Change the owner of your VaultPress subscription

My last blog post showed how easy it is to allow other WordPress.com users to access your VaultPress dashboard. Today we’re making it just as easy to transfer ownership of your VaultPress subscription. Maybe you’ve set up VaultPress on your client’s site, but now want to switch the billing over to their credit card. To switch the ownership, just head to your VaultPress account page:

You’ll see yourself listed as the owner. To change the owner, click on the blue “Change Owner” link. This will show a list of all the site’s current users, along with a field to add a new user:

Choose one of the existing users, or type in a WordPress.com email address, and click the “Change Owner” button. Any billing information on file will be erased, and the new owner will be sent an email and asked to enter a new credit card. Once ownership has been changed, you’ll still have access to the site’s VaultPress dashboard, but not to any billing or plan details.

VaultPress makes it easy for you and your clients to backup and secure any WordPress-powered site. Learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, themes, plugins, and site settings and customizations. Contact us with questions, or sign up to protect your site.

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Restore your backup to a new site!

Your friends at VaultPress have been busy dreaming up the latest contraption for you, and today we’re ready to launch it!

You’ve always been able to restore your VaultPress backups to the same server. But starting today, all VaultPress subscribers can automatically restore a backup to a new site altogether!

Why would I want to do this?

  • Maybe you’ve always wanted to restore a backup to a new server, or a subdirectory on your current server, for troubleshooting or development purposes. Well, now you can restore your VaultPress backups to a test site!
  • Or perhaps you’re getting ready to move to a new host. Now you can easily copy your current site to a new host!

What’s required to make this work?

You only need a few basic things to get started. You’ll need:

  • A fresh WordPress installation on a new host, or in a subdirectory on your existing host
  • A publicly accessible URL — “localhost” won’t work
  • Your FTP, SFTP, or SSH credentials for the host where the new WordPress installation lives
  • The filesystem path to the new WordPress installation

Okay, I’m ready! How do I use this thing?

You can restore your backup to a new site in just a few steps:

  1. Log into your VaultPress Dashboard
  2. Click on “Backups” in the sidebar
  3. Choose a backup, and click the “Restore” button: restore1
  4. Click on the “Change Site” button: restore2
  5. Fill out the form, including your site’s new URL, FTP credentials, and the path to your new WordPress installation: restore3
  6. Click the “Save Alternate Site” button
  7. Click the “Restore” button: restore4

You can watch the progress bars if you’d like, or you can close this page. The restore will run in the background, and your site will be restored in no time!

Have any questions?

If you have any questions about restoring your backup to a new site, or just want to say howdy, drop us a line!

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Let other WordPress.com users access your VaultPress dashboard

Want to allow your “tech guy” to review a VaultPress security alert? Or maybe your designer needs to download a backup of your site? We’ve recently updated the way you add users to VaultPress, and it’s easier than ever to allow others to view your VaultPress Dashboard. Head to your VaultPress Settings page and you’ll see the new Users section:

VP Dashboard Users

Just type in the new user’s email address, hit enter, and they’ll be added to your VaultPress subscription. The VaultPress Dashboard requires a WordPress.com account, so those people you want to add will need to create a new account, if they don’t already have one. Anyone can create a WordPress.com account in minutes — and it’s completely free.

The people you add to your VaultPress Dashboard will be able to view, download, and restore your backups, as well as view and manage your security notices (for Premium subscribers). Only the owner of the VaultPress subscription can add or remove other users, as well as manage the billing information for the subscription.

VaultPress makes it easy for your team to react to the unexpected. Learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, themes, plugins, and site settings and customizations. Contact us with questions, or sign up to protect your site.

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VaultPress makes it easy to respond to security threats

VaultPress scans your site every day, looking for dangerous code patterns in the files on your server. When something looks suspicious, a new threat appears on your VaultPress Security page and we email you automatically. We’ve recently updated the way we report site scan results, making it easier to act on existing threats.

Security Design Refresh

For the most common threats, a blue “fixer” button makes it easy to clean the affected files and secure your site. For threats without a “fixer” button, you can review the suspicious code. If you’re unsure about a threat, just ask a Safekeeper and get one-on-one support from our expert team of WordPress developers.

VaultPress Security gives you the information you need to react to threats, and access to Safekeeper support for help. Learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, themes, plugins, and site settings and customizations. Contact us with questions, or sign up to protect your site.

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Streamlining VaultPress For Your Site

Providing access credentials to your website, like FTP/SFTP and SSH, allows VaultPress to connect to your site easily and back it up quickly and efficiently. It also allows VaultPress to quickly and automatically restore your site in an emergency.

In the VaultPress dashboard, you’ve always been able to make it easier for VaultPress to connect to your site. You can provide us with these credentials on your current sites by logging into the VaultPress Dashboard and clicking “Settings” on the site you’d like to provide them for.

settings-screen

We’ve recently made this much easier to do when you sign up or add a new site by asking for the credentials before you install the plugin. Providing us with the credentials right away enables VaultPress to immediately run as efficiently as it can and start protecting your site right away.

signup-form

This is just one step towards making it easier to get up and running quickly with VaultPress. Learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, theme, plugin, and site settings and customizations. Contact us with questions, or sign up to protect your site.

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