How to add Google Cloud to your UpdraftPlus account settings

The latest version of UpdraftPlus gives you the option of backing up your WordPress website by using several different remote storage options. Ranging from Google, to Amazon S3, to DropBox, there is a remote storage option for everyone.

As with Google Drive, Google Cloud, as it offers 15GB of free remote storage for free per month and can be used in the knowledge that you are putting your backups and security in the hands of one the largest and most dependable companies in the world. 

By using your existing Google email account, you can set up your Google Cloud remote storage account in next to no time. If you require more remote storage space, you can purchase up to 2TB of space for just £79.99 a year. 

UpdraftPlus can be connected to your Google Cloud remote storage location in just a few minutes. We know that all the different options and settings can sometimes be a lot to figure out, so we have created the following helpful video guide on how to quickly and easily connect UpdraftPlus and Google Cloud.

Just follow the video below for a step-by-step guide.

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How to add Google Drive to your UpdraftPlus account settings

When backing up your WordPress website with UpdraftPlus, you have the option of using several remote storage options in which to save your backup files.

One of the most popular storage locations is Google Drive, as it offers 15GB of free remote storage, has a world-wide reputation for security and dependability and is a quick and easy remote storage option to connect to as pretty much everyone already has a Gmail account already setup. 

As user interfaces and setup processes change rapidly, we at UpdraftPlus are constantly updating the latest ‘how-to’ videos, so users have a clear understanding of how to connect Google Drive and other remote backup options to their UpdraftPlus account. 

To find out how to add Google Drive to your UpdraftPlus backup settings, just follow the video below for a step-by-step instructions.

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Easy Updates Manager and WordPress 5.5

Easy Updates Manager and WordPress 5.5

Easy Updates Manager has long been the leader in WordPress update management. We’ve watched Easy Updates Manager go from a humble 10,000 installs to its current 300,000 install count.

With WordPress 5.5, auto-updates have landed in WordPress Core. This is exciting.

With this latest WordPress update, we had to make the tough decision whether to natively integrate with WordPress Core’s interpretation of automatic updates, in regards to plugins and themes. While the native core integration of auto-updates is well-thought and we foresee it becoming more powerful, EUM has taken the decision to continue to control updates through our unique and innovative interface.

One example is our plugins and themes screen. Users can still enable auto-updates through those screens and it integrates well with core emails and our log functionality. Additionally, you can also disable updates completely for certain assets.

EUM also integrates out-of-the-box with most third-party plugins and has worked with hosts throughout the years to make native automatic updates to plugins and themes a possibility, even on managed hosts.

When a user couples automatic updates with backups that most managed hosts handle natively, or our own UpdraftPlus backup solution, users are covered even if the worst should happen.

With EUM Free, we have identified that most users simply want auto-updates to be enabled holistically throughout WordPress. This includes plugin/theme updates, translation updates and WordPress Core updates (minor and major versions).

We foresee automatic updates, as they have landed in Core, to be a popular feature. We provide additional features with our Premium offering.

With EUM Premium, users are given more control over updates. Examples of our popular Premium features include:

  • Update scheduling – Control when updates are run to avoid excessive server load and downtime.
  • Logs – Logs are a native feature, but premium allows you to integrate logs with third-party services such as Slack. The export log functionality also allows you to generate a report for clients.
  • Email reports of pending updates – If for some reason an update isn’t available through auto-updates, we can send you a periodic report of updates that need action. This will also work if you have disabled an asset from updating.

At Easy Updates Manager, we will strive to give users the features they need to have full control over their updates and will continue working with WordPress Core in regards to automatic updates. As Core updates mature, we will strive to integrate with native Core functionality when it makes sense.

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UpdraftPlus passes 3 million active installs

UpdraftPlus passes 3 million active installs

Though the world is going through a tough time right now, UpdraftPlus has found a reason to celebrate! Your support has meant we’ve reached the amazing milestone of 3,000,000 active installs. 

The UpdraftPlus office is in Wales, UK which has a population of 3 million – which means there’s a site actively using us for every person in this nation.

After hitting 2 million in December 2018, we’re humbled to reach this figure in an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace. 

UpdraftPlus is now the 13th most popular plugin in the world.  Excluding official WordPress.org and Automattic plugins (which are pre-installed or promoted heavily in the plugin installer interface), we’re 8th most popular.

We also remain the #1 backup plugin (All-in-One WP Migration, which includes a backup facility but markets itself essentially for migrations, is on 2 million, with Duplicator on 1 million) – the next biggest plugin that directly presents itself as a backup plugin is BackWPup on 600,000).

We’d like to thank the team here, who even during these difficult times, have all continued working to improve the plugin and provide support in order to give you the peace of mind they need by providing the highest quality possible backup experience

But we couldn’t carry out the developments and improvements that have made UpdraftPlus so popular without all of our loyal users. So thank you again, and here’s to the next million!

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