WP STAGING Changelog

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3.8.1 Release July 8, 2024

  • Fix: Error 500 when listing backup due to open_basedir restriction on ABSPATH. (Pro) #3548

3.8.0 Release July 1, 2024

  • New: Compatible to WordPress 6.5.5
  • New: Enable remote backup loading for dropbox storage provider. (Pro) #3475
  • New: Add ‘Upload to Cloud’ button to upload existing local backups to cloud storage. (Pro) #3331
  • New: Add option to backup custom directories in WordPress root path. #2903
  • New: Add backup notifications via Slack. (Pro) #3297
  • New: Add backup email notifications to WP Staging free version. #3297
  • Enh: Show a message when ajax requests get blocked by a firewall rule. #3449
  • Fix: Magic login link does not work when it is used more than one time. Requires updating existing staging sites to fix this. (Pro) #3512
  • Fix: Handle staging and backup creation when file name contains new line character. #3417
  • Fix: Make “copy to clipboard” button works properly in all browsers, regardless of protocol (HTTP, HTTPS). #3443
  • Fix: Show correct folder count if the staging site file structure contains multiple plugin and theme folders. #3419
  • Fix: Prevent backup retention from being modified when scheduling backup. #3422
  • Fix: Show ‘Settings form’ after authenticating with storage providers Google Drive and Dropbox. #3356
  • Fix: The site URL is not replaced correctly in the blog table on PUSH for network subsites that have a different domain than the main site. (Pro) #3501
  • Fix: Several PHP warnings when using RESET on an existing staging site. #3438
  • Fix: Optimize and clean up CSS. Fix X and Github icons. Remove of ‘!important’ declarations in dark theme. #3448
  • Fix: Validate new admin account email address before cloning. #3467
  • Fix: Make sure appropriate message is displayed after successful backup. #3474
  • Fix: Some files may not be scanned and/or copied during staging site creation if their relative path to ABSPATH contains the value of ABSPATH. #3476
  • Fix: Use wp_kses instead of esc_html when logging backup message in logger, to keep json formatting for messages. #3536
  • Dev: Add unit test to make sure file extraction task works for multiple requests. #3481
  • Dev: Improve basic performance cest e2e and reduce flakiness. #3522
  • Dev: Rename Compressor service to Archiver service to match what this service does. #3496
  • Dev: DRY multipart code, so that compression feature can be used with it. #3498
  • Dev: Add developer docs for the standalone installer script. #3235

3.7.1 Release June 17, 2024

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.5.4
  • New: Automatic login to staging site after initial creation by creating a temporary login. #3198
  • New: Add option to run backup in background without keeping browser open. #3286
  • Security: Sanitize parameters in remote storage settings to prevent possible path traversal and executing of potential malicious code. #3461
  • Enh: Add support for Wordfence 2FA authentication in the WP Staging login form. #3358
  • Enh: Refactor dropbox and google drive sign in buttons. (Pro) #3405
  • Enh: Reducing plugin size by minifying js and css files and removing map files. #3279
  • Enh: Redesign plugin deactivation feedback form. #3000
  • Enh: Hide sensitive values in system info. #3447
  • Fix: Unable to restore backup when it contains huge number of files which requires extracting in multiple requests. #3477
  • Fix: Improve reliability and robustness of the background processor: Stalled actions will automatically be cancelled if they are in processing state for more than 15 mins. #3454
  • Fix: Backup by URl throws error “Invalid backup file content”. #3404
  • Fix: Standalone restorer randomly terminated while restoring large files. #3348
  • Fix: The backup version of WP Staging Restore is not up to date. #3425
  • Fix: Refactor the contact form. New default options for sending backup log files and accepting privacy policy. #3370
  • Fix: Ensure listing of remote backups and uploading of local backups to cloud storage works correctly. #3434
  • Fix: Hide sensitive fields (secret key, access key…) in backup storages settings. #3389
  • Fix: Don’t optimize the .htaccess as default any longer if server is litespeed. Revert to old behavior by using the filter wpstg.create_litespeed_server_config. #3409
  • Fix: Table Renaming Task fails during Restore and Push if database prefix contains capital letter(s) and database is hosted on Windows based OS system i.e. Microsoft Azure. #3372
  • Fix: Disconnect google drive account if it fails to refresh access token. #3388
  • Fix: Cloud storage options are overlapped by other elements. #3343
  • Fix: Don’t load and list remote backup for dropbox as it is not supported yet. (Pro) #3407
  • Dev: Refactor BackupValidateTask to BackupSignerTask to match the action it does. Also move the signer related logic to separate service. #3367
  • Dev: Add pre-requisite code for a new faster and more secure backup format. #2915
  • Dev: Add option in UI to validate backup files during backup creation. #3368
  • Dev: Auto eslint js files and format scss files during make watch. #3398
  • Dev: Add phpcs rule to make each file ends with only one empty line. #3390
  • Dev: Replace rollup-plugin-postcss with rollup-plugin-styles to have better control over source maps. #3429
  • Fix: Unable to restore backup when it contains huge number of files which requires extracting in multiple requests. #3477

3.6.0 Release May 13, 2024

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.5.3
  • New: Implemented dark mode UX with options to switch between ‘Default OS Mode’, ‘Lite Mode’ and ‘Dark Mode’ #3261
  • New: Now you can restore backup of single site and/or multisite subsite to self or another multisite subsite. (Pro) #3240
  • New: Allow user to push all folders under (/wp-content/). #2760
  • New: Add the a new user role ‘visitor’ to share login link option. (Pro) #3332
  • Enh: Add type hinting for ProTemplateIncluder. #3337
  • Enh: Make sure to prevent other plugins from injecting their messages into WP Staging UI. #3364 #3036
  • Fix: Keep cloud storage connected to Google Drive even if files listing from remote storage fails. (Pro) #3347
  • Enh: Revamped system-info page, ‘Purge Backup Queue’ modal and moved JavaScript code to a separate file. #3262
  • Enh: Automatically exclude uploads folder during push if it is a symlink. #2989
  • Fix: Sync User Account feature duplicates existing user as administrator role. #3311
  • Fix: Backup restore stuck on importing users for subsite when restoring an old backup on single site. #3373
  • Fix: Make sure to handle fatal error due to missing COLLATE while creating ‘wp_wpstg_queue’ table for scheduled backup. #3359
  • Fix: Hide the ‘wp-content/wp-staging-sites’ folder from staging site directory selection, as it is always excluded during cloning. #3267
  • Fix: Show exact error message for open_basedir restriction error if destination directory does not have write permissions. #3116
  • Fix: Memory usage of the staging site is higher than of the live site. #3307
  • Fix: Make sure to only sync production site’s users fields that exist in cloned site’s users table. #3362
  • Fix: Send log files from last 14 days and compress them before sending. Add Contact Us button to error messages. #3323
  • Fix: Make sure to display default login link on custom login form if login is blocked by a security plugin with OTP or 2FA enabled. #3293
  • Fix: Ensure that the All in One Security Plugin (AIOS) isn’t disabled by the wp staging optimizer when AIOS’s salt option is enabled. #3351
  • Fix: Reconnect DB if mysql has gone away during update of queue table. #3354
  • Fix: Create backup folder in google drive, if it does not exist, before uploading to backup cloud provider. #3381
  • Fix: Make sure loading bar is removed once a WP Staging page is refreshed successfully #3365
  • Dev: Add end-to-end tests for the standalone installer script. #3025
  • UX: Make sure that backup cards always look good. #3345
  • UX: Make sure that automatic backup icon looks good. #3338
  • UX: Display backup name and cloud storage settings in ‘Edit Backup Plans’ Modal. #3299

3.5.0 Release April 24, 2024

  • New: Tested on WordPress 6.5.2
  • New: (Pro) Add option to download and restore backup directly from cloud storage providers Google Drive, Amazon S3, OneDrive, FTP, SFTP. #1968
  • New: (Pro) First release of the standalone WP Staging Restore tool. Add the constant WPSTG_ACTIVATE_RESTORER to wp-config.php if you want to test it. #2435
  • Fix: Generated create table DDL is corrupted during backup creation if table DDL contains multiple constraints with CASCADE, SET NULL, SET DEFAULT, RESTRICT or NO ACTION referentials actions. #3303
  • Fix: Backup Type missing in scheduling options. Resulting in creation of entire multisite backup even for just subsite backup on multisite. #3312
  • Fix: Resolve browser warnings due to invalid HTML syntax. #2490
  • Security: Use more secure implementation to invalidate expired login links. #3270
  • Security: Prevent accessing the system info from unauthenticated users. #3290
  • Security: Check if uploaded backup file is a valid WP Staging backup file before uploading it to the server. #3318 #3273
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