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Added Dec 12, 2018

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WordPress Tools Export

Every day you work on your website you should do a quick and easy backup using Tools Export to back up your content. It only takes a few seconds and it could save you a lot of heartache. This process does not back up your images, other media, plugins or themes. I recommend other methods for complete backups.


In order to prove the effectiveness of this procedure I backup up my content, deleted all the posts and pages and emptied the trash. All posts and pages were permanently deleted. I don't recommend doing this - I just did it as a demonstration.


WordPress Tools Import

Of course using Tools Export would be a fool's exercise if I didn't know how to Import again. If you ever use Tools Import to restore your content please remember to deactivate the plugin after it's done its job.


Related Training:
Full Backup With a Plugin: Full Backup With a Plugin
Full back ups with FTP: Using FileZilla to Backup Your Website
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Thank you Marion.
I will also give FTP a go.
Also, how do you backup onto an external hard drive, for example?
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MarionBlack Premium
To back up to an external hard drive just create your local folder on your external drive. OR back up to your C: drive and copy it across afterwards. I like to keep backups on 2 hard drives plus a USB drive. But then I'm a little paranoid :)
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NancyLian Premium
Thank you Marion. Always love your training :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
You're always welcome Nancy.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Ok you beat me to backup training. Well you probably could do a better job than I could anyway. and I was going to be using back WP up. Great job as usual.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you. My next 2 videos coming up shortly.
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HansenLin Premium
Marion, may I know what app you used to do screen recording for training? And the editor too?
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for asking Hansen, I use Camtasia Studio for both screen recording and editing.
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HansenLin Premium
Thanks for the information too, I will try it :)
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MatthiasN Premium
Thank you for a very good demonstration but i like to see an way to backup all even images
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MarionBlack Premium
You can use FTP to backup everything and I'll be adding other methods soon.
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