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Configure Backup Buddy

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We installed BackupBuddy when we talked about understanding WordPress Plugins. Now it is time to configure BackupBuddy and then back up all the work that we've done so far. We've actually done a lot of work and there's no reason why we have to throw that all away if we have a problem. The way

Troubleshooting Issues in Backup Buddy

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In this session we troubleshoot issues in BackupBuddy and demonstrate how to exclude file and directory defaults. We check the server tools for issues and we suggest updating WordPress, BackupBuddy and all plugins. Rick: Okay so let's go to BackupBuddy. Member: BackupBuddy? Rick: Yeah, that's fine just the Backup or whatever that's fine. Okay so

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with Backup Buddy – Part 9 – How to Migrate a Clone from One Host to Another

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What we’re going to do next is take this site that was developed by my dear friend, Kim Carney, for the fine artist, Elana Winsburg. She developed it on a subdomain of one of my sites. This will be our example of migrating a clone to another host. It was elanawinsburg.tailoringtheweb.com and this website is

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 8 – How to Migrate a Clone of a Site to a Development Server – The Easy Way

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In this part of our series, Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy, I’m going to show how you migrate a clone. Well, it’s unbelievably easy to create a development server, make a copy of your website of it using BackupBuddy and then work like that. And that’s what we’re going to do next. This

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 7 – Restore the Site Using importbuddy.php

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Now we’re ready to actually restore the site. So to restore the site, what we do is come over here to byobtutorial.com and type in importbuddy.php and hit enter. Your domain name plus importbuddy.php. The first thing that it wants to know is what is the password. Once you’ve entered the password, it gives you

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with Backup Buddy – Part 6 – Prepare to Restore a Broken Site

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In this part of the series we’re going to restore a broken site using BackupBuddy. I’m just going to leave the file where it is. But we’re going to break the daylights out of this site so you can see the restore process. Come over here back to Bluehost and we’re going to delete entirely

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 5 – Perform a Manual Backup

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The next thing we’re going to do is perform a manual backup. Now if you follow my recommendations on updating and upgrading your site and plugins, I recommend that you always do a manual backup immediately before you upgrade something significant and then immediately after you do something significant as well as have your automatic

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 4 – Configure Automatic Backups

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Now that we’ve got destinations done, we need to configure an automatic backup. Let’s come back over to our site to backups and come down to scheduling and we’re going to create a set of schedules here. People routinely ask me how often should they back up. My recommendation is for the standard typical website,

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 3 – Configure a Remote Destination to Store Backups

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Now that we’ll installed and configured BackupBuddy, we’re ready to move on to configuring a remote destination. Look over here on the menu it says remote destinations. A remote destination is a place where you send the backups. If you’re a licensed user, you can send it to Stash. This is a new service that

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 2 – Install and Configure Backup Buddy

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Now that we’ve covered WordPress backup basics we’re going to go now to our demonstration site here and install BackupBuddy. You get BackupBuddy by going to ithemes.com and log in to your account. Once you’re logged in to your account, you can see all the things that you can download and you would just click

Backup, Restore, Clone and Migrate with BackupBuddy – Part 1 – WordPress Backup Basics

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Well good morning everybody and welcome to this live seminar on how to use BackupBuddy to clone, backup, restore and migrate your site. What I’m going to teach today can be used for a number of things. The very first thing it can be used for, of course, is to backup your site and restore

Backup, Restore, Clone & Migrate with BackupBuddy

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It is essential that website owners know how to backup and restore their sites. BackupBuddy makes this process very easy. However, it's not just for backups it can also be used to clone your site so that you can create a development copy to work on. In this seminar we look at how to setup and configure BackupBuddy, how to configure automatic backups and how to restore your site when disaster strikes. In addition we look at two examples of cloning and migrating a site.

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 9 – Q and A

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This is the last part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we take on questions about the website transfer tutorial. Rick: So now what I’m going to is just open it up to questions because excerpting for a moment the fact

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 8 – Search and Replace Old URLs

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This is the eighth part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we use the Search and Replace plugin that will check existing hard coded URLs and replace them with new URL. This is a cool and powerful tool, yet dangerous so

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 7 – Check Site Functionality

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This is the seventh part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we check the functionality of the website by going to a different page of the live website and logging in to the admin dashboard. Okay so it looks like it’s

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 6 – Run the ImportBuddy Script

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This is the sixth part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we run importbuddy.php to migrate the development site to the live server. We go through a step by step process on how to do that. It’s important that you have

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 5 – Upload Copy to the Site

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This is the fifth part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we upload the backup file and the importbuddy script to the live server via FTP Client. We also explain how to get your FTP information in Go Daddy. Rick: I’m

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 4 – Create a Blank Database on the Live Server

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This is the forth part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we create a new database in Go Daddy hosting for the live server. The development server is hosted in BlueHost and the live server will be hosted in Go Daddy.

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 3 – Copy the Site with BackupBuddy

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This is the third part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we do a full-backup using BackupBuddy and download it along with the importbuddy script which we will need for the transfer. And for backup and restore, you have a database

How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server – Part 2 – Install Backup Buddy

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This is the second part of How to Transfer a WordPress Site from a Development Server To a Live Server tutorial series. In this session we show how to install and activate BackupBuddy for your WordPress Site. We also discuss the different parts of this tool and how to use it properly. So that’s what