How to Backup Your Blog!

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Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to cover a subject of blogging, which is really important! I have an idea that this isn’t something people think about that often if they think about it at all and that’s to make a backup of your blog.

Sometimes things can go wrong on a blog, you could mess something up in the HTML or CSS, it could also be a hacker stealing your blog someday and you would lose everything.

Google Blogger Backup

If you use Google Blogger you can make a backup of you blog really fast and easy by going to settings -> other -> export blog and you will have a XML file with your blog ready to import to another blog.

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I also like to keep a backup separated with my HTML and CSS just in case. It’s really handy with you are playing around with HTML and CSS and end up doing something, you can just use your backup files to restore everything.

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Just go to your CSS and copy everything and then past it into a document on your computer. I like to use Sublime Text for my backups as this is a free coding program.

You can also download a backup of your template (HTML) by clicking backup/restore in blogger.

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WordPress Backup

If you use WordPress it’s just as easy! Just go to tools -> export -> all content and download your file.

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Again I like to keep a separated file with my CSS and how you do this depends on your theme and how you host your blog. I always go to my files at my host company and just copies everything.

You can also download a plugin for WordPress named WordPress Backup to Dropbox and install, this will link your blog with your Dropbox and you can then decide how often it should backup everything.

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I hope this is useful and you understood everything. Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • forarealwoman

    Thanks for sharing! I have my blog on Blogger and have a copy of every post in Word, but this is better.

    Jasmine x

    For a Real Woman

    So easy Spanish!

    • http://tanjamortensen.com/ Tanja Mortensen

      It’s a good start with a copy in Word, but this is so easy and saves even more :)

  • Cara Louise

    I never even thought of this! thank you for posting about, very good to know! :) Also I love your blogs layout!! Never seen one like this before! :) xx

    pollypocketbeauty.blogspot.com

    • http://tanjamortensen.com/ Tanja Mortensen

      Thank you, it took forever to make (made it myself) so maybe that’s why it’s a bit special :) Good luck with backing up your blog :)

  • http://tanjamortensen.com/ Tanja Mortensen

    It’s just something you forget until you need it, good luck with backing up 😀

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