Monday, 21 April 2014

3 part guide to making a back-up of your entire blog!

Part I - Backing Up Your Template (what your blog looks like)

People write blog's for all kinds of reasons and there can be nothing more heartbreaking than to try and open your blog and find it has disappeared!

I am trying to get into the habit of downloading my blog template, blog posts and photographs, once a month. That way, should anything happen, I will hopefully have a copy to upload or at least keep as memoirs. This is not difficult to do but it does take time.  

To begin:

Login into your account. When I log in, my dashboard opens but you may have to get to yours. Find and open up your dashboard, then follow these instructions. Sorry for the slightly fuzzy appearance but this is a tidied up screen shot and helps save room in my Picasa album!

I have a folder on the desktop of my computer called "Blog Backup" where I store all these downloads. When I save next month, I make sure they are put into this folder, before I delete the old ones!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness is what I thought when I first read this post! I never ever thought of backing my blog up. I will have to write down those instructions and try and work my way through them.Thank you.

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    1. Hope you can navigate your way through it. Part II another day!

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  2. Great idea to show people who aren't computer savvy what to do.
    I have copies of my old blogs stored on the computer, Wordpress and Blogger and, like you, I regularly back up my current blog. At least then if it gets hijacked in some way I can start back up again.

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    1. Glad to hear someone has already been doing it, hopefully, it goes back on okay!

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  3. I always feel so ignorant when I read stuff like this! I guess I need to read, learn and inwardly digest or something.

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    1. I might sound as though I know how to do computer things, but it took me a few goes to sort through it and download.

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