How to Backup WordPress Website

What’s up guys, so in this post I’m going to show you how to back up your WordPress website in just five minutes with a simple free plugin.

So backing up your website simply means that you’re saving a copy of your website at a designated date and time.

so that if your website crashes or you aren’t happy with some of the recent changes that you’ve made you can restore the backup to recover your old website.

and I highly recommend that you take regular backups of your website and here’s why number one updates can go wrong plugins and themes require occasional updates an update can sometimes cause your website to break number two getting hacked is an unfortunate possibility number three you could miss a payment maybe you got a new card and forgot to update your billing info with your hosting company and now your website is removed or number four things just happen random errors and crashes can come out of nowhere and for seemingly no reason.

so it’s always a good idea to backup your site so my name is DaleMcManus and I’m gonna show you how to do this in just four simple steps so let’s get started step number one is to install the backup plugin so to do this from your WordPress dashboard just simply go over to plugins and then go to add new now from here we’re gonna go up to the search bar and type in a plug-installed updraft and you’ll see it right here so now we’re just gonna click on install Now and then click activate cool so now updraft is going to walk you through it with the simple tutorial so you can just click on press here to start or you can simply just go to the settings so step number two is to take a backup.

so to take a backup all you have to do is simply click on the Backup Now button and then make sure these two boxes are checked and then just click on the backup now cool so now our backup is running and it should only take a few seconds to cool so now it’s done and you can see that back up by simply scrolling down and you can see it right here so step number three is to schedule an automatic backup that way you don’t have to do this manually every time I highly recommend this so to do this.

just go up to settings and then changethe files backup schedule from manual toweekly same with the database backup andthen just set this to four whichbasically means that it’ll take onebackup every week and it’ll only retainthe last four weeks that way you have anentire month worth of backups that youcan go back to and next we’re just goingto choose where we want these backups togo so my favorite to choose is GoogleDrive so just click on Google Drive and then scroll down and you can skip all ofthese settings and if you’d like you can allow updraft to email you whenever itbackup is taken but I don’t like a lotof emails flooding into my inbox every week so I’m gonna go ahead and just click Save Changes so now you have to give updraft permission to go to your Google Drive account so just go aheadand click on the link and then sign intoyour Google account and then just click allow and now just click on completesetup to go back to WordPress and every week these backups will accumulate untilit hits four and then it will continuously replace all backups with new ones.

so now you’re probably wondering well how do we use these backups well that brings us to step number four which is to restore a backup so let’s say we goofed up and delete our homepage and now it looks like this it’s completely missing well we can restore it back to normal by going back to our one draft plug-in scrolling down to our existing backups and then going to an old backup and clicking on restoreyoumake sure you check all these boxes and then click on restore now click on restore again and now our website is finished restoring so if we go back to our home page and then click on refresh now our website is back to the way that it was so that is how to back up your WordPress website so I hope you guys enjoyed this video and if you did please give it a like or if you want more tips and tricks and web site guides tutorials.

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