How to create a backup of your WordPress website

This article demonstrates how to make a backup of a WordPress website using a plugin called Updraft. With this plugin (updraft), you can make a backup and store it on the server and also download the backup locally to your computer or laptop. It is always good practice to make a backup before performing an update.


Video version: How to make a backup of your WordPress website

How to make a backup of your WordPress website

Install Updraft plugin

1. Go to plugins to install a new plugin.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

2. Click Add New Plugin.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

3. Search for “backup”.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

4. Install the updraftPlus plugin.

Note: I already have it installed.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

Now let’s make the backup

5. Click “UpdraftPlus Backups”.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

6. Click “Backup Now”.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

7. Click “Only allow this backup to be deleted manually”

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

8. Click “Backup Now”.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

Now the plugin will make the backup…

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

When finished, it should look like this.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

Download the backup to your local computer/laptop.

9. Click Database, Plugin, Themes, Uploads, and Others to prepare the files to download.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

10. Now that the files are ready, download them to your local computer/laptop. Download all 5 files and save them in a folder with a proper name.

make a backup of WordPress website, How to create a backup of your WordPress website, WP Wizard

Backup finished.

Hope it wasn’t too hard. If you have questions, just leave a comment and I will do my best to help everyone.

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