How to Easily Backup Your WordPress and Blogger Blogs

BackupWPorBloggerIt is very important to backup your blogs no matter what platform you are using. This is because anything can happen your blog files at any time without your notice. I am a living witness to that. My other blog – was once loaded but I lost most all of my files simply because I did not have a backup copy.

To save your from what I have once witnessed, in a little while, you will find how to backup your WordPress and Blogger blogs.

How to Backup WordPress Blog

Step One:

Go and download the “WordPress Database Backup” plugin.

Step Two:

Install the plugin on your blog.

Step Three:

Set the plugin to your desired specifications. It really is quite straightforward to setup, but you can always refer to the plugin documentation for help. I personally set the plugin to make a weekly backup for each of my blogs. If I post to a blog frequently, I make a daily backup. If I post non-frequently, that blog is backed up on a weekly basis. I then have the backup file sent to my email. However you wish for the file to be saved is entirely up to you though. Simply use the method you are most comfortable with.

From start to finish, the entire process takes about 10 minutes per blog. That is of course if you grab a snack to slow you down. So there is absolutely no excuse not to set this up today. I would think ten minutes of your time is well worth the peace of mind you will feel when it’s done.

Another way you can easily backup your WordPress blog

Log into your wp-admin, click on ‘Tools’ and then click on ‘Export’ and then click on the ‘Download Export File’ button. Please note, when you click the button, WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer. This format, which is called WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. Also, make sure you choose ‘All Content’ before you finally export your WordPress files.

How to Backup Blogger Blog

Step One:

Log into your blogger blog and click on Settings

Step Two:

On the Basic panel, look for ‘Export Blog’ on the list of blog tools

Step Three:

Click on the Export Blog and choose where you want to save the exported xml file to. Make sure you save it where you wouldn’t mistakenly delete it.

With “Export Blog,” you can easily create a complete backup of your Blogger blog on to the hard drive and this may come handy in situations when you accidentally delete some old blog post or if Google blocks your blog due to policy violations – at least you’ll have a local copy of all the content that you may publish elsewhere.


  • sly

    I havent tot so much backing up my blogging and not tot until i read this.thanks man for the hint

    • maven


      You welcome. It’s a good thing to always back up your blog every week