Tag Archives: wordpress backup

How to back up your blog – Introduction

If you have read my previous on why you should back up your blog, then perhaps now you are wondering how do you back up your blog. This post does not have the technical details yet but this will serve as an introduction.

There are two types of back up you can do for your blog.

  1. Back up the contents of your blog
    This pertains to your blog posts, categories, labels and pages. This could be anything that you have written for your blog. For most people, this is the more important of the two types since this is the life of your blog. Usually you can find the contents of your blog stored in a database.
  2. Back up the template/plug-ins/files
    This pertains to your templates, plug-in or simply the folder where your blog is stored. If these files gets lost, your blog will be physically unavailable. You know of the 404 not found error right? That is what you will get if these files gets lost.

So what can you back up? Continue reading How to back up your blog – Introduction