Backing up your WordPress website or blog on a regular basis is common sense. But it’s also one of those tedious tasks that most bloggers don’t want to take care of. Well that’s the conclusion you can draw from research done by Code Guard: “76% of WordPress users don’t use backup plugins”.
Have a look at this infographic: the good, the backup, and the ugly… So many WordPress users have experienced the white screen of death (21%) or a plugin malfunctioning after updating it (69%). Yet only 21% creates a backup of their site occasionally, while 47% creates one every few months.
I can imagine that as blogger working on new content is far more exciting than backing up your site. “I’ll do it tomorrow” but tomorrow turns into next week. And before you know it you haven’t created a backup of your WordPress environment in ages.
WordPress backups made easy
As I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, there are tools that will make your life as blogger so much easier.Tools that will take care of tasks you as a blogger don’t want to waste time on. When it comes to managing WordPress sites and backing them up, I’m a big fan of ManageWP. A tool takes care of things like:
- Easy Management – manage all your WordPress sites from one dashboard
- Automated Scheduling – schedule automated backups
- Reliable Backups – create backups and store them locally or at Dropbox or Amazon S3.
- Effortless Upgrades – upgrade plugins or WordPress core
- Uptime Monitoring – know when your site is down
- Traffic Alerts – monitor traffic spikes, see when your content goes viral
- Two-factor Authentication – secure login
- Mass Migrations – easy migration of your sites to a new host
- SEO Analysis – improve your search engine rankings
You love creating content, that’s why you’re a blogger. Task like backups are for the geeks out there. Therefore ManageWP is my automated geek.I just love the fact how easy it now is to manage all my WordPress sites and to create backups of them. It runs either scheduled backups of all your WordPress sites or you can do it manually. By manually creating a backup I literally mean creating a backup in two clicks (1. create backup 2. yes I want to create a backup). Easy as.
Why don’t you give ManageWP a try? You can test this amazing tool and all its features for free: start a 14 day trial with all features enabled (you’ll automatically get a 15% discount when you sign up after the trial period).