, it says the page cannot be found. So, I am confused if the plugin is still being maintaned, otherwise so that I can delette it from my plugin list.

    I would appreciate it if you could click on the link to see what I am trying to explain.

     

     

    #37557

    braddalton
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    WordPress consists of files and a database.

    Files include your theme, plugins, uploads (images)

    Your database includes all your content like posts, pages etc.

    The Twitter plugin is excellent and still maintained. The author works for Matt Mullenweg.


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    #37667

    Gordy
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    Thanks. I now understand.

    I would also want to know if  both “Google Analyticator” that I had been using and “Site Stat” in jetpack by wordpress which I recently installed have  same function.

    If so, wouldn’t  it be a good idea to delette the Google Analyticator?

    #37675

    braddalton
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    Site stats is very basic.

    Google Analytics is the best but you may not use it so delete it.


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    #38124

    Gordy
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    @braddalton thanks.

    I have a related security question. When I see a comment that looks like a spam. Should I click, “spam” button or the “trash” button?

    If I am not 100% that a comment is a spam or not. Is there a security risk if I approve the comment?

    And would you recommend that I install wordfencesecurity plugin?

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    #38158

    braddalton
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    Read the comment and see if it adds value to your content.

    Here’s a post about reducing spam http://wpsites.net/blogging/stop-comment-spam/

    Please ask unrelated questions in a new thread. Thanks


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