Security release available for archived Joomla version

Today we have made available a new release — version 3.5.4 — for the unmaintained Joomla version of XCloner.

Prior versions of XCloner for Joomla contained an Authenticated Local File Disclosure vulnerability that has been patched in the latest version. Any users of the unmaintained XCloner for Joomla package should upgrade immediately.

Details of the exploit have not been published to allow users time to upgrade.

How to Send XCloner Backups to Amazon S3

XCloner allows you to send your WordPress backups to remote storage locations including FTP, SFTP, DropBox, Amazon S3, Google Drive, WebDAV, Backblaze, Azure and more.

In a previous guide, we showed you how to send WordPress backups to Dropbox.

In this guide, I'll walk you through sending a backup to Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service). This is a reliable and inexpensive way to store your backups away from your WordPress site.

Amazon prices start at under $25 per month for 1 TB of storage space. And, of course, the XCloner plugin is completely free! Read more →

How to Send XCloner Backups to Dropbox

XCloner allows you to send your WordPress backups to remote storage locations including FTP, SFTP, DropBox, Amazon S3, Google Drive, WebDAV, Backblaze, Azure and more.

In this guide, I'll walk you through sending a backup to Dropbox. This is a reliable and inexpensive way to store your backups away from your WordPress site. If you prefer Amazon, check out this guide to sending WordPress backups to Amazon S3.

Dropbox prices start at under $10 per month for 2 TB of storage space. And, of course, the XCloner plugin is completely free!

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XCloner Has Joined the Watchful Team

On behalf of the entire team at Watchful.net, I'm delighted to announce that we're joining forces with XCloner!

Ovidiu Liuta has been the lead developer of XCloner for over 10 years.

In that time, he has built a great plugin, with over 40,000 active users. XCloner is one of the top 10 most popular WordPress backup plugins.

A few months ago, we started talking with Ovidiu about adding XCloner support to Watchful, our remote site update and maintenance service. Watchful allows you to back up, update, and manage all your WordPress sites. We already support other WordPress backup options such as All-in-One Migration and Akeeba Backup.

XCloner was next on our list of plugins to support, so we sent an email to Ovidiu.

The more we talked with Ovidiu, the more our discussions started to change from supporting XCloner to adopting it. Ovidiu was happy to keep working on XCloner, but was tired of doing it alone.

In February, I flew over to meet him in Cluj, Romania. We shared a nice meal and a few pints at The Soviet — a local retro-themed watering hole. Not long afterwards we agreed to fold XCloner into Watchful and add it to our list of supported backup plugins. You can click here to read Ovidiu's thoughts on this change.

We’re all excited to work on XCloner together, and to continue developing this powerful backup plugin. Read more →

XCloner is now part of Watchful.net

I am proud to announce that XCloner product and business is now part of Watchful.net, a premium website manager for WordPress and Joomla.

Watchful.net has great plans for XCloner for the future, so rest assured, your support questions will continue to receive an answer in a timely manner through the WordPress support forums.

Importantly, XCloner as a backup tool with all its current features, will continue to remain free for the foreseeable future.

I would like to thank YOU — all the existing users of XCloner — for the awesome ride that we had together. While I am moving my focus to other businesses, I will try and remain an active member of the community.

Additionally, I'll be helping the Watchful team over the coming months to make sure we have a smooth transition.

From a personal perspective, XCloner has been a great achievement, both from a business perspective as well as a development challenge. The most developed version for WordPress closes in on 1,000,000  downloads and offers incremental and progressive Backups with AES-128 military-grade encryption. This makes it one of a few GDPR compliant WordPress backup plugins.

Stay healthy, exercise and make sure your website always has a good Backup Solution Strategy.

Ovidiu Liuta
ex-CEO, XCloner

XCloner 4.0.1 for WordPress Released

  • Code rewritten from ground up to make use of latest code standards
  • Added support for Dropbox, Amazon S3, Azure Blob and SFTP storage
  • Added a new restore script
  • Added an improved backup and system logger
  • New Setting Panel
  • New Manage Backups Panel with the options to Delete, Transfer to Remote Storage, Download and List Backup archive contents
  • Added mail notifications for scheduled backups
  • Added a new Cron Scheduler to make use of WordPress System Cron option
  • Improved user input sanitisation
  • Improved recursive file scanning and archiving
  • Improved Mysql Backup dump
  • Added Multiple Cleanup options both for local storage and remote
  • Added Improved Backup Compressing option

XCloner for Joomla 3.5.3 released

The vulnerability listed here https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/132107/WordPress-XCloner-3.1.2-XSS-Command-Execution.html has been addressed and a new version has been released, version 3.5.3 , all users please upgrade.

Installing Xcloner with Softaculous in cPanel

New update for WordPress , V3.1.0

I am pleased to announce the new release of XCloner for WordPress version 3.1.0.

We have now fully integrated the plugin with WordPress so you can enjoy a faster and easier interface access, as well as increased the plugin security to maximum to protect the plugin against future attacks.

The xcloner authentication system is now integrated with the WordPress admin area and plugin settings are being saved in the database, so future upgrades will keep the plugin settings intact.

When moving your site to a new location, i advise updating the Backup Start Path and Backup Store Path, XCloner can do this automatically if you simply delete the existing values and hit Save.

We are still waiting for the WordPress team to approve our new version, meanwhile you can download the latest version from our site http://www.xcloner.com/support/download/?did=9 .

For questions and support please visit our free forums http://www.xcloner.com/support/forums/ .

New DropBox Support

I am pleased to announce the immediate support for DropBox storage service starting with XCloner version 3.4 for Joomla and 3.0.9 for WordPress.

For now, due to the class implementation still in development, there are 2 small limitations:

1. file upload maximum size is capped at 150MB
2. curl is still in development, so until this is implemented, the allow_url_fopen php.ini parameter needs to be turned On

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