I have updated WordPress Move a week ago to fix a bug some people encountered and make it possible to restore to the former state of the installation after changing the domain name. I want to thank everyone who has reported problems they came across, they are much appreciated.
In addition to the changes I have mentioned above, the function that creates a backup of your database has also received a small but very important modification. As a result of it, database backups created by WordPress Move are a lot smaller now since WordPress Move now discards transient rows while creating a backup of the database. This can reduce the size of your database backup to 10% of its size, so this really is a handy modification especially for people trying to migrate big installations.
This release was actually an unplanned one (just like all bug-fix releases) so as a result, a slightly modified Settings page also became a part of this release which was actually intended for 1.2 as a part of a completely revamped UI. Hopefully, the new UI will be a lot more straightforward and functional than the one stands today. Stay tuned for a revamped version of the plugin in the upcoming weeks. 😉
Changelog for 1.1.1:
- Transients are no longer included in database backups to reduce the database backup files’ sizes.
- Backup files created before changing the domain name are now being stored under the old backup directory for a possible future need.
- Fixed the PHP Catchable Fatal Error some people encountered.
- Added meta boxes to the settings page.