How to Backup Your WordPress Website



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In this video you can learn, How to take a Backup of your site. And how to use the backup, when required.

While creating websites is great, it is also important to take backups very seriously. Though we never expect, something bad to happen to our websites, we always need to be prepared for the worst case scenario.

By taking a backup, you can keep copies of your website, which will help you when something goes wrong.

In this video, we’ll take a look at how to create backups of our website easily.

To do this we would be needing an easy to use plugin known as the Updraft Plus WordPress Backup Plugin.

Step 1: Installing Backup Plugin

Click on plugins from your WordPress dashboard, and then click on add new. Search for “Updraft”, and you’ll find a couple of results.
Install the one named “Updraft Plus WordPress Backup Plugin” and then activate it.

Step 2: Taking a Backup

Go to Updraft from the settings part of the WordPress dashboard. From the current status tab, click on backup now. Tick all the boxes and then create the backup.
To see the backup just created, click the existing backup tab, and you’d see it there.

So how do we use our our backups?

To test it, let’s delete something. Go to pages and delete the any page. After deleting, visit the page to ensure that the home page has no content.

Let’s now restore our backups. Go to Updraft from settings in the WordPress dashboard. From the current status tab, click on restore, tick all the boxes and confirm the restore.

Now you can return to the home page, and everything should be back to normal.

Step 3: Setting Up Automatic Backup
Up next, we would create an automatic backup which would ensure that backups are taken without our supervision.

Click on settings on your WordPress dashboard and then click on Updraft. Go to the settings tab.

You’ll see File backup and Database backup schedules,it is advisable to set both to weekly. And then set the “retain this many schedule backups” drop-down to four times.

With this, the backups are created weekly and you’ll always have the website backups from the last four weeks.

Next, we’ll choose the remote storage location for our backups. There are many options for storing our backups, however Google Drive seems to be a great option. Select Google Drive and click “Save” which can be found at the bottom of the page.

You’ll be prompted to sign into your Google account, and then give access for the plugin to be used. After all the necessary processes, everything is all set and done.

How about cases when the whole site crashes, maybe due to a plugin or theme install? Such that we do not have access to our dashboard.

Three things would be done:

1. Remove the old installation of WordPress from your domain provider.
2. Install WordPress again on your domain.
3. Restore the backup.

The first and second steps vary according to domain provider, however number three goes across board.
For the third step, after the fresh Wordpres install; install the Updraft Plus WordPress Backup Plugin again.

On checking existing backups, nothing would be found. So under the current status tab, click on Google Drive and then follow the prompt to provide the needed access.
After checking existing backups, however click “rescan remote storage” and the backup would be displayed.
Click on the backup, tick all the boxes and restore the backup. Now the website should be up and running.

There you have it, your WordPress website would always be safe as long as you have it backed up regularly.

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42 Responses

  1. DIY Queen says:

    ur video is really helpful thanks

  2. Gianfranco Calabretta Sesin says:

    Hi! Is it possible to backup two wordpress sites to one drop box account? Thanks

  3. Movie masala says:

    what software you use to create your video ,kindly tell please

  4. Bindaas Sweta Singh says:

    kya stupid banda h , jo ye dekhne aa ra h ki backup kese lena h use ye ni pta hoga kya ki back up kya hota h

  5. Amine Gessous says:

    thank you bro

  6. Harshal Mane says:

    awesome content and video making
    i never saw before
    i want to know how would you do this ??
    please suggest me
    thanks in advance

  7. H.M Qurban says:

    Thanks dear

  8. Amit Krishna says:

    you guys are creating really high-quality content, I never subscribe to any website learning channel but because of your strong content I am forced to subscribe great job guys keep up the good work

  9. Saurabh Goel says:

    Really helpful …cheers

  10. UniqueLifes says:

    nice

  11. ok9422 says:

    Nicely explained… How to update WordPress version with safety?

  12. Rahul Rai says:

    I just watched your 2 videos and really loving it the way you guys explain 😉

  13. Delhi Parents says:

    great

  14. Rume Faisal says:

    I can't install this plugin

  15. Jalil Khan says:

    Useful information with great clean GUI, that is the best thing i like about your channel.

  16. Rishabh Oraon says:

    Please tell us how to attach a donation link to a NGO site..

  17. vineetdhiman79 says:

    Sir, I am getting this error message…

    Have not yet obtained an access token from Google – you need to authorise or re-authorise your connection to Google Drive. (Invalid request (refresh token not present).) (no_refresh_token)

    Please help!!

  18. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem . show only one msg = This site can’t be reached
    site.com’s server IP address could not be found.

  19. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem . show only one msg = This site can’t be reached
    site.com’s server IP address could not be found.

  20. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem . show only one msg = This site can’t be reached
    site.com’s server IP address could not be found.

  21. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem . show only one msg = This site can’t be reached
    site.com’s server IP address could not be found.

  22. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir I need help Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  23. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  24. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  25. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  26. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  27. Shivam Shukla says:

    Sir i do all things but my site and my wp admin both is not open please tell me how can i solve this problem

  28. Aluth.com says:

    Great Thanks

  29. Chirag Dave says:

    You are really very good Tutor. Thanks you so much for positing such a wonderful learning sessions. Keep posting. Thanks again.

  30. R Williams says:

    Super Simple & easy to follow! Even thought I was 1 version ahead in my updraft once I viewed this tutorial;. It was still Super Simple & Easy to follow! Thank You!!

  31. FreeTutorial [360] says:

    Awesome! Great video!

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    please explain about adding Google AdSense to blogs.

  37. indian galaxy says:

    thanks bro yor explanation is so cool and wonderful tnx it's help me a lot

  38. Gireesh Likhyani says:

    The tutorial was great but I guess you forgot to explain the part where the user is asked to give access to their Google Drive and/or DropBox permissions to save the backup.
    All the best.

  39. BD Life says:

    appearance editor missing why ?

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  41. TechGeek Palash says:

    How add adsense with this website… Please help

  42. Job Realeted Support Group says:

    Bengali language ( বাংলা ) me blog ho to Google Adsense approved deta hai?? Answer plzzz

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