Backing up a WordPress site

By  | July 25, 2011 | Filed under: Software development

As far as I know (I’m a WordPress amateur), the most important parts of a WordPress site to back up are the database and the theme. On most sites posts will be added much more often then the theme updated. Regular database backups are important to ensure that minimal content is lost in the case of a problem.

To do this I use the catchily-named WordPress Database Backup. I schedule it to send a regular database backup by email to my Gmail account. I have filters to archive these emails so I don’t have to see them.

One Response to Backing up a WordPress site

  1. reviewmylife July 31, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Maybe I’m paranoid but after backing up the database (I use the same plugin as you) I load it into Notepad++ to verify that the full sql file has been created and not truncated somewhere in the middle.

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