Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Install and activate UpDraftPlus, part of WordPress: Backing Up Your Site.
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- [Voiceover] The second plugin we'll look at is UpdraftPlus. What I like about this plugin is it allows you to restore your site to a previous backed-up version right from within the WordPress admin panel, provided those backups exist on the server. Just like BackUpWordPress, UpdraftPlus has extensions for sending backups to various cloud hosting services, as well as their own Updraft vault storage, and you can also get extensions for backup management of multiple sites, and even site migration. The other thing worth noting is, even the free version of UpdraftPlus actually has support for some third-party services, including Dropbox and Google Drive.
In this course, we'll cover the core plugin, how to configure and schedule backups, and how to restore your site. UpdraftPlus is installed just like any other plugin, go to the back end of your site, go to Plugins, and add new, and then search for UpdraftPlus. This will give you this orange logo with a "U" in it, and you just click install now and after Shiny Updates installs it, we can activate the plugin. Once the plugin is activated, you'll get a new option under settings called UpdraftPlus Backups, and this is where we'll manage all our backups.
- Figuring out what to back up on your WordPress site
- Installing and activating plugins
- Setting up automatic backups
- Accessing and managing backups
- Configuring third-party destinations
- Restoring your WordPress site from a backup