If you own WordPress and do not know any of best WordPress Backup plugins to backup your website. Then you may not call yourself a blogger. Because if you are working on WordPress platform then you must know everything about that relates to WordPress.
Today in this article, I will be showing you how to Backup and Restore WordPress Website with a backup plugin called UpdraftPlus. If you are sure how to select one of best WordPress backup Plugin you must go first And read my previous post where I compared 5 Best Free Quality WordPress Backup Plugins (Compared).
Because I have deeply compared 5 best free WordPress Plugin which will definitely help you out how to choose one of best WordPress Backup Plugin. Or If you have already known enough about backup Plugins only looking for how to configure them.
Here I will show you how to Setup one of best WordPress backup Plugins UpdraftPlus. So let’s start and configure UpdraftPlus to backup your All WordPress Contents just with one click.
To Install and activate the one of powerful Backup plugin UpdraftPlus you need to login to your WordPress Dashboard. Once you have logged in to your WordPress Account click on Plugins –> Add New.
Simply search For UpdraftPlus. Then install and activate the UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugins. As you can see I have already done that because I do not want to lose my contents.
Once you have activated the plugin then you will be seeing it under settings –> UPdraftPlus Backups. Just go ahead and click on that.
This is What UpdraftPlus Dashboard looks like. And here it will show some detail about backups. The last backUp has been taken on Monday, March 5, 2018, 23:17 which can be clearly seen in Screenshot. But you do not need to worry about them because We will cover all of these options (Step by Step).
Click on Backup Now it will simply open a popup to back up what you want to backup. Here you can easily choose what to back up what to not. Above All the marks has checked by default.
- First for all database.
- Any Files.
- Send to the Remote desktop.
But Remember taking backup of your all content. You need to connect any Remote storage With updraftPlus to send your All files there.
If I go ahead and click on restore. It will take me to Existing Backups tab and will show my backups. As you can it is showing my existing Backups in Screenshot.
From Here I can easily choose to restore I will probably choose recent one if needed.
If you want to move all of your contents to new site from this Site. You can directly migrate your site to your new domain.
Now, let’s move to Settings tab to connect any of Remote storage with UpdraftPlus.
Here you can set up your backup schedule. Clicking on Setting Tab Two important option are there to take care of them. You can set schedule your backup how often do you want UpdraftPlus to backup your website contents.?
I have chosen two times A Week. UpdraftPlus will backup my Database and files twice a Week. If you do not want backup weekly you can go with daily or hourly. You can set any number.
Or if you do not want UpdraftPlus to backup your content automatically. You can back up your content manually then choose manual. which I do not recommend to do that.
Scroll Down a Bit, Here you can see many Remote storages to connect with updraftPlus to backup your all contents. I myself using GOOGLE DRIVE to backup my website contents which is working pretty well.
I have already authorized Google Drive with UpdraftPlus. So that why it is showing to de-authorize UpdraftPlus. Your one might be written Follow this link to your Google API Console, and there activate the Drive API and create a Client ID in the API Access section. use the following processes to connect UpdraftPlus to Google drive or choose another remote Storage.
Now Again A bit down here Include files backup choose what should be backed up. You must choose Plugins, Themes, and Upload and Any other directories found inside WP-content. And below down Email also check it. UpdraftPlus will send you an email As soon As your backup completes.
Here Is my latest backup from UpdraftPlus in Google drive. You can clearly see how UpdraftPlus backing up my Website content every week.
So This is how you can setup UpdraftPlus to backup your WordPress website contents. Once you have installed and activated that plugin then sit back it will backup your all contents.
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