Creating A BackUp For A Blog

Posted by Neville on December 12, 2010 under Blogging, How To | 2 Comments to Read

Why Back-Up a Blog?

There are lots of things that can go wrong with a blog, and some of these can be fatal for the site.

Despite high levels of security there are occasions where someone can hack into a blog and replace all of the content with something completely different. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. And when it does, all of your work will be lost.

Back-UpHow To Back-Up a Blog.

So to minimise any potential losses it is a good idea to back-up your blog, and there is a handy tool that is available for you to do that.

Guess where you can find it?

In the Tools menu!

The Tools menu opens up to show Import and Export options. To back-up your blog you choose the Export option.

From there you can choose which elements of the blog you want to back-up, and click the download button. That produces a file that can be saved in a convenient location, and retrieved later, if needed.

 Restoring your blog from the Back-Up file.

Once again open the Tools menu and this time select Import. Select the system to be imported (WordPress for example) to be imported and then select the file to import.

Transfer A Blog.

It is also possible to use the Export/Import functions to transfer a WP blog from one site to another. This is handy if you decide to change service provider at any time.

These tools can also be used to transfer parts of a blog. For example you might want to just transfer posts in one category to begin a new blog based on that category. Or you can select content based on the time it was published. The choice is yours.

Remember that regular Back-Ups may prevent huge data loss in the event of a hacker getting in, or if you accidentally delete your blog.

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  • Laura said,

    The transition from blogger to wordpress can be a daunting task, and you have truly helped make it easier and less confusing for me. Thanks so much for all your help Neville.

  • Neville said,

    Thanks Laura.

    Writing this post gave me the incentive to transfer a Blogger blog over to another of my WP sites. Yes, I was wondering how it would go, but it was quite a smooth transition.