Homepreneurs advocates backing up data on a regular basis. This issue was covered in multiple previous posts on this blog. We use a simple rule of thumb: if you can’t afford to lose it, back it up. Recreating days, weeks, or months of data is time consuming at best; impossible in many cases. Can you afford the down time, lost customers, and income? If the answer is no, back up the data.
Websites and blogs are often equally as important as accounting and customer contact data stored on a desktop or laptop computer. This post covers steps for backing up WordPress.com blogs.
– Start by logging in to your WordPress account
– Go to the dashboard menu
– Under the Tools option, select Export (see image below)
– Select what to export. Choices are: all content, posts, pages, and feedbacks (comments)
– Click on the blue Download Export File
– An XML file is generated and can be saved to your local computer for transfer to a dedicated backup device
– To restore from the backup, use the Import option under Tools and follow the prompts
It is good practice to back up data on a regular basis – weekly, monthly or quarterly, depending on use. Perform backups at the same time as weekly billing and you won’t forget to save key information.
By Dion D. Shaw
Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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