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Do you want to know how to backup your website using WordPress? 

As a website owner, ensuring the safety and security of your website is crucial.

Data loss, website crashes, and security breaches can have devastating consequences on your online presence and business.

One way to safeguard against these risks is by regularly backing up your website.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step process of how to backup your website using WordPress.

By the end of this guide, you’ll have an understanding of the backup process and be equipped to protect your website from potential data loss.

So let’s dive in!

Gary Evans | Quillations Affordable Website Design
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Backup Your Website Using WordPress

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Step 1:

Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to the “Plugins” section.

Click on “Add New” and search for a backup plugin that you want to use.

There are many good backup plugins available such as UpdraftPlus, Jetpack, and BackupBuddy.

Step 2:

Install and activate the backup plugin of your choice.

Step 3:

Once the plugin is activated, go to its settings page to configure the backup settings.

You’ll need to specify the backup frequency, backup location, and other options.

Some plugins may also offer additional features such as email notifications, compression, and encryption.

Step 4:

Select the files and data that you want to backup.

Most backup plugins allow you to backup your entire WordPress website, including your database, media files, themes, and plugins.

You can also select specific files and folders to backup.

Step 5:

Choose a backup location where you want to store the backup files.

This can be a cloud storage service such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Amazon S3, or it can be a local folder on your web server.

Step 6:

Click on the “Backup” button to start the backup process.

Depending on the size of your website and the backup settings, this may take a few minutes or longer.

Step 7:

Once the backup is complete, verify that all the files and data have been backed up successfully.

You can check the backup file size and contents to ensure that everything has been backed up correctly.

Step 8:

Remember to regularly schedule backups to ensure that your website is protected against data loss or unexpected crashes.

And That's It!

You’ve now successfully backed up your WordPress website using a plugin.

By regularly backing up your website, you can ensure that you have a recent copy of your website’s data and files that can be easily restored in case of any issues.

Why Should You Backup Your Website?

There are many reasons to backup your website.

Come and check out our Blog post on The Importance Of Backing Up Your Website.

It will also explain another way in which this can be done!

Did You Know Quillations Can Help?

We offer an affordable Website Maintenace Package, where we can carry out the hassle of a Monthly Backup for you!

Come and take a look, and see how we can help.

Contact Quillations Today!

Still need help in backing up your website?

Contact Quillations today, and we will see what we can do!

Thank you.

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      Coming from a customer service background, and managing a large magazine account in London, Gary knows how to treat customers right.

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