WP STAGING | PRO Changelog

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5.3.3 Release February 05, 2024

  • New: Support for WordPress 6.4.3
  • New: Add filter wpstg.push_excluded_directories to exclude specific folders during push. #3050
  • New: Add ‘Do review link’ to backup success modal after staging site and backup creation. #3085
  • Enh: Reduce number of API calls to wp-staging.com for version number checking. #3091
  • Enh: Add option to use APPEND Mode for uploading backup using FTP from settings UI. #3044
  • Enh: Add loading icon during activation of the free version. #3041
  • Enh: Improve the message when backup has been created with older version of WP Staging. #3033
  • Enh: Make sure the checkbox icon appears at centre on all system. #2920
  • Enh: Make sure that font size and view layout is consistent in staging and reset modal. #3104
  • Fix: Can not update email address for sending error reports. #3109
  • Fix: Deprecation message about dynamic properties thrown by Google Drive Api Model class. Show exact error message when unable to get resume URI for Google Drive backup upload. #3076
  • Fix: Make sure to not check external DB credentials in free version while creating staging site. #3054
  • Fix: Editing the backup schedule sometime re-creates the schedule cron at a wrong time. #3101
  • Fix: Add filter to hide primary key changes message and include primary key details in the system information. #2972
  • Fix: Not all files are sometimes pushed under certain situation. #3082
  • Fix: Scheduled Backups unable to run when a manually created backup exists. #3089
  • Fix: The backup retention number of Google Drive backups isn’t honored. #3063
  • Fix: Handle issues when unable to fetch information for external database during cloning requirements. #3029
  • Fix: Show correct version of WP Staging in backup and staging log files. #3010
  • Fix: Type error when passing multiple parameters using hooks methods. #3064
  • Fix: Reduce height of the delete staging site modal. #3058
  • Tweak: Keep only wp-staging* plugins active during database renaming process on backup restore to avoid conflict. #3095
  • Tweak: Deprecate Filter ‘wpstg.ftpclient.forceUseFtpExtension’ as we already provide alternate option in FTP settings UI. #3053
  • Tweak: Improve success message after push about clearing site and theme cache, which may be required if the front page appears different than expected. #3003
  • Dev: Add initial level logic to support Backup Compression and Restore of Compressed Backups. #2555
  • Dev: Reduce number of manual e2e dispatch call by adding wp cli and cloud storages e2e in full PRO e2e suite and run them in parallel. #3073

5.3.2 Release January 18, 2024

  • Fix: Catch type errors on properties hydration for Backup Metadata and other backup related tasks. #3072

5.3.1 Release January 15, 2024

  • Fix: Handle warnings when unable to unserialize serialized data during cloning. #3004
  • Fix: Don’t logout when restoring backup wp.com site on last step when database was not restored. #3031
  • Fix: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError when using Litespeed server. #3060

5.3.0 Release January 14, 2024

  • New: Add backup and restore support for sites hosted on WordPress.com. #2433
  • New: Add input form for backup URL directly migrate a backup to another site. #2752
  • Enh: Allow to re-authenticate if current session expires during creating staging site, backup or push process. #2285
  • Enh: Show all network site host-names in system info. #2953
  • Enh: During PUSH, use temp directory outside of plugins and themes directories to avoid plugin duplication and conflicts in case of a failure. #1595
  • Enh: Refactor and DRY backup cache class. #2991
  • Enh: Show admin message if user has another backup plugin installed and tell how amazing the WP Staging feature is:-) #2966
  • Enh: Add dev filter activation. #2976
  • Enh: Don’t reload all staging sites after creating staging site for smooth user experience. #2940
  • Enh: Show better error message when cloning process stops due to memory exhaustion. #2935
  • Fix: Although all tables were renamed correctly during backup restore, the backup restore log sometimes show incorrect number of tables restored. #2974
  • Fix: Can’t serialize unserialized data that has an instance of a class in the object. Relevant for backup and backup restore. #2981
  • Fix: Make sure to execute backup performance javascript only when creating a backup. #3019
  • Fix: Installing the required free version when installing the pro version might disable all network active plugins on a multisite network. #2997
  • Fix: Improve cleaning up of cache files after pushing and backup. #3021
  • Fix: If only one file is selected for pushing, that file is not copied. #3011
  • Fix: Under rare circumstances a push could miss to copy the last file of a queue. #2901
  • Fix: On Bitnami Hosted WordPress Sites, Plugins and Themes are not replaced during PUSH due to symlinked wp-content folder. #2692
  • Fix: Undefined index of databaseSsl #2995
  • Fix: Notice “Free version required” may show up on network admin page while backup free version is not network activated. #2949
  • Fix: Don’t show “Customized uploads folder notice” when host is flywheel. #2970
  • Fix: Make sure javascript events are only registered when the corresponding element is loaded in the DOM. #3039
  • Dev: Fix reauthentication e2e when creating backup. #3006
  • Dev: Add a windows based docker setup to run all backup and staging e2e and unit tests on a real Windows environment. #2699
  • Dev: Update nodejs docker image for building and compiling assets.#3016

5.2.0 Release December 20, 2023

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  • New: Support up to WordPress 6.4.2
  • New: Adding feature to create backup of individual network site in multisite installations. #2795
  • New: Add backup settings in backup logs. #2969
  • Fix: Automatic backup repair if the backup file index is corrupted. #2861
  • Fix: Saves remote storage backup in the database for use when calculating the number of backup to keep on remote storage. #2856
  • Security: Prevent accessing the content of backup cache files created during cloning and pushing jobs. #2984

5.1.4 Release December 13, 2023

  • New: Add smart exclusion options for backup creation and allow exclusion of cache files, post revisions, spam comments, unused plugins and themes and deactivated plugins with a single click. #2758 🎄
  • New: Add ‘Refresh License Status’ button beside ‘Activate License’ and ‘Deactivate License’ button. #2809
  • New: Show modal in free version when there are performance issues after creating backup. #2721
  • New: Add option to upload already created backup to a cloud storage. This feature will be disabled by default. But can be enabled by defining WPSTG_ALLOW_REMOTE_UPLOAD constant to true. #2610
  • Enh: Formatting and cleaning up legacy backup related core/utils code. #2910
  • Enh: Improve the admin notice about the required free version during plugin installation to make it more visually striking. #2885
  • Enh: Add placeholders for pipe and colon characters in file and path names so that they can easily be extracted from backup file index. #2575
  • Enh: Disable the ‘start backup’ button when no storage is selected. #2921
  • Enh: Formatting and clean up for WPStaging PHPCS Sniff code. #2851
  • Fix: Page loading wrapper was overlapping elements on staging page. Add a loading bar below the header menu when switching between staging and backup main tabs. Adjust the delete modal! #2952 #2938
  • Fix: Exclude unused themes filter doesn’t work properly for entire multisite backup. #2927
  • Fix: Urls containing port i.e. example.com:8080 were not correctly replaced during using backup for site migration if destination site has different port. #2919
  • Fix: Due to presence of www prefix in constant DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE on the destination site during backup restore, both source and destination weren’t considered same site for updating subsites related URLs. #2954
  • Fix: Remove Type strictness from custom wp_mail function used in staging site when mail sending is blocked to avoid “Uncaught TypeError”. #2932
  • Fix: Unable to create directory with correct permissions in ABSPATH when ABSPATH has wrong or custom permission i.e. 0170 but ABSPATH is writeable during staging site creation. #2925
  • Fix: Upsell welcome page shows up when pro is installed and free activated. #2939
  • Tweak: Show a proper message on FREE version why the backup cannot be restored if backup has same site url with a different url scheme. #2841
  • Dev: Some e2e tests were still using old checksum file for comparing plugin dist package, which leads to plugin not being latest for those tests. #2916
  • Dev: Add PHPCS rule improvements for return type hint. #2899
  • Dev: Moved backup cloud storage related e2e tests to separate suite and DRY workflows generation for e2e tests. #2951
  • Dev: Don’t run storage related tests on basic e2e backup tests. #2930
  • Dev: Add digitalocean backup dev credentials into dev doc. #2963

5.1.3 Release November 17, 2023

  • Security: There was a potential security vulnerability due to which a malicious user could eventually exploit and access the wp staging cache folder. This issue is now fixed. The security issue was found by Thanks to Dmitrii Ignatyev from cleantalk.org. #2908
  • Fix: Siteground related issue: file_put_contents() doesn’t free up resource automatically immediately, which caused error 500 during backup extraction on SiteGround hosting (due to limited resources). #2868
  • Fix: For domain based subsites during backup restore, home and site_url were not adjusted properly automatically. #2857

5.1.2 Release November 14, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.4.1
  • New: Add latest cloning, pushing, backup and backup restore logs when the user downloads the log files or opens support ticket and share debug information. #2806
  • Fix: Warnings in WordPress 6.4 because WordPress removed property $wpdb->use_mysqli. This could lead to a backup error. #2881
  • Dev: Add missing twentytwentyone theme to multi_tests to make backup tests work. #2888
  • Dev: Add a Sniff rule to check for proper use of esc_html_e. #2875
  • Dev: Use cache and run unit tests in parallel to reduce time taken by fast backup tests. #2862
  • Dev: Fix DB version in DB seed file for multisites backup tests. #2891
  • Dev: Fix issue with WP CLI e2e backup test not running due to missing core plugin. #2896
  • Dev: Add make command to update DB backup seed files. #2893
  • Dev: Make sure that the .gitignore file remains intact and doesn’t get deleted when running ./wpstg changelog:update command. #2873
  • Dev: PHPCS rule for adding a newline after “for, foreach, if” block statements. #2831
  • Dev: Use constants for job type for cloning/pushing process instead of hard coding them. #2850

5.1.1 Release November 07, 2023

  • New: Make WP Staging compatible up to PHP 8.3 RC. #2543
  • New: Add option in settings UI to force use FTP extension over FTP curl method for remote uploading backup using FTP. #2731
  • New: Add constant WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE with value all to new staging site. WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE constant was added in WordPress 6.3. #2792
  • New: If the “wpstg_push_excluded_tables” filter is used to exclude tables from the push process, these tables are deactivated in the push table selection. #2776
  • Enh: Make sure pro upgrade button font color can not be overwritten by third party. #2846
  • Fix: Improve design of the “delete staging site” modal. #2843
  • Fix: Existing previously created backup files may be invalid under certain circumstances and can lead to a faulty website after restoration. This is a highly recommended update! Please create a new backup after installing this update to ensure that this potential error does not affect your backup file. #2861
  • Fix: Remove warnings in debug.log that say “WP STAGING: Another instance of WPSTAGING active…”. #2849
  • Dev: Use 7zip instead of zip to achieve better compression ratio to create smaller plugin zip packages. #2854
  • Dev: Make Flywheel e2e tests pass that were failing due to missing file in flywheel structure. #2871

5.1.0 Release October 25, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.3.2
  • New: Exclude GoDaddy mu-plugin by default when creating a staging site. #2744
  • New: Add modal to opt-in for diagnostic monitoring after first installation. #2391
  • New: An active installation of the free core plugin will be mandatory for pro version 5.1.0 and later. #2612
  • Enh: Added information into system info logs to indicate whether the site is a single site or a multi-site. #2790
  • Enh: Show notice that permalinks won’t work on WP Engine sites. #2142
  • Enh: Add Contact Us button to the main menu bar. #2763
  • Enh: Update license updater and fix a small error that can lead to broken API requests. #2817
  • Enh: Remove type strictness from optimizer plugin functions which are used with wp hooks to avoid conflict with other plugins. #2830
  • Fix: Backup uploading to FTP fails if ftpclient is used and ssl enabled. #2750
  • Fix: Staging login doesn’t work if Wordfence Activated option exists in the database but there is no Wordfence plugin active. #2812
  • Fix: Magic login link does not work if only the free version is active on the staging site. This requires updating WP Staging Free and Pro plugin on staging site. #2781
  • Fix: Custom WP content paths inside ABSPATH were not correctly cloned for newly created staging site. This could led to missing images and languages. #2740
  • Fix: When editing staging sites database connection, don’t make live sites database prefix mandatory when staging site uses an external database. #2768
  • Fix: Deprecated warning in login form can prevent login to staging site. #2804
  • Fix: Upgrade routine was not working for wpstg_queue table for adding response field in the table for FREE version. #2828
  • Fix: During the file extraction of backup restore, file_put_contents is more consistent and faster than touch. Can prevent a site from being broken after backup restore due to possible bug in php 8.1.22. #2807
  • Dev: Add setup for e2e testing of wordpress.com support. #2739

5.0.6 Release September 29, 2023

  • Fix: There could be a fatal error after plugin activation on multisites if a plugin uses the filter site_option_active_sitewide_plugins. #2785
  • Fix: Theme Twenty Twenty Three has a bug that leads to corrupt staging sites. The transient _transient_wp_core_block_css_files breaks the css after migrating or creating a new staging site. This transient will be deleted on a freshly created staging site. Related: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-block-styles-not-loading-in-frontend/ #2778
  • Dev: Add make command to check class method return type hints #2769

5.0.5 Release September 25, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.3.1
  • New: Add support for Wordfence 2FA authentication in the WP Staging login form. #2253
  • New: Add two new filters to allow updating active plugins on staging site after cloning and on live site after pushing. wpstg.cloning.update_active_plugins and wpstg_pushing_update_active_plugins. #2409
  • Enh: Added real time elapsed time counter and restructured new staging process modals. Fixes an issue where log files are mixed up in the log window after canceling a staging process. #2651
  • Enh: Enable “Email Error Report Sending” as default in WP STAGING | PRO during initial plugin installation #2722
  • Enh: Wrap WP Staging hooks in custom methods to make WP Staging plugin(s) less exploitable. #2748
  • Fix: Php error ‘cross-device link’ can lead to backup restoring failing on Microsoft Azure servers. #2548
  • Fix: Drop-in plugins like object-cache.php and advanced-cache.php were not excluded by default during cloning. #2746
  • Fix: Exclude wp-content/wp-staging-sites directory during CLONING and BACKUP and also keep this directory during Backup Restore #2765
  • Fix: The delete confirmation modal shows a wrong staging site name when there is more than one staging site. #2741
  • Fix: Exclude All in One Security Plugin (AIOS) from being disabled by wp staging optimizer during staging or backup operations when AIOS has the post prefix option enabled as this will make wp staging unusable. #2672
  • Fix: After backup creation and backup restoring, the log entries in the success modal get purged and are not visible anymore. #2719
  • Fix: Make the batch renaming process for tables (in both RESTORE and PUSH) more robust and less error prone. #2772
  • Dev: Fix inverse usage of TaskResponseDto::isRunning #2643

5.0.4 Release September 7, 2023

  • New: Allow the usage of wildcards characters in the push filter ‘wpstg_preserved_options’. #2546
  • New: Exclude multiple database values from copying to a staging site table through the ‘wpstg.cloning.database.queryRows’ filter. #2545
  • New: You can add the new constant WPSTAGING_DEV_SITE into wp-config.php that determines if site is a staging/dev site or regular one. #2556
  • Fix: Cannot upload single backup files larger than 25GB on SFTP Storage. #2539
  • Enh: Removed console logs and clean up code. #2561
  • Enh: Rename logfile to wpstg-bundled-logs.txt while downloading and sending report to support team. #2593
  • Enh: Improve admin notice if cron jobs do not work. #2723
  • Fix: Fatal error due to foreign key constraints on tmp or bak tables when cleaning WP Staging tmp and bak tables before Pushing a staging site to live. #2728
  • Fix: Fatal error during backup restore if site has a drop in plugin like db.php or object-cache.php due to incorrect checking the checksum of the drop in plugin file. #2715
  • Fix: Add new constant WPSTG_MEMORY_EXHAUST_FIX, that can prevent memory exhausted errors during backup creation. #2551
  • Fix: A custom UPLOADS folder outside wp-content was not pre-selected and copied during cloning process and tustom UPLOADS folder was not copied during pushing a staging site as well. #2736
  • Fix: Improve admin notice when a pro backup is restored with the free version on another domain, host or server. #2697
  • Tweak: Adjust the requirements for restoring backup by making it dependant on backup structure instead of plugin version. #2717
  • Dev: Bump AWS PHP SDK package to latest version #2295
  • Dev: Remove PHP 5.6 compatibility code #2714
  • Dev: Reduce file size of the free plugin by removing unused backup cloud storages libraries from vendor packages. #2710
  • Dev: Add e2e tests for admin notices for backup and staging #2652
  • Dev: Delete tests output dir content while running make reset and ./wpstg build:webdriver-rebuild-dist #2726

5.0.3 Release August 28, 2023

  • New: Add dropbox cloud storage backup provider. #1881
  • New: Add support for custom domain based multisites. Network sites will be created in a subdomain. E.g.If the main site is “example.com” and the staging site destination url is “staging.example.com” then the live network site example.org will be cloned to staging.example.org and the network site example.net will be cloned to staging.example.net automatically. #2600
  • New: Add more options to wp cli backup backup-create command #2468
  • New: Add new contact us modal for free version to be able to provide better support to free users. #2246
  • New: Create staging site as default into ‘example.com/wp-content/wp-staging-sites/staging-site- name’ if root folder is not writable. #2438
  • Enh: Revise warnings in the symlink modal tooltip and improve the HTML syntax structure #2668
  • Enh: Transform the ‘click here’ hyperlink into a button on the staging site to enable staging site cloning #2664
  • Enh: Show admin notice on staging site if symlink option has been used to create it #2667
  • Enh: Added target URL when transferring staging site to live site #2362
  • Fix: Show admin notice on all pages on live or staging site if current site uses wpstgtmp_ or wpstgbak_ table prefixes as live table. #2666
  • Fix: Canceling the New CLONING process would delete all tables of production site if advanced settings were used to provide custom prefix for staging site with same database and host as production site. #2665
  • Fix: WP Staging backup folder gets deleted during restore on Windows OS. This can lead to an interuption and fatal error of the backup restore. #2690
  • Fix: Improve condition whether a table belongs to current site table during PUSH when cleaning temporary tables. #2686
  • Fix: If database tables prefix contains underscore like wp_12345, the sql backup part in multiparts backup is detected as separate backup. #2656
  • Fix: Having residual tables with wpstgbak_ prefix can leads to unsuccessful PUSH and backup RESTORE. Unless the current site prefix is wpstgbak_, these tables are now removed before starting RESTORE and PUSH #2576
  • Fix: Added style enhancement of changing the cursor to a pointer when interacting with the ‘Contact Us’ button #2662
  • Fix: Copied generated login link contains inline css style. #2654

5.0.2 Release August 17, 2023

  • New: Add more options to wp cli backup-create command #2668
  • Enh: Increase log file storing time to 14 days. #2625
  • Enh: Add admin notice to explain the new backup feature in free version #2524
  • Enh: Enhance free version backup modal UI #2608
  • Enh: Don’t allow saving empty table prefix for a staging site when using the edit button #2572
  • Fix: Use DTO instead of separate file for managing index sizes while creating backup to avoid filesystem lock. #2640
  • Fix: Backup creation fails on PHP 8 because unable to get primary key for table. #2629
  • Fix: Stop backup restore if no sql query is found to be executed but the backup contains a database to be restored #2560
  • Fix: Show admin notice if there is no WordPress table prefix in the database #2586
  • Dev: Add changelog entries in dedicated files #2623
  • Dev: No changelog needed on release branches #2763

5.0.1 Release August 8, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.3
  • New: Make UI more consistent and use same success and processing modals for staging site creation as for backup creation #2221
  • Fix: Rating banner can not be dismissed #2632
  • Fix: Multipart backup scheduled to be sent to google drive does not send all parts #2516
  • Fix: Could not backup tables that contain multiple primary keys (composite keys) #2616
  • Fix: Stop backup restore and add better logging if sql file is not readable during backup restore #2560
  • Fix: New delete modal does not show all tables on sites with many db tables due to CSS issue #2221
  • Fix: Resolved conflict with plugin “Admin and Site Enhancements” #2513
  • Fix: Prevent UI issue and word wrapping on line that says: “No staging site found” on MacOS on Chrome #2552
  • Fix: The feedback form on plugin deactivation does not send any data. #2638
  • Dev: Undefined method interfaceDatabaseClient::fetchAll() in phpstan #2622
  • Dev: e2e tests fail on multi sites #2631

5.0.0 Release July 25, 2023

  • New: Drop support for php 5.6. Minimum php version is 7.0 #2579
  • New: Flywheel hosting compatibility. Create staging sites and create backups on hosting providers where the WordPress core is located outside the public dir. #2372
  • New: Add system info to backup log file #2309
  • Enh: Check if sftp backup directory path is writeable while testing remote connection #2506
  • Enh: Add a tooltip to inform that backups will be created only for the current site and do not contain other sites, like staging websites #2483
  • Enh: Allow the user to click on “Copy” to copy the generated login link #2443
  • Enh: Improved code to be compatible with PHPstan level 3 rules #2461
  • Enh: Changed the order of login link expiry to day, min, sec #2380
  • Enh: Update back button color to make clear it is an active button #2512
  • Enh: Display the size of backup index parts in the list of backups #1678
  • Enh: Show the “Push Changes” button always in WP STAGING PRO and disable it until the license is activated #2466
  • Fix: WP CLI command wp wpstg backup-status did not work as expected #2467
  • Fix: Unselect folders starting with wp-admin* and wp-includes* when creating a new staging site #2340
  • Fix: Show the “primary key” warning only on WP STAGING admin page #2477
  • Fix: Multisite related constants missing during network clone when the original wp-config.php is not valid defaul multisite configuration file #2504
  • Fix: Restoring a backup fails because redis/memcache not configured on the destination site. This disables object cache if object-cache.php is not identical on backup and restoring site #2517
  • Fix: Php error ‘Undefined constant DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’ #2512
  • Fix: Microsoft IIS 7.5 with php 8.1.9 produces unexpected time format when using microtime() resulting in fatal error “division by zero” while creating a backup #2571
  • Fix: www prefix is set in domain property of subsite would result into repeating www prefix during network clone #2544
  • Fix: Don’t escape MySQL binary and blob data during cloning as this results into invalid data #2565
  • Tweak: Small visual glitches on tooltip in upload backup modal #2496
  • Dev: Improved usage of $status variable in backup and cloning #2332
  • Dev: This PR does a comprehensive pass on the codebase to verify that authorization checks are being done on callbacks that takes user input. #2531

4.10.1 Release June 19, 2023

  • New: Bring the premium high-performance pro backup feature into the basic version to allow creating a periodic backup of the WordPress website including backup restoring. #1979 #2487
  • Enh: Display Google Drive account info permanently on the settings page. Remove the option to customize the Google drive redirect uri. #2399
  • Enh: New styled back button #2444
  • Fix: Database tables renaming is now done in multiple requests instead of a single request for both PUSH and RESTORE. This allow easily rename hugh number of tables on slow server without worrying about increasing PHP Script timeout limit #2392
  • Fix: On backup restore keep or remove the staging site mode depending upon the current site state. E.g. Restoring a backup of a staging site on a live site will remove the staging site mode #2392
  • Fix: Small JS errors related to the backup sidebar menu when clicking tabs on the main navigation #1979
  • Fix: Backup restore can fail if backup has different access token than current site #2481
  • Fix: Several php 8.x warnings on staging site push operation in wpstg debug log #2472
  • Fix: When cloning into external database NULLs were converted to empty strings in the staging site #2448
  • Fix: Backup created with free version can show a warning if it is restored with pro version #2497
  • Dev: Update google webdriver driver test credentials #2450

4.9.0 Release May 25, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.2.2
  • New: Feature to disable WP Cron jobs on the staging site #2314
  • New: Button to unselect all staging site tables before cloning #2355
  • New: Add two-way encryption for backup storage credentials stored in the database. Read https://wp-staging.com/docs/wp-staging-encryption-setup/ #2310
  • New: Show selected plugins and themes count before cloning #2339
  • Enh: Beautify backup and staging log file format #2393
  • Enh: Append debug log to download system information #2441
  • Enh: Improved code to be compatible with PHPstan level 1 rules #2348
  • Enh: Improved code to be compatible with PHPstan level 2 rules #2419 #2459
  • Enh: Check if the option_name field contains the primary key before cloning #2386
  • Enh: Display the staging site name on generate login link screen #2432
  • Fix: Inaccurate performance values “queries per second” for backup restore #2327
  • Fix: Backup download URLs now support mixed http/https scheme #2376
  • Fix: Deprecation notice on PHP 8.2 / 8.1 #2389
  • Fix: Write the correct version number in wpstg.js when creating a free dist package #2431
  • Fix: Correct use of printf and gettext #2313
  • Fix: On backup creation MySQL Error 1118 row size too large error can appear #2422
  • Fix: Fix line-break issue during files-index validation when validating a backup on Windows OS that was created on Linux OS and vice versa #2402
  • Fix: Add Query Compatibility fix when restoring a database backup created on MariaDB with PAGE_COMPRESSED=`ON` on MySQL database #2401
  • Fix: PHP 8.1 warnings on backup creation due to using null value on wp_normalize_path #2453
  • Fix: Added method to handle sending email in free version with attachments #2417
  • Dev: Check if the Issue or PR Number exist in the changelog #2394

4.8.1 Release May 9, 2023

  • Fix: Remove custom global exception handler to avoid conflicts with other plugins #2424

4.8.0 Release May 5, 2023

  • New: Pro feature to allow generation of magic login links to staging site. Go to “Actions > Share Login Link”. This requires updating WP Staging Pro plugin on staging site #2204
  • New: Pro feature to sync active admin account. Go to “Actions > Sync User Account” to synchronize active admin user account with staging site #2183
  • New: Support SSL connection to external databases #2264
  • New: Allow WP-CLI to work on the staging site #2280
  • Enh: Refresh UI and add new animated loader icon to show backup progress #2292 #2349
  • Enh: Refresh UI and format system information page #2333
  • Enh: Refresh UI an add button to open staging site after updating staging site #2358
  • Enh: Refresh UI. Show more clear cron message and take into account that WP_CRON could be disabled if external backup cron is used #2378
  • Enh: Improve backup email error report and show more clear messages when a backup fail #2383
  • Enh: Display a message when the backup or restore process stops due to lack of server memory #2210
  • Enh: Combine wp staging logs and system info logs #2224
  • Enh: Show admin notice when optimizer mu-plugin is disabled to improve reliability of backup creation #2301
  • Enh: Run backup validation checks again after deleting a backup #2286
  • Enh: Toggle triangle icon on multi part backup click #2308
  • Enh: Make more clear where to enter the license key #2404
  • Enh: Allow uploads directory outside ABSPATH by using the filter `wpstg.backup.directory` #2359
  • Fix: Selecting a child folder automatically selects the parent folder. #2317
  • Fix: Toggle correctly the side bar navigation depending if staging or backup tab is active #2261
  • Fix: Excluding sub-directories on backup did not work with using the filter ‘wpstg.backup.exclude.directories’ #2291
  • Fix: Database permission warning did not disappear due to escaped database name #2234
  • Fix: Remove sanitize_url() deprecated notice #2306
  • Fix: Could not download system info #2323
  • Fix: Catch runtime exception when checking for valid backups during invalid file index notice #2312
  • Fix: Use correct html element id to fix js console error #2344
  • Fix: Last backup duration was always 0 min, 0 sec. It is now fixed #2383
  • Fix: Retry adding the backup file index up to 3 times if adding the backup file index fails #2383
  • Fix: Login redirect loop on wp-admin #2385
  • Fix: Add custom exception handler #2346
  • Dev: DRY webdriver tests #2276
  • Dev: Decouple PRO feature from WPStaging\Backup namespace and move them into WPStaging\Pro\Backup namespace #2296 #2336 #2356
  • Dev: Fix issues running basic webdriver tests on Github CI #2319
  • Dev: Add timeout to Github actions #2324
  • Dev: Write wp staging debug logs into global debug.log #2346

4.7.2 Release March 31, 2023

  • New: Compatible up to WordPress 6.2
  • Enh: Improves the look of the update notice #2294
  • Fix: Remove double www prefix if network is cloned to a www prefixed hostname but subsite already has www prefix #2284
  • Dev: Add more unit tests to increase reliability of the backup plugin #2273
  • Dev: Refactor backup terms Export to Backup and Import to Restore for consistency #2265
  • Dev: Move src/Pro/Backup to src/Backup as a first step to allow basic Backup feature to be added in Free version of WP Staging #2287 #2297

4.7.1 Release March 24, 2023

  • New: Add filter wpstg.restore.tmp_database_prefix to use custom temporary database prefix used during backup restore. Using this filter is useful in cases when (1) there are already tables with default WP Staging temp prefix (wpstgtmp_), or (2) restore fails because of 64 characters table name length limit for database identifiers #2217
  • New: Add filter wpstg.backup.directory to save backups in a custom location #2247
  • Enh: Improve message if there is not enough free disk space while creating a backup #2193
  • Enh: Add better logging for backup creation #2257
  • Enh: Improve the error message on the front-end when the backup directory is not available #2130
  • Enh: Show in knowledgebase block only articles of plugins that are actually installed on users website #2176
  • Enh: Show specific error message on backup listing page if backup is corrupted
  • Enh: Refactoring of admin notice for better performance #1573
  • Fix: Improper use of the Translation function #2259 #2260
  • Fix: Prevent fatal errors on rare edge cases where a file lock can not be released #2254
  • Fix: Clear wpstg_* scheduled hooks on plugin deactivation #2256
  • Fix: Images URLs are now correctly formed when a backup is restored from http to https and vice versa #2111
  • Fix: Allow + character in PuTTY SFTP key format, fixing the issue where PuTTY generated keys are not working #2155
  • Fix: Improper use of the translation function #2260
  • Fix: Sometimes a warning can appear indicating the backup file would be broken and contains a broken backup file index although the backup file is 100% intact #2269

4.7.0 Release March 13, 2023

  • New: Major change of the User Interface #2197 #2208
  • New: Add an option to send an email error report. You can enable this option in the settings and use a separate email to receive error reports #2205
  • Enh: Show a notice if site contains backup(s) with invalid files-index #2205
  • Enh: Add a retry mechanism to backup restore if a backup restore fails due to 404, 429 or 503 errors #2094
  • Enh: Clean up log files and don’t show necessary information #2124
  • Enh: Show notice how to enable permalinks depending on whether the server is Apache or another. #2143
  • Enh: Explain what to enter in the ‘version’ field of Generic S3 provider #2172
  • Enh: Show notice how to fix cron issue when using Litespeed server #2170 #2226
  • Enh: Better notification message when there are no files to backup #2175
  • Enh: Take sub folder into account when testing location for Google Drive Storage #2197
  • Enh: Include the current date and time in the database filename when the backup is a “Multipart Backup” #2126
  • Fix: Staging site database tables can not be pushed if staging site settings contain different table prefixes #2151
  • Fix: Support adding “+” sign in the name of the backup folder by FTP, the name of backup and in the name of clone #2160
  • Fix: Check if WP_ENVIRONMENT_TYPE is already defined before adding it to wp-config.php. (Solve conflict with local flywheel). #2165
  • Fix: Oldest multipart backups were not deleted during remote upload #2129
  • Fix: Prevent fatal error on push when there is no theme installed on production site #2185
  • Fix: Continue database restore by using shorter name for identifiers name exceeding maximum allowed characters #2114
  • Fix: Add a check to prevent warning undefined variable: jobId #2196
  • Fix: Better error handling if folder or file is not writeable #2190
  • Fix: Handle errors for PHP 8.x during Database Restore Task when max_packet_size is bigger than the actual sql result #2125
  • Fix: Convert utf8mb4 to utf8 when restoring database in MySQL < 5.7 to prevent MySQL Error 1071 because MySQL < 5.7 has max key length of 767 bytes. By converting utfmb4 to utf8 it reduces the size by 1/4 and allows restoring a backup. #2203
  • Fix: Restore of backup blocked due to incorrect permission check #2228
  • Fix: WP Staging log files could not be deleted #2222
  • Fix: Prevents a rare edge case where scheduled backups are continuous started over by implementing a better clean up routing #2231
  • Fix: Unable to upload backup files to more than one remote storage in single backup job #2245
  • Fix: Fetch google drive backup files in ascending order by time to fix a backup retention issue for google drive #2245
  • Dev: Revert all usage of isWritable and isExecutable #2232
  • Dev: Broken test _04PushCest after implementing #2199 #2216 #2238

4.6.1 Release February 9, 2023

  • Enh: Database recovery enhancement to increase the execution time for executing an ajax triggered SQL query when query execution fails for a certain number of retries on weak servers #2117
  • Fix: Prevent fatal error on setting page due to using double semicolon(‘::’) to call static method from variable. Affects old php versions only. #2166

4.6.0 Release January 31, 2023

  • New: Button to edit backup schedules #2042 #2135
  • New: Show Google Drive backup account information on the plugin’s Google Drive backup settings page #2091
  • New: Add a cancel button to stop the pushing process #2101
  • Enh: Hide license key for privacy reasons, for instance when plugin is used by agencies on client websites #2118
  • Enh: Add filter `wpstg_login_form_logo` to allow custom change of the logo image on login page to staging site #2076
  • Enh: Clarification that the maximum retention period for backup in the “Create backup” modal only applies to locally hosted backup files #2085
  • Enh: If issue is reported via using the REPORT ISSUE button, send the license key with the submitted message #2087
  • Enh: Change some words to be more consistent #2099
  • Enh: Add link to docs article into error message if license key can not be activated #2100
  • Enh: Cleanup and remove backend/views/notices/poll.php and all related code #2107
  • Fix: Old automated local backups were not deleted and thus no new automated backups were created #2141
  • Fix: Improve detection if WordPress is installed in subdirectory. If home URL and site URL are different the cloned staging site URLs are sometimes incorrect. #2068
  • Fix: Ensure that functions in wp-staging-optimizer.php are declared only one time #2079
  • Fix: Remove some php’s deprecation warnings for php 8.x #2078
  • Fix: Remove error in search & replace of serialized data due to strict types during staging PUSH on PHP 8.1 and higher version. #2065
  • Fix: Remove warning “Undefined index: networkClone in single-overview.php line: 54” #2097
  • Dev: Write the version of the plugin into the header of wpstg.js when creating the dist package with make dev_dist #2095
  • Dev: Downgrade phpcs library to fix xss tests #2105
  • Dev: Show upload_path in system info #2024 #2147
  • Dev: Write the version of the plugin into the header of wpstg.js when creating the dist package with make dev_dist #2095

4.5.0 Release January 05, 2023

  • New: Optional feature to split backup files by type (plugins, media, themes) and maximum file size. Use filter `wpstg.backup.isMultipartBackup` to activate this option. Use `wpstg.backup.maxMultipartBackupSize` filter to adjust maximum file size for split backup, default is 2GB #1804
  • New: Add filter `wpstg.remoteStorages.chunkSize` (in bytes) to change chunk size of backups upload to remote storages #2047
  • New: Add filter `wpstg.remoteStorages.delayBetweenRequests` (in milliseconds) to add delay between requests to upload chunks to remote storages #1997
  • New: Add filter `wpstg.backup.tables.non-prefixed` to allow backup and restore of non WordPress prefixed tables #2018
  • New: Add option to download backup log files via ACTIONS > Log File #2025
  • New: Send mail report if unable to upload backup to remote storage(s) during automated backup #2025
  • Enh: Dont show recommendation message on using the same MySQL/MariaDB version while restoring if already the same MySQL/MariaDB version #1997
  • Enh: Preserve remote storages options during clone update. #2004
  • Fix: Store taskQueue in jobDataDto instead of a separate file #1997
  • Fix: Added upload_path in system info #2024
  • Fix: BINARY and NULL were not correctly search replaced if restoring the backup on the same site #2043
  • Fix: Correct database server type and MySQL/MariaDB version in System Info Tab #2043
  • Fix: Exclude filters in the UI for the staging site now allow adding dot `.` for extension, file and folder exclusion rules #2053
  • Fix: Issue during cleaning of other files in wp-content directory when actual uploads directory is not direct child of wp-content directory #2041
  • Fix: UPLOAD path was not correctly search replaced if source and destination site had a different relative upload path #2041
  • Fix: Importing a multisite backup with domains as network sites created wrong URLs for network sites if backup is restored into a multisite where network sites are subdirectories #2038
  • Fix: Allow database creation during push if multisite and mainsite #2032
  • Fix: Preserve scheduled backup plans during push #2032
  • Fix: Stop uploading backup to remote storage(s) after failure on certain amount of retries #2025
  • Fix: Dont copy google drive option during new or reset clone. This will make sure both sites will have different Refresh token. So revoking refresh token on one site doesn’t break uploading process for the other #2004
  • Fix: Fix php warning when null is passed as argument to trim function #2059
  • Fix: Improve admin notice when JETPACK_STAGING_MODE is active on staging site #2014
  • Dev: Bump minimatch from 3.0.4 to 3.0.8 in /src/assets #2007
  • Dev: Make extra_hosts section in docker DRY #2070
  • Dev: Split webdriver tests to speed up running and allow parallel execution of them #2057
  • Dev: Improve login page authentication message #2058 #2072