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WordPress Backup Basics

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Welcome to this 14th and final lesson in our Build a professional website using WordPress and Thesis 2.3. In this lesson we are going to talk about all the administrative things that are necessary in order to be a responsible website owner. There are a handful of things that you want to do but it's

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

Understanding WordPress Plugins

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I used to wait to talk about plugins until later in the process of developing a Professional Services Website. But what I have discovered is that virtually none of my beginning students ever back-up their sites and I think it's because up I leave talking about backing the site until the end. In order to

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

Lesson 14 – Part 4 – How to Backup your Site Automatically

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Now we’ll discuss how to backup your site automatically. The first thing I would like to say is that really, the best tool for this job is BackupBuddy. There are lots of pretenders to BackupBuddy and there are lots of products that say they’re as good as BackupBuddy are are a little cheaper. I know

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.

Lesson 14 – Part 3 – How to Backup Your Site Automatically

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How to backup your site automatically? The first thing I would like to say is that really, the best tool for this job is BackupBuddy. There are lots of pretenders to BackupBuddy and there are lots of things that try to say they're as good as BackupBuddy but they're cheaper. I know from personal first-hand

How to Manually Install an Upgrade to Shopp

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In this session we discuss how to manually install an upgrade to Shopp when the automatic installation fails. We backup a single Wordpress installation with BackupBuddy and exclude some of the directives that don’t need to be backed up. We also show how to detach the key from the site and manually enter the key

Transfer a Development Site at Bluehost to the Live Site at Dreamhost

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In this session we demonstrate how to transfer a development site at Bluehost to the live site at Dreamhost using BackupBuddy. We show how to create a database, test the database setting, update the themes and plugins and double check if the site is working. We also check the general settings for privacy options to

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 7 – Scan the Site for Malware

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In this session we show how to scan the site for malware using BackupBuddy and to make sure everything is working fine. We check for updates and talk about the security plans with BackupBuddy to report threats. Now the next thing we’re going to do is scan our site just to make sure we’re all

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 19 – Make a Copy of the Development Site

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In this session we show how to make a copy of the development site and go to through the process of backing up the site using BackupBuddy. Once the backup is completed, we download the backup to the local computer, clean up the database and run the import. We also check the site’s functionality after