Making a back-up of your blog

Make a back-up of your whole blog once a week. This will be your emergency life raft! If disaster strikes, we can help you RE-IMPORT your saved posts and pages and all will be well, the sun will still shine etc.**REMEMBER WE CANNOT RESCUE YOUR BLOG IF YOU HAVEN’T MADE A BACK-UP**

Instructions for making a back-up and downloading it:

Log-in to your blog

Go to My Sites > WP Admin

Go to Tools > Export

Choose the Free option, and click Start Export

Under ‘Choose what to export’, select All content

Click the Download Export File button

Depending on your Theme, EITHER:

  • The download link message will appear
  • After a few minutes you should get an email from WordPress containing a link.
  • THE LINK IS ACTIVE FOR 7 DAYS ONLY; YOU MUST REMEMBER TO CLICK THE LNK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR EXPORTED FILES BEFORE THE LINK EXPIRES

OR:

  • A file will immediately download itself onto your local computer
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