I installed & activated UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore plugin and immediately got this message:

"Warning: The scheduler is disabled in your WordPress install, via the DISABLE_WP_CRON setting. No backups can run (even "Backup Now") unless either you have set up a facility to call the scheduler manually, or until it is enabled."

According to WP forums, I need to alter the wp-config.php file to eliminate the DISABLE_WP_CRON line (or change the parameter from TRUE to FALSE. Is there an easier way to do this than using FTP and editing the wp-config file? Will I cause further problems by eliminating this line?

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mijareze Premium
I use backup by blogvault real time and I haven't had any problems. Just a suggestion. Also, back up is not local so it doesnt slow down your site and it's compatable with wp3
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks. Just found out that WA has complete backups so my doing backups is redundant effort.
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Loes Premium
Why do you need a back-up, one of the premium advantages is that WA has a complete back-up from your site, whenever something goes wrong.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks Loes. Marion just mentioned that in her reply also. Somewhere along the line I missed that piece of info. I guess I don't need to worry about backups. One problem solved the easy way!
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MarionBlack Premium
You have your website on SiteRubix and there are no outbound connection here. So no back up plugins are going to work. Also, you don't have access to a cPanel so the only way to back up your website is via Tools==> Export for your content and FTP for your plugins, themes, media and settings. ~Marion
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AllynBeekman Premium
Hi Marion. Thanks much.

I'm not sure if I've forgotten to update an address somewhere but my websites are my own domains, not on SiteRubix.

I did use your instructions once before to download but I was hoping there was a simpler way to do it. I don't find FileZilla to be very user-friendly (though it does work which is better than what I'm experiencing with the plug-ins).

May I ask - what is your reason for using FTP rather than a plug-in? People don't normally explain WHY they choose a plug-in or some other method to accomplish a task, so it sometimes becomes confusing as to which option might be best overall.

I suppose that going with FTP eliminates the need for one more plug-in!
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MarionBlack Premium
Are your websites hosted at WA? I should have been a bit more explicit. WA hosting (SiteRubix) does not have outbound connections or cPanel. I can see from your favicon that you're using WA hosting (or you have in the past and not changed your favicon). On my websites at HostGator I use backup plugins but not on the ones I have here for testing. SiteRubix subdomains don't have FTP access only top level domains (dot coms).
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AllynBeekman Premium
Ah, the missing piece of information. Yes, I'm hosted here at WA. Somehow I never caught this before in all the discussions I've seen on here about backups.

So, I'll stop wasting my time and get rid of the plugins.

Thank you!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
UpdraftPlus has been causing problems
with the new update for wordpress.
I have uninstalled it from my sites.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks Ken. I haven't added the new update yet and just saw the post from Labman encouraging us to not add it in due to the problems it is causing.

If you aren't using UpdraftPlus will you be using any other plugin for backups?
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Ken-Pringle Premium
No plugin at this time Allyn.
I will be backing everything up the way I always have.
It is safe and easy to track. My team does the work.
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PaulDG Premium
Allyn, what theme are you using?
I will run a test for you and see if there is another way, but straight up I think you will need to use FTP.
You can PM me if you like.
Paul
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AllynBeekman Premium
Ah, sorry, I meant to include that. I am using the Supernova theme.

If I have to use FTP I'll get my son to help so I don't mess things up. I have a good deal of experience in computer programming but my knowledge is back with the dinosaurs.

I'm trying to set up automatic backups to Dropbox, by the way.

I am surprised that it takes this type of programming change to make the plugin work. Others here in WA have recommended this one and also Backwpup, which I tried using first and it didn't work either. I assume it's the same issue but Backwpup didn't give me any clues as to the problem, just said it couldn't access the network.

Thanks for responding!
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PaulDG Premium
OK Stand by I will have a look at it for you.
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PaulDG Premium
Hey Allyn,
I was hoping that within Editor of the theme that you might have been able to access the wp-config.php. but no go.
I use FileZilla for an FTP client.

I was able to quickly FTP to my test site, once there I went into httpdocs directory and in there is the wp-config.php file. Copy this out to a directory on your c:\ the open it by right clicking and select Edit. Scroll down towards to the bottom and you will see about 8 lines from the bottom this line: define( 'DISABLE_WP_CRON', True );
as you know for the forums that you just need to change true to false save it then copy it back to the same place and overwrite the old copy.
This immediately allowed for the UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore plugin to allow it to be configured.

Sorry there is no other way than using the FTP client to make this change.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Thanks much, Paul. I'll give it a shot. I've used FileZilla a couple times (when I have good instructions like yours) and have been successful. I don't want to mess up my site by doing something wrong in the config file though. I really appreciate your follow-up on this!
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