One Writer’s Journey

May 1, 2015

Blogging: Don’t Chance Disaster

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:36 am
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If you’re a blogger, this post is for you.  If you aren’t a blogger, check out my post tomorrow at the Muffin.  Maybe after readingBack up why I blog, you’ll decide to do it too.

Most of us get it.  Back up your hard drive.  But how many of us take the time to back up our blog?

Granted, 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.  When it asks which one you want to do (you’ll see what I mean), again click 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 less than a minute to back up this blog.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have several more back ups to run.




  1. Will it back up an entire blog or just individual posts?

    Comment by calensariel — May 1, 2015 @ 2:48 am | Reply

    • It says posts and comments. I’ve never had to use the file so I’m not sure what it would do with theme or anything else.

      Comment by suebe — May 1, 2015 @ 3:22 am | Reply

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