Tag: backup

What does a small business WordPress website need?

"What does a small business website need?" This was one of the many questions asked at the Small Business Tech Panel at the Warehaüs, a coworking space in Holland, Michigan in March 2014. Here's an expanded version of the answer I gave. The items (in no particular order) are as follows: Effective content (text, images, video) Mobile-friendly […]

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Amazon S3 & BackupBuddy: guide to WordPress backups

Here's a guide to using the BackupBuddy plugin to back up a WordPress site to Amazon S3. The video only shows how to do the Amazon S3 initial configuration and user configuration, and adding Amazon S3 as a remote destination in BackupBuddy. The text below the video provides more details about configuring BackupBuddy in general. […]

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Why Update WordPress, Plugins, & Themes?

Learn why it's important to update WordPress core, plugins, and themes, and how to safely update.

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Automatic free WordPress backups: BackWPup plugin

BackWPup is a free WordPress plugin that automatically backs up your WordPress database and files. You can back up to your web server, or send your backups offsite (highly recommended). I back my sites up to SugarSync, but you can also back up to Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace Cloud, and other services. […]

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Copy & Migrate WordPress Sites with Duplicator Plugin

Step-by-step instructions to copy and migrate a WordPress site with the free Duplicator plugin.

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WordPress Network (Multisite) installation & plugins

I took these notes about WordPress Network (Multisite) at our WordPress Grand Rapids (WPGR) meetup on March 15, 2012. Learn more about WordPress Grand Rapids on Meetup and Presenters Brian Richards, Topher DeRosia, What’s a Network? A WordPress Network is a collection of sites that all share the same WordPress installation and […]

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IDrive WordPress plugin: free, automatic WordPress backup

I have a new WordPress backup plugin recommendation: IDrive for WordPress. I previously recommended the Backupify plugin, but my backups have been failing, and Backupify told me its plugin is no longer supported. I've used IDrive for backing up PCs for family and clients, so I decided to try the IDrive for WordPress plugin. So […]

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Backupify WordPress plugin: free, automatic WordPress backup

You know it's important to back up your WordPress sites. Backupify gives you 2 GB of storage for free, and the Backupify plugin backs up your site files and database. You can back up multiple WordPress sites into a single Backupify account, and you can always pay for more storage. Install Backupify plugin for WordPress […]

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10 common WordPress plugins for starters

These are 10 free, popular WordPress plugins that I've found useful for most WordPress sites. I presented this list at the Kalamazoo/West Michigan WordPress Users Group on Dec 9, 2010. Please add your feedback and favorite WordPress plugins in the comments! Akismet filters comments and trackbacks for spam you need an Akismet API key Chap […]

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