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WP Backup and Restore Plugin - UpDraftPlus

UpDraft is a fantastic 5-star WordPress Backup and Restore Plugin. What makes it wonderful of course is there is a free version, and the free version plugin is generously supported by its owner with plenty of regular updates. One is able to make scheduled backups ranging from every four hours to once a week or once a month. Or manual bakcups.

The plugin also allows one to backup WordPress Websites to remote locations either S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others. And it comes very highly rated at

It is very easy to install directly from in the WordPress Dashboard. This is how to install UpDraftPlus and where to find UpDraftPlus in your WordPress DashBoard settings:

Here's how to set up backups with UpDraftPlus:

Here's how to restore backups with UpDraftPlus:

3 blog comments below

Yes, this is the plugin that I use to backup Wordpress powered websites. I do it for a couple of my clients and for my own sites as well. I back up all the content in the same server where the site is hosted as well as in my cloud hosting space, Dropbox. It's pretty good. But I do not like the fact that it creates separate archives for separate WordPress for directories. Like an archive file for plugins and another archive file for wp-content etc. I one a single file backup option as well. I am confused when I have to restore a backup that is split into multiple archives. The multiple archives can stay but within a main single archive.
playfungames on Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:18 pm
Have you tried the WordPress Duplicator plugin? I've just recently come across it and it's much better since it's so easy to restore. There are only two folders - your archive folder and installer.

How it basically works is that the plugin helps you build an archive of the Website and installer file that you download to your hard drive. Then when you want to move the Website, you upload them to your destination and use the installer to unpack everything, without the need to load a fresh WordPress Website first. It's like copying and cloning a Website with the exact same details. Only thing you need to create before you unpack the Website is a database and database user. Almost like packing a little suitcase with your Website in it and having it ready on your computer to move anywhere.

Here is how it works:

deanhills on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:00 am
I used UpDraft to move my wordpress site.
But it is not up to to expectation because we need to do configure more to make new website to work.

I will try WordPress Duplicator plugin.
Thanks for idea.
cybersa on Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:11 am

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