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Thursday, 08 November 2018 14:09

WordPress Beginner Tutorial #36: Backing up Your WordPress Site

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In this video, we're going to talk about backing up your site. It may seem like a mundane concept, but it's vital. If your site ever crashes and you need to restore it, you'll be happy you had a backup.

A plugin is needed to create a backup from the admin.

You want a plugin that's going to backup your files and database. It also needs to be reliable, so good reviews and a high install count are a must.

BackWPup (https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/) is a good choice. But, there are others you can try.

Each plugin has its own unique features. However, one thing that we really recommend is that you backup to a remote server. That way if something happens to your server, you'll still have your backup.

Also, if you have a store or other valuable user info, we'd recommend scheduling backups so that you'll for sure have a backup.

Many times, a web host will have a backup utility that can be used instead of a plugin. GoDaddy is one example and makes it easy to create backups for the site.

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