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First Time Blogging WordPress Backup covers information about different backup plugins and the importance to create regular backups.

Last Updated: September 22, 2017

Latest News: I have added another link to the list below.

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First Time Blogging WordPress Backup Steps

The first action you need to carry out is to create a backup. After your first backup start installing your theme and plugins and then create another backup. Now start to configure all your security settings and create another backup. This method of having 3 different backups can help you with a speedy recovery if a potential issue occurs. An issue can occur from the following situations, conflicts between themes, conflicts between plugins, php versions incompatibility, MySQL server issues etc.

Another factor that many keep forgetting is to test your backups from time to time. I know that I am mentioning backups many times and that is because one of the biggest problems today is website becoming corrupted, sites have been hacked, virus injection etc. Then they try to recove from a backup only to find out that the backup is corrupted.

I was using BackWPup plugin which is mentioned in step 9 Best WordPress Plugins For Blogs. However nowadays because I signed up with ManageWP, they have their own backup tool and works very well. This means that I have one less plugin in the site.

Backup Plugins I Recommend

  1. BackWPup: Click on the following URL Backup Restore WordPress to read my tutorial.
  2. UpdraftPlus – WordPress Backup and Restoration: Click on the following URL Backup And Restore WordPress Using UpdraftPlus Backups to read my tutorial.
  3. XCloner: Click on the following URL Backup WordPress Using XCloner to read my tutorial.
  4. WordPress Duplicator: Click on the following URL WordPress Duplicator Backup Plugin Settings to read my tutorial.


Click on the following URL Theme Setup to continue with the setup.

You can also check my WordPress setup tutorials. I am constantly adding new ones.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this post from time to time so keep coming back for the latest.


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Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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