Back up your blog using wordpress admin panel

Now for the second guide to doing a back up to your blog, I am going to be tackling wordpress. This guide will be about making a back up of your blog using the wordpress admin panel.

Take note that this will only back up your posts/categories/comments/pages in wordpress. This will not back up your themes/widgets etc. ^_^

Requirements:

  • WordPress Blog

For this guide, I’m going to let the pictures be the guide. If people will complain, then I will add write ups to the pictures. But I think the pictures are enough. They do say, pictures are worth a thousand words. hehe Well on to the guide.

Making the Back Up

Step 1: Go to Manage

Making the Back Up - Step 1

Step 2: Go to Export

Making the Back Up - Step 2

Step 3: Click on Download Export File

Making the Back Up - Step 3

Step 4: Download your back up

Making the Back Up - Step 4

Restoring the back up

Step 1: Go to Manage

Restore the Back Up - Step 1

Step 2: Go to Import

Restore the Back Up - Step 2

Step 3: Click on WordPress

Restore the Back Up - Step 3

Step 4: Browse your computer for your back up file and click Upload File and Import

Restore the Back Up - Step 4

Step 5 : Assign authors

Note: The question here is, who will be the author of the “uploaded” or “restored from back up” posts?
To make it easier for you to edit and save the imported posts and drafts, you may want to change the author of the posts. For example, you may want to import all the entries as admin entries.” (WordPress Description)

Restore the Back Up - Step 5

Step 6 : Thank Allen for writing this. hihi

Restore the Back Up - Step 6

2 thoughts on “Back up your blog using wordpress admin panel

  1. It’s a good way of backing up, but WP explicitly states that it is not supposed to be a backup tool. hehe

  2. I tested it myself and I only got the categories, posts, and pages. The legendary blogroll was not included!

    If you are using free wordpress, then this can be useful. But if you are free hosting, it’s better to use the cpanel technique which of course, I have also a written a guide to it. haha (shameless post promotion of mine)

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