WordPress File Management – Backup Your WordPress Files

Learn how to manage your WordPress file backups using various file backup methods.

WordPress File Management - Backup Your WordPress FilesThis tutorial is part of our WordPress Management tutorial series. In our WordPress file management tutorials, you will learn how to manage your WordPress file backups using various backup methods.

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WordPress File Management

Performing regular WordPress site maintenance involves not only knowing how to backup your WordPress database but also how to back up your WordPress files.

Backup Your WordPress Files

In this training module, you will learn how to back up your WordPress site files using the methods below:

  • cPanel’s File Manager
  • cPanel’s Backup Wizard
  • FTP backups

WordPress File Management – Components

As well as the data inside your WordPress database, your site comprises of some or all of the following components:

  • WordPress core installation files
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Themes
  • Images and other media files
  • Javascript scripts
  • PHP scripts
  • Other scripts and codes
  • Static web pages
  • Additional files

All of the above may be used to generate your website.

Your MySQL database contains your posts, your site settings and options, and a lot of data generated on your site, but it does not include the themes, the plugins, the images, and many other elements that are used to create your site …

WordPress File Management

As you can see from the above screenshot, themes, images, plugins, scripts, and many site administration functions exist as files in your server and need to be saved and backed up in addition to your database to help avoid disaster.

WordPress File Management – Tutorials

This training section comprises of the following tutorials:

To learn how to backup your WordPress site files using cPanel’s File Manager, see the tutorial below:

To learn how to use cPanel’s Backup Wizard to create a backup of your WordPress site files, see the tutorial below:

To learn how to backup your WordPress files manually using FTP, see the tutorial below:

Useful Info

We recommend completing the tutorials above before continuing to the next section. Also, make sure that you already know how to backup your WordPress data.

To learn how to automate your WordPress backups using WordPress plugins, go here:

Next

Now that you know how to backup your WordPress site files, the next step is to learn how to manage and update your WordPress software.

To learn how to manage and update your WordPress software, see the tutorial below:

WordPress File Management - Backup Your WordPress Files

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

Martin Aranovitch is the founder of WPCompendium.org and the author of The Small Business Digital Manager. WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE detailed step-by-step tutorials that will teach you how to use WordPress to grow your business online at minimal cost with no coding skills required!

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