- 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
Skill Level Beginner
- [Instructor] Hello, and welcome to WordPress, Backup Up Your Site. I'm senior staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and I'm here to take you on a guide tour through three of the best WordPress backup plugins out there. By the end of this course, you'll know how to backup and restore your site, and you'll have enough info to make an educated decision about what plugin is best for you and your site. I'll start out by briefly discussing why backups are necessary and what needs to be backed up. Then we'll take a deep dive into three robust backup plugins, BackupWordPress, an inexpensive and well designed plugin that leaves you in charge of the restoration process.
UpdraftPlus, a popular but somewhat cluttered plugin that stores your backups off-site for easy one-click recovery, and VaultPress, an enterprise level backup service that does all the heavy lifting for you so you can sit back and enjoy whatever else you like to do instead of managing your backup routines. Backing up your self-hosted WordPress site can seem like a bit of a chore until you suddenly need to restore your site. Setting up a proper backup routine with one of these plugins gives your site and its content every chance of surviving even the most dramatic server crash or hacker attack, and it's well worth the small investment in time and money necessary.
I'm here to show you how to do backups right, so let's get cracking with WordPress, Backing Up Your Site.