Install and Set the MainWP Buddy Extension

Installation of the MainWP Buddy Extension requires two important steps:

  • Installing the Extension itself on your MainWP Dashboard site
  • Installing the BackupBuddy plugin on Child Sites

Installing the Extension

The MainWP Buddy Extension needs to be installed only on your MainWP Dashboard site. You can install it as any other MainWP Extension.

Installing the Plugin

For the proper use of the MainWP BackWPup Extension, you need to install the Buddy Plugin on your child sites.

Install from MainWP Dashboard

  1. Login into your MainWP Dashboard
  2. Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Install > Upload page
  3. Click the Upload Now button
  4. Upload the BackupBuddy plugin
  5. Select your child sites
  6. In the Installation Options box, make sure that the Activate after installation option is selected
  7. Click the Button to complete the installation
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins from the MainWP Dashboard, please review this help document.

Install directly on Child Site

  1. Login into your child site
  2. Go to the WP > Plugins > Add New page
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button
  4. Upload the BackupBuddy plugin
  5. Click the Install button
  6. Click the Activate button
For additional help with installing WordPress plugins, please review this help document.

Important Note

After installing the BackupBuddy plugin, it is required to Synchronize your sites so your MainWP Dashboard becomes aware that the plugin has been installed and activated.