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How to Backup Your WordPress Website in 5 Min | 2019

How to Backup Your WordPress Website in 5 Min | 2019

Hey guys! In this video I’m going to show you How to Backup Your WordPress Website for FREE in less than 5 min!

So backing up your website simply means saving a copy of your website at a designated date and time, so that if your website crashes or you aren’t happy with some recent changes you’ve made, you can restore the backup to recover your website.

I highly recommend backing up your website regular, and here’s why:

1. Updates can go wrong.
Plugins and themes require occasional updates, and an update can sometimes cause your website to break.

2. Getting hacked is an unfortunate possibility.

3. You could miss a payment.
Maybe you got a new card and forgot to update your billing info with your hosting company and now your website is removed.

4. Things just happen.
Random errors and crashes can come out of no where and for seemingly no reason. So it’s always a good idea to back up your site.

So you can backup your WordPress website 4 easy steps.

Step #1 Install the Backup Plugin
The plugin we will be installing is called Updraft. Simply go to plugins, then add new, then search for “updraft”. Then install and activate it.

Step #2 Take a Backup
All you have to do is click the “Backup Now” button (:

Step #3 Schedule an Automatic Backup
To schedule an automatic backup, we just have to go to the settings and set the interval you want your automatic backups to occur. Then you just have to choose a remote storage to hold the backups.

So how do we use the backup? Well that brings us to…

Step #4 Restore a Backup
Restoring a backup is easy. Just go to “existing backups” and click on “restore” for any backup you’d like to recover. That’s it!

If you’re migrating your website to a new domain or hosting plan, then all you have to do is re-download the Updraft plugin on the domain, and then click on on the link that says “rescan for remote backups” at the bottom, and this will locate your backups stored on your google drive.

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44 thoughts on “How to Backup Your WordPress Website in 5 Min | 2019

  1. Thank you for this video, it helped me a lot, Cheers!

  2. Fuuckkk this was easy! I was exporting templates ?

  3. Really nice video, so simple !

  4. thanks alot, your tutorials always come in handy

  5. Thank you for such a valuable post

  6. This was so helpful! Thank you so much…

  7. Question for you: What if I backup the website, and take that information into a new website domain? Currently I have one domain that I no longer want to use, and take the current website information/design into the new domain. Can I somehow switch the domains while keeping the website information?

  8. I spent an hour looking at ridiculous tutorials talking high-end jargon and garbage and I learnt how to do it from your video in 1 minute. Thank you so much!

  9. Does it only restore the published website or also the unpublished pages I am working on? Drafts and such? I want to restore the published website from an old backup but am worried I will lose new pages i was working on that are not published yet.

  10. What if we cant access to plugin menu?

  11. I highly appreciated your content ,Such a great video….

  12. Thx for the info, hope you hit 200k soon!

  13. What if we are not able to login to our wp dashboard since mine is showing 404 error

  14. hey there! everytime i add a plugin for the backup it says installation failed. could not copy file.. help please!

  15. This guy is seriously Kool ? thanks a bunch dude, you help me out like thousands of others ?

  16. Thank You so much for this ! Very easy thanks

  17. Thank you sir for making life easy and taking a big worry off my shoulders. I run a successful blog that i have not backed up in 12 years.

  18. If you get a "500 error", and you can NOT login to your wp-admin, then HOW do you use that plugin?

  19. Excellent tutorial. Clealry explained and easy to understand. you're a great teacher, Thank you

  20. Thank you! Trust everything you say!

  21. Thank you very much for these simple and quick steps to follow. Straight to the point!

  22. informative sir, but my question is , if you can't get to your login page? how you solve that..how do you restore?

  23. Thank you…..soo much….it is very easy…and explain it very very well.thank you again

  24. Thank you … guys..you must know how much this information is usefull !

  25. Great video! Simple and to the point. Thank you!

  26. Thanks for creating this tutorial! A really important clarification is needed to save your viewers potential loss of work they've done to their website.

    At about 3:29 in this video, you talk about restoring files. You said, "What if you goofed up and deleted your home page." Then you show how to recover it by going to an older copy of your backups and clicking restore. You selected everything available in your backup file. Would that then restore EVERYTHING in your website to it's state at the time of that old backup? In other words, if you added or deleted plugins or added, deleted or changed the content of your site's blog posts or pages – those would ALL be reverted back to the date of the backup you just restored. If you did significant changes to your website since the date of the old backup – those changes would all be lost and have to be recreated. Is my theory correct?

  27. Thank you so much. Your tutorials are great.

  28. Perfect and simple tutorial! Thanks!

  29. wow thanks i wish i found this channel before i went through sleepless nights and nerves with people who crooked me thanks so much . knowledge is power makes all its sense seriously

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