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How to quickly back up your WordPress sites & blogs

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
2. Choose Tools -- Export
3. Select All Content
4. Click 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

Windows XP backup freeware

Here are some of the free Windows backup software applications I briefly read about on CNET:

  • Cobian Backup
  • SyncBack Freeware
  • Free ISO Creator
  • Macrium Reflect Free Edition
  • EASEUS Todo Backup Free

On a similar note: Recuva, Windows file recovery freeware

While looking around for backup freeware, I ran across Recuva, which was categorized as backup software even though what it really does is recover deleted files from Windows systems. The review was pretty good, so if I ever need any kind of file recovery utility I’ll give this one a try.

Resources: Windows XP backup freeware

article started on Friday, June 17, 2011