Backing up your blog regularly is a vital thing.Anything can happen in the digital world,so its better to have regular backups of your blog so that you can blog peacefully.There are many premium plugin available for automatically backing up of a blog.You can also make use free plugin like the Free WordPress Backup to Dropbox Plugin to make a backup of your blog files to your free Dropbox account automatically.So if anything happens to your blog files by mistake, you can always use the backup at Dropbox to fix it.
Note that this plugins will make backup of your WordPress files and database , many people don’t try this plugin as they think it only make database backup.
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Here is a step by step tutorial for creating an automated backup of WordPress blog using WordPress Backup to Dropbox Plugin.
1.Dropbox offers online storage,file sharing and much more.If you don’t have a Dropbox account create one here (if you download using our link , you and I will get 500MB FREE , Isn’t is amazing) .Download the plugin <link>and then Install the WordPress Backup to Dropbox Plugin by navigating to Plugins>>Add New >>Upload
2.After installation ,activate the plugin and then you will be asked to authorize the plugin.Make sure you have logged in into your Dropbox account.Now click on the authorize button and a new window seeking permission for accessing Dropbox will be displayed.
3.In that window select the Allow button.This will give authorization of the plugin to access and link your Dropbox account with your blog,click on the continue button in your plugin dashboard then you will be taken to settings page. WordPress Backup to Dropbox settings :
In the settings page choose the subfolder where you want to store your backup files.And also choose the Time and Date when you wanted to backup your blog and the folders to backup.You can select the folders to ignore in the backup process,except the ones like the wp-content folder and the .htaccess file which changes often in your blog while installing plugins and themes.
Note: Its better to have a backup of all files and directories, so don’t choose any files or directories to exclude in the backup process.
Backup Now Option:
The Backup Now Option of this plugin can be used to do a manual backup of your blog files.Click on the Backup now button to do a complete manual backup.
Premium Dropbox Backup Version:
The premium version of this plugin offers two more features
1.Zip backup :This extension will create a compressed zip file of the backup files and thus reduces the size of the backup file.
2.Email notifications : This extension will notify you via email of backup completion and other issues.
These extensions cost only around 9$ and 19$ respectively for use with a single site.For using with unlimited blogs you can go for a yearly subscription for only 99$
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Hope you liked this Free WordPress backup to Dropbox plugin.As it’s a free service it is well suited for beginners.What plugins are your using to make an automatic backup of your blog. ?