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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

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 2 – My Journey to WPEgine (An Admin Pilgrim’s Progress)

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Now that I’ve introduced you to how WPEngine solves every website admin headache I'm going to give a little story about my experience here. If you've ever been to a Pentecostal or a Bible meeting it is going to sound like I am standing and giving testimony because I once was lost and now I'm

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine

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If you're like most small business website owners maintaining your site becomes increasingly painful. You're afraid to upgrade WordPress or plugins because something might fail or you've forgotten how to properly backup your site so you need to wait to upgrade until you relearn how to backup. You may even have a backup but you've forgotten how to restore and you don't have time to recover from a disaster. WPEngine servers are dedicated to WordPress and it solves these problems - and many more! These videos are available to free members

How to Setup Amazon S3 for Storing and Hosting Your Large Files

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Amazon S3 is essentially your hard drive in the cloud, it's a place where you can store and serve files for your website inexpensively and securely. In this seminar we go through all the basics of using Amazon S3. We cover the details of configuring User Permissions for a solopreneur and for a typical small business. We discuss the file system and show how to set yours up and how to set Permissions. We finish by showing how to add links to files and how to have them download rather than open.

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

Lesson 14 – Part 3 – How to Backup your Site Manually

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The next thing we’re going to talk about is how to manually backup your site. I advocate a belt and suspenders approach to backing up your site and that means that you have multiple, independent, redundant backups. So you’re backing up everything more than one time in a variety of different ways. Now if your

Lesson 14 – Part 1 – WordPress Backup Basics

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Well good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 14 of the Build A Responsive Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis 2. Today we’re going to be talking about administrative tasks that you need to be able to manage in order to successfully operate your site including backing your site up and upgrading your site and

Lesson 14 – WordPress Administrative Tasks

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In lesson 14 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we cover all things related to backing up your site and the upgrade process. We begin with a discussion of backup basics so you understand where information is stored and what and when you should backup your WordPress site. We show

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

Lesson 14 – Part 2 – How to Backup Your Site Manually

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The next thing we're going to talk about is how to manually backup your site. I essentially have 3 levels of manual backup. Level 1 is to manually backup all of your database and all of your files. Level 2 is to manually backup just your customization files and uploads. Level 3 is to backup

Lesson 14 – Part 1 – WordPress Backup Basics

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Good evening everybody and welcome to Lesson 14 of How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. This is our final lesson in the series and tonight we are going to be talking about all of the administrative tasks that are necessary in order for you to manage and maintain your

How to Upgrade Genesis

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In this session we show how to upgrade Genesis and discuss the process of backing up everything before the upgrade. We also show how to download export file that creates the file for of the Genesis settings so we don’t have to go back if the upgrade fails. And now that WordPress is upgraded, now