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    Wordpress backup
    Hi,

    Can someone please help.

    I read here of backing up Wordpress, how is that done?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Down near the bottom left column of your Admin dashboard there are links to Import and Export. Export will let you download an xml copy of your WP contents. You can use Import if you need to replace it after moving or changes. There are plugins if you want to use them. WP Backup lets you schedule a daily, weekly or whatever backup to be saved to a file on your server or downloaded.

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    Thanks again
    Many thanks again for your advice

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    You can contact your host provider and they will show you how to do that detailly.

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    Or, you can also use a plugin called "WordPress Database Backup" which lets you backup your WP database -- you can even set it up so that it emails you the db backup.

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    Thanks Gary, that's the one I was talking about there..having the name right is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daiarian View Post
    Hi,

    Can someone please help.

    I read here of backing up Wordpress, how is that done?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    I think the above tips would have been helped you. But I was wondering why should you require such back up since it may consume a lot of server disk space.If you are targeting only the content which is published, then do a smart sql table database download through your control panel.

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    back up via FTP
    You might want to save a copy on your comp via your FTP program.

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    I use a plugin called WP-DBManager. It's the best, in my opinion.

    I have pre-scheduled it to do a backup every night...which is good as my blog is very large and very active.

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    Backing up WordPress
    There are a number of plugins available for wordpress backup. Some free, some paid.

    It can be done manually as well. You can take a backup of your database from the PhpMyAdmin panel, then copy the wp content folder to your local computer using an ftp program as it contain all the images, files etc used by your wordpress site.

    Once you are done with it, you can use these database backup and wp content files for restore the site manually. For that, create a database on the new location, copy the wp instalaltion directories, overwrite the wp content directory, and there you are. Yes, you need to modify the wp-config.php file and add the database name manually in the root directory of wordpress.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall4333 View Post
    There are a number of plugins available for wordpress backup. Some free, some paid.

    It can be done manually as well. You can take a backup of your database from the PhpMyAdmin panel, then copy the wp content folder to your local computer using an ftp program as it contain all the images, files etc used by your wordpress site.

    Once you are done with it, you can use these database backup and wp content files for restore the site manually. For that, create a database on the new location, copy the wp instalaltion directories, overwrite the wp content directory, and there you are. Yes, you need to modify the wp-config.php file and add the database name manually in the root directory of wordpress.

    Good Luck
    Thanks but I have no idea about ftp so will concentrate on plug ins.

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    Thread: Wordpress backup
    myEASYbackup MyEASYbackup is one of the backup pluggin provided by wordpress that allow us to back up, restore, migrate our WordPress installation

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    just download the database and the actual files.

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    I've had a lot of luck with a plugin called Backup Buddy. It's been great in terms of control (so you don't have tons of space used) and having to migrate sites if a client changes domain names or anything. It backs up not only data, but theme and widget settings, plugins, etc.

    It's not free, unfortunately, but it's a solid plugin.

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