Need to know how to back up your self-hosted WordPress blog?

Look no further, the instructions on how to do so are below:

With you can install plugins that takeaway the manual process of backing up your blog. Below you’ll find the manual process but also a few plugins that we recommend and use that also take care of blog backups.


  1. Sign in to your WordPress website
  2. Head to the Tools section, then to Export
  3. Select (or keep selected) All Content and then press the Download Export File button


  • iThemes Security
  • BackWPup
  • VaultPress
  • BackUpBuddy

The plugins above are what we recommend at time of posting this blog. Remember to test your site with any new plugin to make sure it works nicely with any others you may have installed. We will do our best to keep the list up to date.

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Don’t use WordPress?
Learn how to back up your blog (and why) here.

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