Plugins 008 – WP-DB-Backup plugin

Today we’re covering the WP-DB-Backup plugin and touching on a few other backup tips. With just a few simple steps, you can keep backups of your blog so you can feel confident you’ll never loose data.

Key features in the WP-DB-Backup Pack include:

  • Complete database backups
  • Exclude post revisions
  • Exclude comment spam
  • Backup to folder on server (not recommended)
  • Email backup as attachment
  • Save backup on your computer
  • Schedule backups

To learn more about the WP-DB-Backup plugin, please visit the WordPress plugins WP-DB-Backup page, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/.

Some other backup tips include:

  • Keep a backup copy of your wp-config.php and .htaccess file on your local computer
  • Occasionally backup the entire wp-content/uploads folder and all of its contents
  • Keep a list of your important plugins handy in case you need to re-install them
  • If you modified your theme, backup the entire theme folder and its contents, typically found in the wp-content/themes/your_theme/

PodCamp Toronto This Weekend

I will be attending PodCamp Toronto this weekend. On Saturday between 2-2:30pm I will be speaking in room 357 on “Setting up WordPress for Podcasting”. If you can make it out to PodCamp Toronto, please feel free to say hello.

3 thoughts on “Plugins 008 – WP-DB-Backup plugin”

  1. It’s always good to hear someone talking about backups. (I write a backup blog over at http://www.fileslinger.com and will put in a post linking to this episode.)

    You should also know about the WordPress Backup by Blog Traffic Exchange (http://www.blogtrafficexchange.com/wordpress-backup/). This plugin backs up your “uploads,” “themes,” and “plugins” folders. It stores them on your server in .zip format, and can also e-mail them to you.

  2. Thanks for the back up tips. It’s always a good thing to be reminded of the importance of backing things up. Not doing so can come at a heavy price.

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