The General section of the General Settings tab includes 3 settings: ImportBuddy password, Custom local storage directory for backups and BackupBuddy access permission.


ImportBuddy password

This is the required password for running the ImportBuddy import/migration script. This prevents unauthorized access when using this tool.

Note: For security reasons, we recommend using a different password than your WordPress user login.

Custom local storage directory

This is the local directory where all backup ZIP files will be saved. This directory must have proper write and read permissions. Upon changing, any backups in the existing directory will be moved to the new directory. To reset this location, click Reset Plugin Settings to Defaults.

Note: This is only where local backups will be stored, not remotely-stored backups. Remote backup storage is configured on the Remote Destinations page.

BackupBuddy access permission

This setting allows other WordPress user levels to access BackupBuddy from the WordPress dashboard.

Use extreme caution as users granted access will have FULL access to BackupBuddy and your backups, including remote destinations. This is a potential security hole if used improperly. Use caution when selecting any other WordPress user roles or giving users in such roles access.

Choose from:

  • Administrator (default)
  • Editor (moderate_comments)
  • Author (edit_published_posts)
  • Contributor (edit_posts)

Note: This setting is not applicable to Multisite installations.


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