New! – BackWPup PRO with Restore function! Already over 10 Million Downloads!

How do I upgrade BackWPup Free to BackWPup Pro?

You want to install BackWPup Pro but have the free version already running in your WordPress installation? To keep the settings of the free version, please follow this guide to upgrade to the Pro version.

BackWPup Pro can be purchased at The plugin zip file is available in your account after the purchase.

  1. Buy BackWPup Pro and download the zip file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the zip file. The unzipped folder is called backwpup-pro.
  3. Login to your WordPress installation and go to Plugins → Installed Plugins.

  4. Deactivate BackWPup. DO NOT delete the plugin.
  5. Via FTP, go to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder of your WordPress.

    Deactivate BackWPup
    Deactivate BackWPup
  6. Delete the folder backwpup.
  7. Upload the folder backwpup-pro, which you have unzipped in step 2, to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  8. Go to Plugins → Installed Plugins of your WordPress. Maybe you have to reload the page, to see the newly uploaded Pro plugin.

    Plugins → Installed Plugins
    Plugins → Installed Plugins
  9. Activate BackWPup Pro.
  10. Enter your licence data on the license tab settings page (BackWPup Pro → Settings) to receive automatic updates and get support if needed.

    Enter your Master API Key and Product Id to activate your licence
    Enter your Master API Key and Product Id to activate your licence