Thursday, October 6, 2016

Simple Blogging day 6.

Tonight I'm just going to get right to the topic, because I'm otherwise distracted, and have other things to attend to.
Backup your blog regularly.
Well, that is if you want to keep your content around and survive blog migrations, you should probably backup your blog. This doesn't just mean the text of your posts, it means your comments, (hint: disqus again,) your media such as audio, video, and images, and your pages. When I left BlueHost last summer, I ended up losing some of my WP pages because they weren't in text files, and I didn't particularly want to sift through SQL and perform queries to get them out, (I didn't know the proper queries.) So, you might be asking, "how exactly do I back up my blog? Well, in Blogger, it's under settings, other settings, import and backup. had an export section that lets you export xml files, and self-hosted wordpress does the same thing. I know there are several backup plugins for WP, but I haven't used any of them. I'm going to have to start making a habit of backing up regularly! It will make future blog migrations easier, and I'll be able to avoid a Bluehost-like situation. I'm sure Google wouldn't like it if I did this every couple weeks, though.

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