Backup a WordPress Blogs - How it works

on Thursday, 31 January 2013
WordPress Blogs

In connection with the last update of the WordPress blog software to version 3.5.1 came to questions on backup before downloading an update. Therefore, here is a brief explanation of how to back up all data.

The main work is already the XML-based export interface of WordPress. To export the entire contents (pages, comments, categories and keywords) of your WordPress blog as a backup, go to the admin area in the left side menu and click on tools then Export data.

The radio button "All content" should be marked as in the adjacent screenshot, then the exported file contains all the posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags, navigation menus and custom content types.

Now just click the button "Download Export File", and the export is performed.

If you want to be sure you should also think of the images in articles, because they are not downloaded. Here, the only option left to download is from the FTP program.