How to run manual backups in WordPress | BoldGrid

Now that you know how to install the BoldGrid backup plugin and you have learned how to configure automated backups its time to learn how to run a manual backup for your first backup. The BoldGrid backup plugin makes running or restoring a backup anytime fast and easy.

Remember, you should be running backups regularly. It’s important to perform a backup every time you update WordPress core to a new version, update plugins, or before changing site settings. Backups can be run with the simple click of a button. Keep in mind, running a backup can be resource intensive so we recommend performing regularly scheduled backups for your site during off-peak hours.

Steps to manually backing up WordPress

  1. Log into WordPressLog into your WordPress dashboard and go to BoldGrid Backup
  2. Click Backup Site NowClick Backup Site Now
  3. View the backup resultsNow you can view the results under the section Backup Results

How to download, restore, or delete a WordPress backup

  1. Log into WordPressLog into your WordPress dashboard and go to BoldGrid Backup
  2. Look for backup under the heading section archivesUnder the section Backup Archives you can see the backup we ran following the steps above.
  3. Click download to download to your local computerTo download the backup to your local computer click the button Download
  4. To restore the backup of your WordPress site click the restore button
  5. To delete the backup from your server click the button Delete

Now that you know how to run a WordPress backup on demand, you can create a new backup anytime you need one. Just remember, backing up your website before making changes should always be your first step. You’re ready to learn how to restore a previous backup of your WordPress website.


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