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Pre-WP – just backup all the files

But WP has “WP Core Files” plus all the stuff we upload plus non-WP files, AND a DATABASE, which is not stored in the same folder


  • Host backups – good, but if there’s a hacker, site could be infected
  • Use a plugin to backup yourself
    • can keep the backup on own machine or cloud backups
  • Plugins
    • Recommended: Updraft Plus
    • Often already in WP installation: Jetpack Backup
    • Also: Backup Buddy

Updraft Plus

Dave Huffman

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