Had another albatross this weekend – I had found a dandy backup plug-in for my WordPress blog, but could not for the life of me figure out how to configure the SMTP settings for my blog with my hosting provider. The problem was threatening to consume the remainder of my three-day weekend, and possibly delay the migration of my wife’s songwriting blog.
I had found a few “SMTP” plug-in’s that looked like they might be helpful, but was having trouble finding one that was also compatible with the later versions of WordPress.
To the rescue came Configure SMTP – compatible with my version, has thousands of downloads, and got SMTP configured for me, as promised. Now my database backups are scheduled to mail to me daily.
I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled into this handy SMTP plug-in – I think I found it linked somewhere in a forum or wiki page for MailPress (which I had initially tried for solving my problem, but it fills a different need).
Now just gotta figure out how to backup the other various files and what-not (media, etc..) in an automated way.