I got an email from Poonam last month “Tell me how should I take backup of my wordpress blog, in case wordpress blocks my blog or something?” she asked.
Yes, what if something happens to your blog ? You need a backup right ? Okay, just three steps, let us generate and download a backup of your wordpress.com blog.
1 On you dashboard, click “Tools”
2 Now, “Export”
3 Now, “Download Export file”
You will get an xml file.Â You can save it on your computer or attach it to an email and keep it on your email account …. hmmm what is your choice ? Remember: Always keep more than one copy.
Now, How to Restore your Blog from Backup
Remember one thing before you do this. You can not restore individual posts this way ( unless you have downloaded author specific files, – ie, if you have more than one author for the blog ). Now, read on
1: Click “Tools”
2: Now, “Import”
3: Select “WordPress:
4: Click “Browse” and locate the backup file
5: Now, “Upload file and Import”
Now, what if you need a back up of a post that you accidentally deleted ?
Hmm there is a way to do get a backup copy. Simply subscribe to your own rss feed on your rss reader. When you need to restore a particular post which is missing or deleted, browse through your feed entries and get it … and yes, make sure that “For each article in a feed, show” is set to “full text” here … Settings > Reading
Is this tough ?