WordPress Backup to Dropbox

Why DropBox ? You can of course backup your site offsite to any other internet connected service. And this is likely the recommended for corporate or commercial sites. Since most commercial sites likely will have multiple locations simply setup a SFTP server or other secured server and push backups periodically and automatically to that location. For personal or non-commercial sites, where cost is a concern and the site is relatively small, a solution like Dropbox (with its 2GB storage limit), should suffice. WP ALL Backup is a plugin for WordPress that automatically uploads a backup of your entire website, including all files and its database, to Dropbox. The plugin’s simple interface and It has been created to give you peace of mind that your website is backed up on a regular basis. In order to use the plugin you will need a Dropbox account. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them...

How to Install WordPress

WordPress is known as the most popular blogging platform and content management system. New users are often surprised when we tell them that WordPress is also well known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools (e.g. Fantastico) to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, the following guide will help. Steps to install WordPress 1. Unzip the WordPress package which you can download from wordpress.org. 2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it. 3. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php. 4. Editing the wp-config.php file. Edit wp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details. 5. Upload WordPress to your server. Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server. If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g.http://yoursite.com), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server. If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g. http://yoursite.com/blog/), rename the directory wordpress to the name you’d like the subdirectory to have and move or upload it to your web server. For example if you want the WordPress installation in a subdirectory called ‘blog’, you should rename the directory called ‘wordpress’ to ‘blog’ and upload it to the root directory of your web...

BACKING UP YOUR WORDPRESS DATABASE

Your database contains all your important information if the database is erased or corrupted you lose everything. Sometimes accident can happen when we least expert it. If you can have made a careless mistake and your database is gone how can you restore your data in your database? So Backup your database regularly. The WordPress backup files contain sensitive data, such as the WordPress administrator credentials. Such files should be stored in a secure location where other users do not have access to. You can also compress the WordPress backups into a password protected zip file so in case someone manages to get a copy of your WordPress backup files, he or she would need a password to access the content. WordPress Database backup Backup your WordPress database from CPanel Login to your hosting provider CPanel and click on the Backup icon in the Files section. Once in the backup options page, click on the WordPress database name listed under the section ‘Download a MySQL Database backup’. Once you click on the WordPress database name, a compressed SQL script file is automatically downloaded to your computer. Store the WordPress database file in a secure place and ideally it should be stored on a different media. Backup WordPress database using MySQL command line If you host your own web server and have access to it via SSH or other protocol, you can make a database backup using a MySQL standard tool called mysqldump. As the name implies, the mysqldump tool dumps a MySQL database into a text file which can later be used to restore the WordPress database. In the...

WHY WORDPRESS IS POPULAR BLOGGING SYSTEM?

About WordPress WordPress started in 2003 It was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little WordPress is an Open Source project WordPress was used by more than 22.0% of  the top 10 million websites as of August 2013 WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites What You Can Use WordPress For WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system. Personal blog Photoblog Business website Professional portfolio Government website Magazine or news website E-commerce Application WordPress Features Simplicity Flexibility :   With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want Publish with Ease :  You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily. User Management Easy Theme System Extend with Plugins Built-in Comments Search Engine Optimized Easy Installation and Upgrades Community Famous Brands That Use WordPress Georgia State’s  univercity : http://www.gsu.edu/ Sweden’s Official Site: https://sweden.se/ Bata is a family-owned global footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer and retailer : http://www.bata.com/ Coca-Cola France  The French site of the popular soft drink runs on WordPress:  http://www.coca-cola.fr/ Sony Music Entertainment : http://www.sonymusic.com/ Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City, and the flagship publication of Time Inc:  http://www.times.com/ Popular blogs: http://blog.ebay.com/ https://blog.mozilla.org/ http://social.ford.com/ WordPress is a powerful semantic publishing platform, and it comes with a great set of features designed to make your experience as a publisher on the Internet as easy, pleasant and appealing as...
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