Monday, 15 March 2010

Backing up your Wordpress blog

Perhaps, I'm not an only one who uses WordPress as a blogging platform of my choice — surely it's my domain and my hosting, but still. Recently I've discovered very neat and nice way of backing up your entire blog, which can be described in a few simple steps:



  1. Go to wordpress.com and create a private blog


  2. Go to yourblog.com/wp-admin and export all entries (Tools – Export)


  3. Go to your WordPress.com blog and import this export file


  4. After import is finished, mark the checkbox that you want to download all attachments too — WordPress will download all images, videos, etc which you've posted to your blog


That is it! Now you have a backup of all your content, which could certainly be helpful at the moment when you discover that you should've done backups.


But, of course you're doing backups ... wait ... what?!