Easy WordPress Backups with the Backup WP Plugin

Posted OnApr 8, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to the guide to the Backup WP WordPress plugin, which is a great way to create automated backups of your WordPress website. There is also a restore functionality with added Dropbox integration.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins


Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.


Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.


Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details


Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin


Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.


Step 8) Head back to your Admin Panel and choose Backup from the sidebar.


Step 9) To start your Manual Backup, simply click on the blue button marked Backup. This will start the backup, and you can follow its progress on the % meter shown below.


Step 10) The Settings section allows you to enter your FTP details, so that the backups can be saved to your servers. Enter your details and then hit the Link Account button.


Step 11) When you want to check your Backup History, or to Restore from a backup, head to the section shown below and use the Browse button to find your backup file to restore from. You can also download your latest backup from this page.


Step 12) On the Schedule section, you will be asked where you would like to save your Backup, between Local, FTP and Dropbox. Unfortunately you can only schedule your Backups if you have the Pro version of the plugin.


This concludes the guide to the Backup WP plugin.

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