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Backup a WordPress website

A step-by-step procedure to create a backup of the entire WordPress website, including the MySQL database, Plugins and Uploads.

Requirements

This procedures requires the following:

  • WordPress with admin access rights.
  • UpdraftPlus plugin installed and activated.

Procedure

1.

Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

2.

Navigate to Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups and click Backup Now.

Location of the Backup Now button.
3.

Review your backup setup. Click the sign to modify, as needed. When done, click Backup Now.

Location of backup settings.

Note: The Uploads folder usually contain the largest amount of data. If the reason for creating the backup is updating the WordPress or Plugins, there is no need to include uploads.

4.

Wait for the backup to finish, then check that the backup data is available.

Location of the backed-up files.
5.

Check that the backup files are present in the selected location.

Example of files backed up to Google Drive.

References

Revisions history

1.0.0

2020/03/09 – First version released.

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