Design Your Own Website with WordPress
Part 2: Making a Complete Backup before New Theme Activation
Backups are essential! Do this once in a while, not once in a blue moon. The more frequent the better. Imagine your blog
gets 100 comments a day; you forget to backup and next week the website crash. All is lost! A full week worth of
comments just lost. This is just an example, but unfortunately these things do happen.
What to Backup & Save?
Two things need to be done for a normal WordPress Site:
? Copy the folder ‘www’ with all the contents therein; and
? Make a backup of the database used for the website. (phpMyAdmin)
Do the following:
First, Log Out of WordPress so that no data can be written to the database for now.
Click on the green “W” in the system tray and select phpMyAdmin:
When this window opens, select the database you created for this website. (When you have multiple sites and you can’t
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