BulletProof Security Pro Installation, Setup and Upgrade Video Tutorials
BulletProof Security Pro Direct Upgrade, Zip Installation, Zip Backup & Download
Upgrading from a free version of BulletProof Security to BulletProof Security Pro:
If this is a new installation of BPS Pro and you do not have a previous version of BPS Pro installed:
WordPress Upload Zip installation – Use the WordPress Upload Zip installer to install first time installations of BPS Pro. IMPORTANT!!! Before using the WordPress Upload Zip installer – deactivate and delete the BPS free version (choose “Yes, delete these files”). This does not remove your website security and only removes the BPS free plugin files. Click on Plugins, Click Add New, Click Upload, Click Choose File (or browse), navigate to the folder where the bulletproof-security.zip file is on your computer and click on it, Click Open and Click Install Now.
Manual FTP upload method – FTP to your website an rename the existing /plugins/bulletproof-security folder to something like /old-bulletproof-security. Unzip the bulletproof-security.zip file and upload the entire unzipped bulletproof-security folder to your plugins folder.
WordPress Upload Zip (PCLZIP) Installer Problem – a number is appended to the bulletproof-security folder name
If you use the WordPress Upload Zip installer and do not rename or delete the free BPS plugin version first before installing BPS Pro, a number (2, 3, 4, etc) will be appended to the bulletproof-security folder name during Zip installation. This problem can also occur even if you have already delete the BPS free plugin version from your website. Example Plugin Folder names that you may see: bulletproof-security1, bulletproof-security2 or bulletproof-security3, etc. If this problem does occur then FTP or use your Web Host Control Panel and rename the bulletproof-security1, bulletproof-security2, bulletproof-security3, etc folder name to just bulletproof-security (removing any numbers that have been appended to the bulletproof-security folder name) and then go to the WordPress Plugins page and refresh / reload your browser. This will automatically activate BulletProof Security Pro. Or you may need to click the Activate link under BulletProof Security Pro on your WordPress Plugins page.
*NEW* One Click Direct Upgrade Installation in BPS Pro 5.1.7
One Click Upgrade Installation: Zip download and zip upload installations will no longer be necessary after installing the BPS Pro 5.1.7 upgrade. BPS Pro 5.1.7 contains coding that will allow you to install all future upgrades of BPS Pro in exactly the same way that you install all of your other WordPress plugin upgrades. The upgrade notification is also displayed in exactly the same way as all of your other WordPress plugins. The only difference will be that BPS Pro upgrade will be installed from the AITpro API Server instead of the WordPress Downloads Server.
View additional new Increased Automation features in BPS Pro 5.1.7
Upgrading BPS Pro Using the BPS built-in Zip Upload Installer (no longer necessary as of BPS Pro 5.1.7)
BPS Pro has its own built-in Zip Uploader and Installer. If you are upgrading from a previous version of BulletProof Security Pro to a new version of BulletProof Security Pro then use the BPS Pro Zip Uploader and Zip Installer. Note: The name of the zip file MUST be bulletproof-security.zip. If you have renamed the zip file to something else the zip upgrade will fail. Rename the zip file back to bulletproof-security.zip:
Zip Backup, Download and Zip Installation of BPS Pro
A Read Me help hover tooltip with help information has been added to Zip Installation & Backup page. Please read through the Read Me help hover tooltip help information if you would like to know what is affected and what is not affected when performing the upgrades, backups and zip installations.
Zip Backup & Download
Click on the Zip & Backup Files button to back up your current installation of BPS. This is a complete full backup of all your BPS files. All BPS files will be zipped and backed up to /wp-content/bps-backup/bulletproof-security.zip. You should see a message that the Zip Backup was successful.
BPS Pro Zip Backup Successful.
The bulletproof-security.zip file has been saved to: /wp-content/bps-backup/. Click the Download Zip File button to download the bulletproof-security.zip file. Files Zipped: 64 >>> Status Code: 0
(The next time you perform a zip backup you will see an additional message displayed similar to this:
Previous Zip Backup File has been renamed to: August-31-2011–16:55:41–bulletproof-security.zip).
Click on the Download Zip File button to download the backup zip file to your computer. You will see a popup window that displays 2 checks – 1) If the bulletproof-security.php file exists and 2) If the folder permissions are set correctly for the /bps-backup folder. If both checks are good then click OK to download the zip file. If there is a problem here the popup message will tell you exactly what the problem is and what needs to be fixed. Click Cancel and correct the issues first before trying to download the zip backup file again.
Zip Upload & Zip Install
NOTE: if you have renamed the bulletproof-security.zip file to another name the zip upload installation will fail. Rename the zip file back to bulletproof-security.zip.
Click on the Choose File or Browse button (this button name may be different depending on which browser you are using). Navigate / browse / go to the folder where you saved the bulletproof-security.zip file on your computer and click on it to select it and then click the Open button. You should now see the bulletproof-security.zip file name displayed in the File Upload window. Click the Upload Zip File button and you should now see this message “Zip File Upload Successful. Click the Install Now button to install BulletProof Security Pro.” when the Zip file upload is completed. Click the Install Zip Now button. You will see a popup warning about performing a backup first before proceeding with the Zip installation. Click the OK button.
You should now see this message BPS Pro Installation Successful. The uploaded bulletproof-security.zip file has been deleted. If you need to reinstall BPS Pro please upload another bulletproof-security.zip file and click the Install Zip Now button.
Upgrade installation is complete. Activate BPS Pro.