05 Jan Create a WordPress Backup
Using plugin to create your WordPress Backup
When and Why Make a WordPress Backup
You should always have a WordPress backup
This allows you to restore your site should something go wrong.
There are many plugins that can help you create a WP backup, however many users lose access to their WordPress admin area after a hack attempt or some plugin error. For this reason it’s important to store your Backup at a remote location. I use the WordPress plugin UpdraftPlus and it automatically saves my backup to my Dropbox.
Note: Before making big changes to my pages I do several things.
- I always edit a copy/clone of the page I want to edit. This way I always have a duplicate. I use the Duplicate Post plugin.
- I go to my Dashboard then navigate to Tools >> Export and select Pages >>DOWNLOAD EXPORT FILE.
Always have a recent backup!
How Often Should You Create a Backup?
If you have a site that doesn’t get updated a lot then you could choose weekly, monthly… your choice. If you are often making changes to your website then I recommend at least creating a backup once daily. Websites that are changing more frequently should obviously be updated more often.
Blogger? Daily update.
Restaurant owner that makes frequent changes to the menu, adds specials and events? Update once every 12 hours.
Photographer? Once daily, or less often if you don’t post on a regular basis.
Backups are the first layer of security for any WordPress site. Aside from having automated backups, you also need to have an easy way to restore the backup if needed.
On This page, I’ll explain and show you how to easily backup and restore your WordPress site with UpdraftPlus.
If you have any questions regarding backing up or restoring your website let me know and I’ll help you.
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