One of the biggest nightmare that one can ever get is that you have lost all the information related to your website during installation or it has been hit by a malicious attack. WordPress is the most popular web platform and because of this, the chances to be hacked by hackers becomes at highest priority. At times the website will not be targeted specifically but is hacked due to certain plugins or the themes. No one can give an assurance that there website is safe from any type of attacks. So the best way to avoid such type of situations is by backing up of WordPress Themes.
Ways to Backup WordPress Themes:
- Manual Backups:
Manual Backups of the WordPress themes is one that gives you the direct control of what is backed up. But at times it is not convenient to take up the backups manually every time. There is also a possibility that due to work load or pressure one has skipped the manual backup process. Also at times it can be time consuming process.
- Web hosting Company:
Web hosting company also takes the daily backups of the data that is stored on their servers. But there is no guarantee of data loss and data corruptions. So it is not wise to depend on the web hosting companies for the backup as they are not responsible for any data loss.
- WordPress Backup Plugins:
WordPress Backup Plugins are the best way to completely automate the WordPress backup process. There are various paid as well as free WordPress Plugins that are available and which are very easy to use.
To list some of these WordPress Plugins that will help to backup are:
VaultPress is one of the WordPress Plugin founded by Matt Mullenweg to backup the site. They offer automated backups with easy restores and also daily security scans. It provides with real time cloud backup solution.
BackupBuddy is the best way to backup a WordPress site. It is the plugin that is made by iThemes that offer a comprehensive solution for backing up of the sites. It is easy to schedule the daily, weekly or monthly backups and storing them on the Dropbox, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, Stash and even emailing it to yourself.
It is another WordPress Plugin that allows to create complete backup of the WordPress site that can be either stored in the cloud or can be downloaded into your computer. It is completely free but there is a premium version of the plugin with additional features and addons. It also offers database encryption for an added level of security.
It will take the backup of the entire site including the database and all the files. It includes scheduling so one can create different schedule for the files and the database. The free version will not allow you to store the backups to a cloud storage service. If one wants to store the backups to a place other than the hard drive then he will have to purchase the extensions.
In order to migrate the WordPress sites Duplicator is very popular WordPress Plugin. This Plugin requires a good technical knowledge for it to work properly. One of its drawback is that it does not allow you to create automated scheduled backups.
It is one of the free plugin that backups all the the files and a SQL dump of its database to the Dropbox. One can also schedule the backups to upload it to your Dropbox account.
It helps to take the complete backup to complete installation including /wp-content/ and pushing them into external backup services. One can schedule automatic backups and also restore from the backups.
Backing up of the site can be considered as the wisest decision that one can made. But for this you will have to decide the WordPress Plugin that will perform this job of backing up of your themes efficiently and automatically. The decision is always yours!