What is an easy way to back up my WordPress blog?

vg September 1, 2011

Question from a non-techie and requiring non-techie answer – sorry!
I’m looking for a simple way to avoid losing my WordPress free blog hosted at WordPress if there’s a problem with it. Can’t I just click ‘export’ in the ‘tools’ menu and use that file to import to another WordPress blog if there’s a problem, or have I missed something important here?

  1. Dish2u
    September 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I've used WordPress extensively, and the best plug-in I've found bar none that allows you to do automatic backups and will do a restore easier than the rest is WP-DBManager. Simply do an Add New Plugin search for it and install it. This plugin also allows you to optimize your database on a scheduled basis, plus you can repair it if need be. I do however recommend that you place a 3 database limit on how many backups it stores so that you don't exceed the space limits where you are.

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    September 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Please search before you ask.

    The 2 Best Non-Techie Ways To Backup WordPress Blog
    4 Free Tools for Fool-Proof WordPress Backup
    WordPress Backups
    How To Backup Your WordPress Blog In Three Easy Steps
    How to back up your WordPress blog in 60 seconds

    • Aibek
      September 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

      thanks for looking up those posts