How To Backup Your WordPress Site Automatically

WordPress is awesome. It’s by far the easiest platform for beginner internet marketers to use while building new websites. What makes WordPress so simple to use is its use of plugins which can be added with a few simple clicks that can enhance the functionality, security, and appearance of your site.

One of the most important tasks as a website builder is making sure you don’t accidentally lose any or all of the information or settings on your site. Periodic database backups are a must to make sure you protect your valuable intellectual property. The problem for many bloggers and affiliate marketers is they’re not sure how to backup their sites properly.

I found a great free WordPress plugin that will allow you to literally automate this task so you don’t have to remember to do it periodically. You can just set it and forget it.

It called BackWPup and you can download it for free here.

Once you install it, activate it, and set it up, it will do all of your backup work for you at select intervals. The backup files are then automatically sent to a Dropbox cloud storage account on your desktop – which is also free.

The best part is that I found a really good step-by-step tutorial on how to set all of this up on Youtube and have posted it below. The entire process will take you only fifteen minutes or so and you’ll never have to worry about backups ever again.

Download and install the plugin first before you watch the video:

A special thanks to Barbara Feldman for making such a great video that takes you through the entire process to set this up.

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