How To Back Up
Puzzling out how to back up wordpress correctly can make you want to pull your hair out! A lot of tutorials, and even instructions from some “leading” blogging trainers, are incomplete in their information. Fortunately, this video takes you through an easy step by step process to get all of your wordpress data backed up so that you can upgrade or migrate hosts safely.
Update Note: This plugin has now gotten “long in the tooth” and is no longer in the WP repository. You can however still find it here. While at this very moment it is “reasonably” stable, I can not ensure it will stay that way. I personally have moved to using Backup Buddy on my own and my client sites.
(Video is in high resolution, so can be viewed in 720p and full screen if desired using the controls above)
Two Notes: Sometimes the WordPress Backup by BTE causes a “White Screen” error, troubleshooting for that is here (it won’t cause data loss, don’t panic). Second I have a post coming on how to fix the little red memo about not having an htaccess file. Its safe to go ahead and back up, but adding an htaccess file to the WordPress Backup by BTE folder will improve your security. Look for that post soon.
Learning how to correctly back up your wordpress blog can help limit the damage done by any number of accidents! Whether you are planning an upgrade, changing a bunch of plugins, preventing a mistake by your hosting company or limiting the damage of a wordpress virus/attack a good backup of your wordpress blog is critical to your business!
I hope you enjoyed this training! This is one of many wordpress, social media and marketing/branding gems available to my.
Hopefully this video has helped you learn how to correctly backup wordpress! I know it can be a little intimidating so feel free to leave your questions, thoughts or even experiences with these particular plugins!
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~ Kim ~