Backing Up Your WordPress Site for OC WordPress Meetup

Hope everyone was able to take something useful from the WordPress Back Up talk. Quick disclaimer: we are not endorsing any of these, just using them as examples. Do your research before committing you backup to any methodology. Here are links to plugins and other materials we mentioned during the presentation:


WP-DBManager:  “Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.”

WordPress EZ Backup: “WordPress EZ Backup is A Administrators Plugin to allow the easiest most feature rich method for creating Backup Archives of your entire Site (not just WP Installations but Any part of your site or webspace) & allows backup archives of any MySQL Database you choose & More.”

Backup Services

VaultPress: “VaultPress is a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites. Built on the same Automattic grid that serves over 12.5 million blogs and 270 million monthly visitors, VaultPress secures your site.”

Amazon S3 (Automatic WordPress Backup): “Using this plugin, you can easily and automatically backup important parts of your WordPress install to Amazon S3. Amazon S3 is an extremely cheap service that is easy to set up. For pennies a month, you can make sure that your important files will be kept safe.”

BackupBuddy: “BackupBuddy is an all-in-one solution for backups, restoration, and migration. Back up to your server, Amazon S3, a FTP/FTPS account, or an email.”

WordPress Hosting “We got your back on the important stuff. Hosting your WordPress site with is hassle free. Automatic nightly backups, and Automatic WP Core updates keep your site safe and secure.”

Blog on Cloud 9: “WordPress users deserve a host that is not only reliable and secure, but who can do what it takes to keep them up and running. We do nightly backups of your WordPress files, uploads, and database, minimizing any data loss and/or downtime due to any unforeseen technical issues.”

WP Engine: “We make WordPress fast, secure, and scalable by hosting your site on our rock solid platform.”

Remember: Back up everything and back up often!

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