How To Setup Mainwp For Updraftplus And Dropbox Video

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Configuring MainWP with UpdraftPlus and Dropbox Video is a dynamic partnership that empowers me to efficiently oversee my WordPress backups and safeguard them in the cloud. This guide will walk you through the sequential procedure of setting up MainWP, UpdraftPlus, and Dropbox Video, as well as providing valuable tips and reflections from my own experience.

Why MainWP, UpdraftPlus, and Dropbox Video?

As a website owner, ensuring the safety of my data is of utmost importance to me. MainWP is a fantastic WordPress management tool that allows me to centralize the management of multiple WordPress sites. Combined with UpdraftPlus, a popular backup plugin, I can easily schedule and manage automatic backups of my websites. And with Dropbox Video as the storage destination, I can securely store my backups in the cloud.

Step 1: Installing and Configuring MainWP

The first step is to install and configure MainWP on your WordPress website. You can download and install the MainWP plugin from the official WordPress plugin repository. Once installed, you’ll need to set up a MainWP account and create your MainWP dashboard. By following the simple instructions provided, you can quickly get your MainWP up and running.

After setting up your MainWP dashboard, you’ll need to install the MainWP Child plugin on each of your WordPress sites that you want to manage through MainWP. You can do this by downloading the plugin from the MainWP website and installing it on each of your websites.

Step 2: Setting up UpdraftPlus for Automatic Backups

With MainWP installed and configured, it’s time to integrate UpdraftPlus to handle the backups. Install and activate the UpdraftPlus plugin on your WordPress site. Once activated, navigate to the UpdraftPlus settings and configure your backup schedule. You can choose how frequently you want your backups to run and how many backups to retain.

Additionally, make sure to select Dropbox Video as the remote storage location for your backups. To do this, you’ll need to authenticate your Dropbox account within the UpdraftPlus settings. Once authenticated, you can choose the Dropbox Video folder where you want your backups to be stored.

Step 3: Testing and Restoring Backups

Now that everything is set up, it’s important to test the backup process to ensure that it’s working correctly. You can manually trigger a backup by going to the UpdraftPlus settings and clicking the “Backup Now” button. Once the backup is complete, you can verify that the files are being uploaded to your Dropbox Video folder.

In the event that you need to restore a backup, UpdraftPlus makes it easy. Simply navigate to the “Existing Backups” tab in the UpdraftPlus settings, select the backup you want to restore, and click the “Restore” button. UpdraftPlus will handle the rest, restoring your website to its previous state.


Setting up MainWP for UpdraftPlus and Dropbox Video has been a game-changer for me in terms of website management and backup security. The combination of these tools allows me to confidently manage and safeguard my WordPress sites with ease. By following the steps outlined in this article, you too can set up this powerful backup system and have peace of mind knowing that your website data is safe and sound.