BackUpWordPress, Free and Powerful WordPress Backups

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BackUpWordPress is a free and powerful plugin to back up your website automatically.

BackUpWordPress will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use BackUpWordPress to keep your WordPress site safe.

Download and Install

  • In your admin area, go to Plugins >> Add New
  • In the Search field type “BackUpWordPress” and click Search Pugins.
  • Find BackUpWordPress >> click Install Now. Activate the plugin.


Change backup settings

Now let’s go and setup BackUpWordPress to create daily backups for us.

Go to Tools >> Backups and change settings depending to your needs.

  1. Backup: Database only.
  2. Schedule: Once Daily
  3. Number of backups to store on this server: 14 (that will give us 2 weeks of backups)
  • To generate a backup right now click on the “Run now” button.

Restore a backup

Download an existing backup by going to Tools >> BackUpWordPress >> Backups Completed >> Download. The backups generates a zip file that contains a sql file, please decompress this file.

Import sql file in phpMyAdmin >> Import >> Browse file >> Continue. If everything is fine you will have your website restored.

Important: you may need to change the url and table preffix (by default is wp_) in sql file before importing into phpMyAdmin. This depends if you’re moving to a new domain.


  • Valentin Garcia

    Valentin discovered Joomla in 2010, and since then he has considered it as the best CMS. Valentin has been coding extensions and templates for Joomla for many years and truly enjoys helping people build their own websites with Open Source tools. He lives in San Julián, Jalisco, México.

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10 years ago

I just read your article for BackUpWordPress and I was wondering what you think of the “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” plugin? I find it really easy to use since after it is set it up you don’t need to think about it and the latest backup is always automatically put in your dropbox folder so it is accessible when you need it without you having to download anything. Do you know of any issues with it? Thanks, Rosy

10 years ago
Reply to  Rosy

Hi Rozy
We’ve got a tutorial on that too: [url=]…[/url]
It works great, in our experience.

10 years ago

Hi Steve, i created my wordpress blog couple of months ago. but it seems difficult for me to update to 3.8.1 and i have a strong internet connection.Every time i try to update, it reach @เรื่อศรีจันทร์ certain place and stop.And i can’t also get the plugins on the page. Can you please help me in solving my problems? thx..

7 years ago

Backup & Restore dropbox plugin on WordPress is the plugin I have been using for all my files and data backup and it is just what I needed. There is access to unlimited storage and it is free and easy to operate. [url=]…[/url]

6 years ago

can I backup a site on too?

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