Back-up a WordPress website without using a Plugin

Edited by Vanessa, Lynn

Sometimes using a WordPress website can be a pain, especially when you change something as simple as your theme and all of a sudden your site gets erased or corrupted. However, this can be an easy fix as long as you have backed up your site. When you back up your site you save every link you have ever added, every comment you have ever received and every page or post you have ever written. As long as you follow these simple step-by-step instructions, you will be able to restore your site back to the way it was before it had been erased. And the good news is: You can do all of this without even using a plugin!

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Log in to your WordPress website
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    This should be either the log in username you have created, or "Admin" with the special password you chose.
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  2. 2
    On the left hand side of your dashboard, go down to your "Tools" tab
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    Click on it.
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  3. 3
    Under the Tools tab, select the "Export" option
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  4. 4
    You should now see a screen like this
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  5. 5
    Choose to export all content
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    By choosing this option you are choosing to save all of your comments, links, pages and posts. It is highly recommended to do this, rather than just choosing separate pages and posts to back up.
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  6. 6
    Download the Export file
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  7. 7
    Choose to "Save Export File"
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  8. 8
    Choose folder where you would like to save the Export File
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    It is always good to save the backup in a place that you can find it easily and know where it will always be. Recommendation: Create a separate folder just for your backups. Once saved, it should look like this.
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  9. 9
    Done
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    You have now backed-up your WordPress website successfully.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Vanessa

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