YourSites 1.11 adds some new and exciting features to enhance your client site management.
With YourSites 1.9 you can run a pre-upgrade checker against each of your client sites.
With YourSites 1.10 you can set up your own client site custom actions to call from YourSites or the scheduled processes/cron system.
It features a new plugin architecture to allow you to add custom tasks to your installation and client sites. This build demonstrates this using a new 'global checkin' tasks added to the core software/Joomla menu item in the sites list.
The plugin allows you to set a global or site specific schedule for performing a global checkin.
With the release of Akeeba Backup 7 there are some changes in the support of remote backup generation.
The developers of Akeeba Backup have removed the ability to generate and access backups remotely from non-Professional versions of Akeeba Backup. You will therefore need to install Akeeba Backup Professional on your client sites in order to generate and check your site backups from YourSites.
The developers had not anticipated that this functionality would be used in the free releases of Akeeba. I quote:
Over the years some Professional features had accidentally ended up in the Core version -- the accidental nature of the transition is why they were still listed as Pro-only in our product pages. This made sense neither for us nor the target audience of the Core version of the software. Giving less reason to users who can plausibly afford a subscription to buy one has had a negative effect both on the sustainability of the project as well as our ability to contribute back to the Joomla and WordPress community, either financially (sponsorships) or with our personal time. We hate freeloading off the community; it's unethical.
You can read more about these changes here https://www.akeebabackup.com/news/1726-akeeba-backup-7.html
There is a bug in Akeeba Backup (prior to version 6.6.0) which cause the restoration of a backup of your YourSites server to fail. The Akeeba developers very quickly resolved the issue after we raised a ticket. All users of Akeeba Backup are advised to upgrade to the latest version. This bug only affects backups of the YourSites server and does not affect backups of client sites in any way.
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