Backup & Restore WordPress site easily with UpdraftPlus..!!


Backup is the first security for the WordPress sites. Apart from other security Backup is more important security for the site. In this there is no fear of loosing data that we are created although if our site crashed and etc.

Backup helps to save our all site data to particular storage places like Google drive, Google Cloud and Dropbox in particular format. Hence there is no fear of loosing data.

Restore will help you to bring back all your backup data to original state. In this case if your site crashed or stopped working then also you can Restore previously saved data.

This will help you to get all your site data including posts, plugins and themes etc. So you don’t need to worry!

In this article, we will show you how to backup and restore WordPress site easily with UpdraftPlus

Need of Backup and Restore solution for WordPress site??

Being a website owner you need to work online. So there are many chances that you can loose your data. For example. Hackers can destroy your site, Even your hosting provider can loose your data.

These all cases helps you to loose website or all your data which is created over the years.

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Best way to protect your website and site data is to regularly backup your WordPress website.

As we know that WordPress does not come with built-in backup and restore solution. So there are many WordPress  plugins  available which helps you to automatic backup and restore functions.

UpdraftPlus is one of best automatic backup and restore WordPress plugin. It allow users to setup automatic backup schedules. Also helps to restore WordPress site in case site crashed.

Lets take a look how to backup and restore WordPress site easily with UpdraftPlus..

Create Automatic backup with UpdraftPlus.

As we know UpdraftPlus has automatic backup function. So lets access Automatic Backup function.

First you need to Install and activate UpdraftPlus plugin.

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After activating plugin go to UpdraftPlus Settings. Here you need to change File and database backup schedule.

Initially these settings were on Manual. Set it as Weekly so that backup can create regularly Instead of creating backup on irregular intervals.

Also there you need to select number of Weeks. For how many weeks you want to store that particular backup.

In my case, I choose weekly and for 4 weeks.

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Now go to Settings to select the remote storage location. Because when you create backup of website then you need to store that backup in particular location. So you need to select the storage place.

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Just go to Settings and scroll down till you find choose remote storage section. Select any one storage. Click on Save Changes.

In my case I choose Google Drive storage.

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After selecting Remote Storage one  pop up window will appear in that you will find one link.

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Just click on that link it will redirect you to select the gmail account. Select the account in which your backup were stored.

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Now give permission to UpdraftPlus to access your account. Click on Allow.

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To complete setup for Google Drive to store all your website backup. Just click on Complete Setup.

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After that go to Backup/Restore section. There will you find Backup Now button just click that button and wait for a moment till backup is created.

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This is how you can Automatically create backup of your website and can store in Google Drive.

Create Manual backup with UpdraftPlus.

In some situations like Updating WordPress site or Changing the Theme and etc you need to take manual backup before that action taking place.

After these action there is possible that your website can crash or stop working. So creating backup before this will help you to access previous WordPress site as it is after the crash or error.

For creating manual backup all you need to do is set Remote Storage as I said above. This will help you to store backup file into remote storage directly.

Otherwise you can upload it manually to your preferred storage location after crating backup.

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After selecting remote storage go to Backup/Restore section. Click on the Backup Now Button

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Restore WordPress backup with UpdraftPlus.

Creating WordPress site backup is became easy with UpdraftPlus. Sometime it became difficult to Restoring backup file. But UpdraftPlus made it easy to Restore the backup file.

In some cases there will be chance of crashing or hacking of website. In that situations all your website data is destroyed and there is no chance of starting of your website.

Then you have to start fresh WordPress website with all your backup data. Lets know how to start fresh website.

To start fresh website then you have to install WordPress from your cPanel for same Domain.


After installing WordPress login into your WordPress dashboard. Without a second thought install UpdraftPlus plugin & Activate it.

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Now go to Updraftplus settings. Where you need to select same remote storage which is used before to store backup files. Click on Save Changes.

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You need to click on link which is appeared on popup window.

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After redirecting now select same Google account which is previously used and give permission to UpdraftPlus to access your account by clicking Allow.

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Now Complete the Setup.

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Under Backup/Restore section you need to click on rescan remote storage.

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It will scan your Google account for backup file and proceeds it to you.

Just click on Restore. Here will you can access all your website data as it is.

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Updraft will fetch all your WordPress backup files from remote storage locations and start restoring your site from backup.

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That’s all, I hope this article help you to Backup and Restore your WordPress website easily with UpdraftPlus.

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