How do I backup my WP blog?

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I was told that I should backup my WP blog on a daily basis but after glancing at my dashboard, I am not sure how this is done. Any assistance would be much appreciated, thanks!


#backup #blog
  • Profile picture of the author unnatural
    In your dashboard go to Tools -> Export -> Select "All Content" and download the export file. There are a lot of other methods but that is the only way that's built into Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhh
    BackupCreator is on offer now - only $17. good reviews. I bought it already.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatMichaelKid
    You don't need BackupCreator, you can do it manually and save it to a CD or a usb or so, it has been mentioned but just to confirm the way it is done is

    Step 1: Go to 'Tools'
    Step 2: Click 'Export'
    Step 3: You'll have an option on restricting, choose your option.
    Step 4: Click 'Download Export File'

    All done, hope it helped, and saved you from buying something you could do manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuthecoder
    use wordpress plugin "WP-DB-Backup"
    It will take backup daily and send to your email .
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    • Profile picture of the author DoraKong
      Thanks for the help, everyone, I think I will do it manually for now anyways.
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      • Profile picture of the author digitalweb
        You should login into admin panel and on dashboard go to Export -> Select "All Content" and download your file
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexdoerr
    If it is the only blog hosted on your server, you can also take backup through control panel of your hosting account.
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    • Profile picture of the author guavasofts
      Remember one thing before you do this. You can not restore individual posts this way ( unless you have downloaded author specific files, - ie, if you have more than one author for the blog ). Now, read on

      1: Click "Tools"
      2: Now, "Import"
      3: Select "WordPress:
      4: Click "Browse" and locate the backup file
      5: Now, "Upload file and Import"

      Done !!
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  • Profile picture of the author rainso0
    Okay, just three steps, let us generate and download a backup of your blog. 1 On you dashboard, click “Tools”
    2 Now, “Export”
    3 Now, “Download Export file”

    You will get an xml file. You can save it on your computer or attach it to an email and keep it on your email account …. hmmm what is your choice ? Remember: Always keep more than one copy.
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