These days, blogging has pretty much taken the entire world by storm. That may sound a little far fetched but when you actually think about it, it is not that far fetched at all. For example, bloggers have become influential members of the media, the press and everything else that makes our culture and pop culture what it is today. There are very few things on the internet that are not in one way or another connected to blogging. Blogs are essentially the undercurrent of our shared pop culture because most of the blogs are written by real people, normal people. Blogs are shaped by their interests and their opinions, not a corporation or anything like that- the way many people see the mainstream media as.
WordPress is by far one of the most popular blogging platforms available on the internet because it is free, it is popular and wide-read and it is very easy to use. WordPress offers free blog space to anyone who would like to blog. And if there is one thing about blogs, well depending on how often a person adds content to it, they can get very large- sometimes much larger than even the blogger first intended. That is why it is very important to back up everything you put on WordPress and even the entire blog site itself. It is difficult to keep a blog going, but to have it hacked or destroyed by a virus or something like that would be by far the worse case scenario. You could lose some information, or the entire site, so that is why it is important to have all the content backed up.
Here are a few simple steps you can take to back up a WordPress install:
Store On The Computer
One easy way to save all the content and information stored on your blog site is to simply just dump it all in the local folder. By doing this, you pretty much have an exact copy of your blog- stored in real-time- on your personal computer without even an internet connection.
First, you want to log in to the web server with an FTP client. Once the client is open then you can store large amounts of information onto the server.
Second, you can store it into the WordPress installation folder.
Third, you can download the installation information into the WordPress server and administration panel. That is really all there is to it.
Johnny G. is a freelance writer for many web sites, news blogs, arts and life magazines and for marketing firms and search engine optimized (SEO) companies, among many others. When he is not writing, he is blogging for fun about science fiction movies. He makes sure to back up everything he puts on WordPress