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How to backup your WordPress blog
Posted by Benjamin Antenor, Last modified by Aaron Eaton on 31 March 2016 12:20 PM

If you worry about your hosting co, or just want to backup your blog, here is a good method to backup your site regularly to dropbox.

This method can help you save your hosting account disk space, by creating a backup of your site on a DropBox account instead.

WHAT IS DROPBOX?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.

Ok so here is a quick guide on how to setup your blog to backup itself to dropbox.

Step 1: Sign up dropbox

Step 2: Install the “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” Plugin

Go to the Dropbox Backup Plugin settings Area:

Step 3: Authorize the plugin to your Dropbox account.

Click Authorize, and enter your dropbox account info.

 

Fill in your DropBox account login info

 

Click “Allow” To authorize Dropbox to your WordPress Site, then close the window.

Go back to your blog tab, and click “continue”

 


You will now be sent to the Backup settings screen.

 

Go through all the settings, and set the backup folder name, The date/time it should backup, and the Frequency.

Then you can select all the files you want to be backed-up, which should be everything, so you can just click “toggle all” at the bottom.

Then press save, and you are all set.

Congratulations, your blog and all its files will now be backed-up on the time/date and frequency you selected in the DropBox settings.

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