WordPress Backup And Restore Fundamentals

Complete video guide on how to backup and restore your WordPress blog.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

This course explains the necessary steps needed to successfully backup and restore your WordPress blog to a functional state. A backup of your blog is vital in many situations.
The course describes how to manually backup and restore your blog and how to automate this tasks by using plugins.

The course includes video tutorials and presentation slides.

Course duration is about 1 hour.

What are the requirements?

  • I will assume that you are already a WordPress user, but no advanced WordPress knowledge is necessary.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to fully backup and restore your WordPress blog.
  • It will get into details of why do you need a backup, how can you create one, how can you fully restore your blog from a backup, etc.

Who is the target audience?

  • Students that are interested in becoming more proficient with WordPress.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: WordPress Backup And Restore Fundamentals

Introduction to the course.


Introduces the locally hosted WordPress site used during this course.


Some reasons of why do you want to backup.


What files or folders do you have to backup.

Section 2: Manual backup and restore

How to manually backup your WordPress blog.


How to backup your WordPress blog using FTP client.


How to backup your database using phpMyAdmin web interface.


Deleting our WordPress database.


Deleting our WordPress blog.


Describes how to install a fresh copy of Wordpress.


Describes how to restore the database using phpMyAdmin.

Section 3: Backing up using WordPress plugins

What to take into consideration when choosing a WordPress plugin.


Covers the WordPress plugins discussed in this course.


How to install and configure BackUpWordpress plugin.


How to install WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin.


How to create a new Dropbox account.


How to authorize the plugin to use Dropbox and description of its settings.


This is how the backup looks in our Dropbox account.

Plugin settings panel after first run

How to use Dropbox file versioning in order to recover older files.

Backing up to other cloud services

Discuss about premiun solutions to WordPress backup plugins.


A few words in the end.

Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Cristian Gradisteanu, Ethical hacker, software developer and Entrepreneur.

As a software developer, I am responsible for the development of management software products produced by the company. My area of expertise includes programming languages like Java, Objective-C, C#, C++, PHP, Ruby and system administration. With more than 15 years of Desktop software development experience, I discovered that mobiles application programming is something that I would love to do for the rest of my life :)

I am very passionate about teaching everyday people topics that they are interested in. I think that in order to keep up with the latest technology trends your leaning process should be a continuous one.

The biggest goal for me right now is to motivate and inspire others through the form of knowledge. If I can inform someone of ways to achieve a healthy mindset or production solution that makes their life easier, I can officially say that I've done my job.

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