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Solid Tips For WordPress Backups [Simple Guide]


WordPress BackupEvery blogger or webmaster spends more time on making his website and starts blogging, we are very proud to be a blogger.

But if the website you are working on is crashed or hacked, then what you will do?? Always keep back up of your blogโ€™s files and database. Many of us forget to take backups, which is equally important to SEO and other stuffs. It is a MUST for every blogger. FTP the blog contents to your system regularly. It doesn’t matter whether you are using shared hosting or dedicated hosting, backup is MUST.

Even if your database is compromised, you can restore it with the help of backup. WordPress Backups one of the recommended basic security tips.

Recently I had faced this problem and learnt some backup tips which I gonna share now here. Below I mentioned some simple WordPress Backups tips which will be useful to all the newbies out there.

#1 – WordPress Database Backup

For new bloggers, they are not aware about WordPress Backups, there is a plugin called WordPress Database Backup. It is used for WordPress backup.

  • It will help in making the backup for your blog entirely.
  • Periodically sends backups directly to your email inbox.
  • The entire process goes automatic, you have to just install and set things.

#2 – Images Backup

If your images are saved at your WordPress blog then please make sure that the images are downloaded at your computer, because the backup file contains only the URL of the images, they don’t have images, so you have to do it manually.

TIP : If your images are hosted at image hosting sites like Photobucket, Flickr , etc no need to worry because, you just add the embed code from there. It’s a good practise too and saves your bandwidth and CPU usage problems.

#3 – Plugins Backup

Your WordPress becomes more effective  and user friendly mostly because of the plugins, there are lot of plugins available for every problem, so with great effort you search and installed the best plugins for your website, so if your site crashed all your plugins too lost, so smart way to download all the plugin files.

#4 – Themes Backup

Your themes should also be backup and save it in the computer. You can find the themes at wp-content-> themes.

#5 – Scripts

Scripts like google verification, Bing, robots.txt and other should also be stored and kept as a backup.


The whole backup at your system is lost due to some reason, then again you have to start blogging from starting! So bad!

There is a solution for this :

1. Create an account in the

2. Upload the backup files over there, so no worries about your websites crashes.


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    • Nithin Sai

      Why can’t we just backup 1.wp-content folder & db from php my admin.

    • ADEEB C

      Hello, Pradeep you are doing well, thanks for the guide. But I am getting the backup path error while backup using this plugin.

    • Shams

      Cool Tips.
      I think we must create a daily backup from our Hosting control panel ( uploads+Database).
      For online storage I like Mediafire and Fileden.

    • Senthil Ramesh

      I use WP-Backup plugin and has scheduled the backups.

    • diggfreeware

      Great article, if your host supports SSH, you can export mysql database through ssh.

    • Ipod 4 Touch

      have you guys heard about vaultpress. it does the automatic backup

    • Mrinmay Bhattacharjee

      If you are using cPanel, then the best way is to make use of cPanel Full Backup Option ๐Ÿ™‚

      If in case, there’s something wrong with your Account/Wordpress Installation, then upload the whole cPanel file using File Manager and ask your web host to restore the whole account for you using SSH ๐Ÿ™‚

      The file size of full cPanel Backup may be large, but this method rocks and is better than any other ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Internet Book

      You done good. This is a topic that is seldom discussed by many “experts”, yet it is one that will affect most bloggers at some time. Machines fail and losing all your data can make a grown man cry. Good info.

    • Harriet

      Thanks for showing your readers how to do this, I’ve just started a wordpress blog and its useful to know how to back it up!

    • Vinayak Nagri

      Great Post… needed this info
      Thanks for sharing

    • Richard Chidike | Motivatory

      Backing up ones blog is one way to play safe when blogging. This is one point that needs to be considered, or else you could have your blog up in flames!

      • sureshpeters

        yeah richard u said it correct ๐Ÿ™‚ we have to give equal importance to backup like seo, page rank etc


      Great Post Suresh. I was searching for this solution and you have given here.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • sureshpeters

        oh pankaj u have ๐Ÿ™‚ got the solution wat your searching for… i am experimenting the security concerns in cpanel ๐Ÿ™‚ too

    • Sathish @ TechieMania

      Hi Suresh, Excellent article. But I got some doubts. I know how to take a wordpress database backup using the plugin. But what about the other backups? Do we need to do it manually or is there any plugins available for this purpose?

      • sureshpeters

        @satish–good questions ๐Ÿ™‚ i ll clear ur doubt too…u just do the backup of plugins, themes, pics,,scripts tat should be downloaded manually.,,because u wil face problem while uploading,,like wer to upload which file ๐Ÿ˜› soo do it manually and u ll learn knowledge too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Qasim

      Dear is there any plugin which can automatically backup our wp-content directory???

      • sureshpeters

        hey i never taught of this way ๐Ÿ™‚ tnx for the point ๐Ÿ™‚ will surely hunt the plugin mate add me at facebook hope if i find i ll let u know ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rishi

      Great tips, fella! But I’d also like to add a thing – how about using the web host server backup service too if yours provide one? I prefer it and this saves life at times as the backup is daily based and is of whole server, makes it easy to restore too.

      • sureshpeters

        rishi..tats a good idea..:) i think some of the hosting providers charge for the bakcup …why don’t u do on ur self so that you will learn the tips and tricks of backup’s and security threats ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vinay

      Nice tips Suresh. Our site was down many times due to sever problems! Bloggers should take backup regularly! WP rockz ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Prabal Dave

      Nice Article Suresh, was expecting this from you as your website is being hacked at times. Good Luck ! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • sureshpeters

        thanks yar ) even u do blogging there are more security precautions you have to take in cpanel and wordpress ๐Ÿ˜› lot of work to do in that..

    • Saket

      Instead of using Mediafire or other similar file hosting services, its better to rely on Dropbox, amazon or best, Google Docs. It gives you 1GB of storage and if you need more, its available @ just 25 cents per GB which is actually very cheap.

    • Namit Gupta

      Nice Post. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Here I would like to share a personal experience with you all.

      One fine morning on visiting my blog some appropriate page loaded up, I took aback, my blog was hacked. At that time my earlier backups came to the rescue.

      This can also happen to you, so do make proper backups of your data on a regular basis.

      • sureshpeters

        hey namit gupta ,, i too faced the same problem….:) mate ..and can u ping me at facebook at

    • Praveen

      cool man, it is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sureshpeters

      @samuel-yea samule every blogger of wordpress must know these tips ๐Ÿ™‚ its helps a lot

    • Samuel

      Great info bro! Its very mandatory for every blogger to back up his or blog. Or else the blog is on hot fire. Thanks for sharing this tips take care.

    • Enk.

      Nice Article dude.. Keep spreading the #WordPress love ! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • sureshpeters

        thanks mate ๐Ÿ™‚ you liked the article actually am facing the hard time someone is hacking my webiste ๐Ÿ™ these days

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