Blog ex­port

Mac Format - - SAVE YOUR FILES -

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.

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