Install BackWPup Pro and BackWPup Free

The installation of BackWPup works just like any other WordPress plugin. You can install it via the WordPress backend or upload the files via FTP.

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Installing BackWPup Pro

Download BackWPup Pro

First, get the BackWPup Pro zip file and download it to your computer.

You can buy the Pro version on  BackWPup.com. After the purchase, you can find the zip file in your BackWPup account:

1
Log in to  BackWPup.com with the credentials you got via email.
2
In the upper right corner, click on My Account . You can find the plugin zip file in the API Downloads section.
3
Download BackWPup Pro to your computer.

Important: If you want to upgrade the free version to BackWPup Pro, please have a look at our guide " How do I upgrade BackWPup Free to BackWPup Pro?", so you don't lose your plugin settings.

Installation via WordPress admin area

1
Log in to your WordPress installation.
2
Go to  Plugins → Add new.
3
Click the Upload  Plugin button and upload the BackWPup Pro zip file from your computer.
4
Click on  Install now and wait until WordPress says the plugin was installed successfully.
5
You can activate the plugin immediately with clicking on Activate now on the success page. If you want to activate it later, you can do so via  Plugins  →  Installed Plugins.
6
Enter your license key on the  Plugins  →  Installed Plugins page.

Install BackWPup - Activate Plugin and enter Licence Key

Installation via FTP

Do you have trouble installing BackWPup Pro via the WordPress admin area? Then try it via FTP. For this you need an FTP program, like  Filezilla.

1
Unzip the BackWPup Pro zip file on your computer.  
2
Connect to your web server via the FTP program.
3
Upload the unzipped BackWPup Pro folder to the  / wp-content/plugins folder of your WordPress.

Install BackWPup - Upload BackWPup via FTP

4
Log in to WordPress and activate BackWPup Pro via  Plugins  →  Installed Plugins.
5
Enter your license key on the  Plugins  →  Installed Plugins page.

Installing BackWPup Free

For installing the free version of BackWPup it is not neccessary to download the zip file. BackWPup Free is available in the official WordPress Plugin Repository and can be installed via the admin area of your WordPress. If you need to download the zip file, you can get the free version of BackWPup in the  WordPress Plugin Repository with a click on the red download button.

Install BackWPup Free - Download from wordpress.org

1
Log in to your WordPress.
2
Go to  Plugins → Add new.
3
Type  BackWPup into the search field and hit enter. A few relevant plugins will be displayed, BackWPup should be the first one.

Install BackWPup Free - Search BackWPup Free in the admin area
4
At the BackWPup plugin, click on Install N ow and wait until WordPress confirms the successful installation.
5

You can activate the plugin immediately with clicking on  Activate now on the success page. If you want to activate it later, you can do so via Plugins → Installed Plugins.

Installation via admin area: plugin upload

1
Log in to your WordPress.
2
Go to  Plugins → Add new.
3
Click on the Upload  Plugin at the top and upload the BackWPup zip file.
4
Click on  Install and wait until WordPress confirms the successful installation.
5

You can activate the plugin immediately with clicking on Activate now on the success page. If you want to activate it later, you can do so via Plugins → Installed Plugins.

Installation via FTP

Do you have trouble installing BackWPup Pro via the WordPress admin area? Then try it via FTP. For this you need an FTP program, like  Filezilla.

1

Unzip the BackWPup Pro zip file on your computer.

2

Connect to your web server via the FTP program.

3

Upload the unzipped BackWPup Pro folder to the  /wp-content/plugins folder of your WordPress.

Install BackWPup Free - upload plugin files via ftp

4

Log in to WordPress and activate BackWPup Pro via  Plugins → Installed Plugins.