The RIGHT Way To Backup Your WordPress Blog

Right out the gate – if you’re not backing up your WordPress blog…shame on you – get to it.

If you’re a site owner that has put a lot of time and care into producing content and sharing that content online, you’ve GOT to take the time to save and secure that data should the inevitable, unfortunate  occurrence happen of losing your data.

Backups are like auto and home insurance, you buy it in preparation of a bad thing happening and trust that the backup/insurance will bring you back to a known, good point in time.

I tend to lean more towards GPL-licensed plugins and tools for my blogs, but the folks over at iThemes and their PluginBuddy “subsidiary” organization have released a commercial plugin called BackupBuddy that may just be the answer to everyones dilemma and may actually turn me into a customer.

Stepping above and beyond the common backup of just the WordPress database and using FTP to make copies of your wp-content, wp-admin, and wp-includes; what BackupBuddy does is all that PLUS much more.

BackupBuddy backs up everything – the SQL database, plugins, files, themes, scripts, and everything else within the WordPress directory structures.

What also sounds like a fantastic option, is the ability to schedule backups at regular recurring intervals. So everything can be automated and you can essentially “set it and forget it.”

There are 3 membership plans for the PluginBuddy plugin club (choose the one that’s right for you):


Check out the video below of the key developers and principals at PluginBuddy as they talk about configuration best practices and uses for the plugin.

James Hicks
James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

More from author


Leave a Reply!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts



Latest posts

How to keep your RV in great condition

Traveling around the country in an RV is a fantastic way to spend your vacation. It truly feels like an adventure: you...

How Much Is a Lawyer Going to Cost You?

One of the primary reasons people are unsure of whether or not to hire a lawyer, even in situations where they really...

How The ‘New World’ Looks For The Future

We have all been through a very strange few months as 2020 has certainly not been the year anyone really expected. The...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

%d bloggers like this: