Back Up: Blog Maintenance

Most of us have the message — back up your hard drive.  But how many of us take the time to back up our blog?

Back upGranted, it doesn’t seem likely that someone would hack my blog or that WordPress would have a melt down but I’ve been blogging since November 2008.  That would be a lot of content to have swirling down the proverbial loo.

Here are 3 easy steps to back up your WordPress blog.

  • In the left hand sidebar, click on Tools.
  • When the menu pops up, select Export.
  • Under “Choose What to Export,” select “All Content” and then click “Download Export File.”

The purpose behind this command is to allow you to export your data to another WordPress blog but it is also the best way to quickly back up your blog.  It took me 12 seconds to back up this blog.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have several more back ups to run.