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Social Media ShortCut: How to Back Up a WordPress Blog Using WP Database Backup Plug In

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Do you have a back up for your WordPress blog?

Not just an export file of the content but a full database backup should your website crash?

In this video I explain why this is so important and how to install and use a simple WP DB Backup plug in.

All wordpress site owners need to watch this video. Seriously don’t wait to learn this the hard way after a server error and losing everything (like I did!).

Thank you to @thatMLMbeat for the heads up via Twitter that there was a problem with my blog. Now I encourage all of you to tweet this and share through your social networks.  I don’t want anybody else to have the sinking feeling I had last week of their entire blog being “goooooone”.

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15 Responses to “Social Media ShortCut: How to Back Up a WordPress Blog Using WP Database Backup Plug In”
  1. Hi Zoe, great video! I really like that plugin, unfortunately haven’t been able to configure it with my setup on wordpress mu which runs on 18 separate databases.

    Glad you got it back up and running! This is a must for ALL bloggers!
    .-= George Fourie´s last blog ..New On thatMLMbeat: Communicate Like (And With) Twitter ‘Facebook Style’ =-.

  2. Hello Zoe,

    This is a great and valuable post. What I wanted to ask is this, can the back up be done automatically through my host (hostgator)? Because my mentor once told me that the back up happens automatically when I upgrade to the latest version of wp. Please let me know. Thanks
    Sonny Lanorias´s last [type] ..Discover The Secrets On How To Drive Massive Amounts Of Traffic To Your Blog

  3. Zoe deLuca says:

    Hi Sonny

    I am not sure of the features of WordPress 3.0 in this regard yet, but you can definitely set this to be done automatically. Just go into the setting of the plug in and set this. Make sure you are backing up everything (as I explain in the video) both your content and the structure of your blog.

  4. Ryan Popovic says:

    Zoe,

    Thanks very much for the video. My blog recently go totally messed up. Luckily, literally minutes before this happened I had downloaded this plugin and made a backup of my blog. Unfortunately I am having problems finding info on how to use that backed up information and get my site up and running again. Please let me know what I can do, or a resource to find out what I can do to get my blog back up. Thanks so much!

    Ryan

  5. Zoe deLuca says:

    Hi Ryan

    How to use the backup files depends upon what way your site has been “messed up”. If the data has been lost or corrupted then it’s a fairly simple process of going into the settings tab in your WP admin panel to upload again. If it is a server/hosting or other more involved issue with your site in general then you will need some more technical support to get you up and running again.

    I honestly have great guys in our web support team that I provided my backup files to and they re-installed everything (mine was a server issue) but I know that Hostgator (our hosting provider) also has a service to assist with this.

    Any other advice from readers for Ryan?

    Cheers – Zoe

  6. I recently tried new WordPress backup plugin: iDrive for WordPress, and it’s great, set and forget, all files and MySQL are done automatically at night. And it’s free up to 5Gb.
    Edmidor@Home Office Networking´s last [type] ..iDrive Will Drive You To Backup Your Stuff The Easy Way

  7. Dita says:

    Hi Zoe,

    I am submitting a second comment to replace the previous one. I was so excited about the video and the plugin that I messed – up my own website name and submitted someone else’s site (lol).

    I am one of the Newbies that did not have a backup. Being not very techie it seemed to be a difficult task and I kept procrastinating, hoping for the best. I found your video online. Thank you for making the video. It is so simple. Now, finally, my site is backed up.

    Thank you

    Dita
    Dita´s last [type] ..How To Lose Weight Fast And Effectively Without Much Effort

  8. Those floods in Australia are obviously somewhat daunting, my buddie lives in victoria in australia, I hope she survives those floods ok :)

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