service. Pick Export (free) and follow the steps above.
Automate the tedium
Of course, backing up your selfhosted WordPress blog manually is tedious and relies on you remembering to do it yourself (we’d recommend setting a Calendar reminder). We’d therefore steer you towards automating the process using BackWPup. Sign up for (or log into) a Dropbox account, then log into your WordPress blog, hover over Plugins in the sidebar and click Add New. Search the plug-ins library for backwpup, then install and activate it from the list of results. This creates a new BackWPup entry in the sidebar. Hover over this and click Add New Job, give the job a name (such as ‘Weekly backup’) and click inside the checkbox next to Backup to Dropbox further down the first screen. Specify when the backup should run on the Schedule tab (we recommend ‘with WordPress cron’) and tell it what it should back up on the DB Backup and Files tabs. Finally, click the ’To: Dropbox’ tab and authorise the plug-in to write to your Dropbox cloud storage (this shouldn’t need you to supply further details if you’ve logged into Dropbox before downloading the plug-in).
To back up a Tumblr blog, use the Tumblr2WordPress tool at tumblr2wordpress.benapps. net. Enter your username (the first word in your blog’s address), choose HTML as the export format, leave everything else as default, click Export.
Automate the otherwise tedious task of backing up your WordPress blog using BackWPup.
There are several web services that make it easy to download the contents of your Tumblr blog, including Tumblr2WordPress.