This post is part of the Blogging Noob 101 series
Please get into the habit of creating regular backups of your WordPress assets. How often your WordPress site should be backed up depends on how often it is updated. I recommend all WordPress users get into the habit of backing up at least monthly; weekly would be even better.
Although more detailed WordPress backup procedures are possible, this default backup tool covers the basics, backing up all of the site’s posts, pages, links, categories, tags, and comments.
As these instructions represent only the bare minimum of WordPress backup processes, it does not save information relating to plugins, 3rd party tools, or any other extras.
1. Login to your WordPress site as admin
Tools -- Export
Download Export File
5. Locate the file you just downloaded
6. Copy or move the file to your preferred/standard safe backup location
That’s all there is to it!
This post was originally written on Saturday, March 03, 2012