A quick article explaining which plugin Infinite Networks in general uses to perform scheduled backups on Wordpress instances and how to set it up.
You will need;
- Access to the websites Administrator account(s).
- to know how to log into Wordpress
- to know how to install and activate a Wordpress plugin.
Below are the steps in order for you to install and setup UpdraftPlus to backup your website.
|1||Log into Wordpress Admin||Visit and log into your Website's Admin Dashboard|
|2||Click Plugins > Add New||Hover your cursor over Plugins > Add New;|
|3||Search for “UpdraftPlus”||Type “UpdraftPlus” in the Plugin search bar located at the type right.|
|4||Click Install and then Activate on UpdraftPlus|
The first option should look like below and you need to click Install, wait whilst it installs and then click the blue activate button soon after;
Click to Install Now
Wait til Installing… turns into Activate.
|5||Click Settings on the Plugin table screen||Once the plugin is activated it will redirect you to the plugins table and you will want to click “Settings” for the UpdraftPlus in order to configure it;|
|6||Click Settings again within the UpdraftPlus menu||Click Settings tab once you are in the UpdraftPlus settings;|
|7||Change the ‘manual’ option to Daily|
|8||Done||Your Backups are now scheduled.|
How to Restore Backups
At any time you can restore a back or a partial backup by click “restore” next to the backup under Existing Backups on the UpdraftPlugin page;
|1||Hover over Settings > Updraft Settings > Click Restore|
This plugin is just a recommend plugin from Infinite Networks but it isn’t supported so any troubleshooting should be researched using UpdraftPlus’s vast knowledge base.
You should always still take a cPanel backup as well or have a backup schedule for it because UpdraftPlus is only useful as long as Wordpress’s Admin Panel is available.
Below is a table of some further information related to this article;
|UpdraftPlu's Support page||https://updraftplus.com/support/|
|Check out WP Beginner's Articles such as:||https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/7-best-wordpress-backup-plugins-compared-pros-and-cons/|