How To Fix Your WordPress Site After A Plugin Update Goes Wrong

what's up guys so in this video I’m going to show you how to back up your WordPress website in just five minutes with a simple free plugin so backing up your website simply means that you ‘resaving a copy of your website at designated date and time, so that if your website crashes or you aren't happy with some of the recent changes that you’ve made you can restore the backup to recover your old website.
 I highly recommend that you take regular backups of your website and here's why number one updates can go wrong plugins and themes require occasional updates and an update can sometimes cause your website to break number two getting hacked is an unfortunate possibility number three you could miss a payment maybe you got a new card and forgot to update your billing info with your hosting company and now your website is removed or number four things just happen random errors and crashes can come out of nowhere and for seemingly no reason so it's always a good idea to backup your site 


My name is Dale McManus, and I'm going to show you how to do this in just four simple steps so let’s get started step number one is to install the backup plugin so to do this from your WordPress dashboard

 just simply go over to plugins and then go toad new now from here we're going to go unto the search bar and type in a plug-in called updraft and you'll see it right here so now we're just going to click on Install Now and then click activate cools now updraft is going to walk you through it with the simple tutorial so you can just click on press here to start or you can simply just go to the settings so step number two is to take aback up so to take a backup all you have to do is simply click on the backup Now button and then make sure these two boxes are checked and then just click on the backup now cools now our backup is running and it should only take a few seconds cool snow it's done and you can see that backup by simply scrolling down and youkan see it right here so step number three is to schedule an automatic backup that way you don't have to do this manually every time highly recommend, this so to do this just go up to settings and then change the files backup schedule from manual to weekly same with the database backup and then just set this to four which basically means that it'll take one backup every week and it'll only retain the last four weeks that way you have an entire month worth of backups that youkan go back to and next we're just going to choose where we want these backups.

 To go so my favorite to choose is Googled rive so just click on Google Drive and then scroll down and you can skip all of these settings and if you'd like you can allow updraft to email you whenever it backup is taken but I don't like a lot of emails flooding into my inbox every week so I'm going to go ahead and just click Save Changes so now you have to give up draft permission to go to your Google Drive account so just go ahead and click on the link and then sign into your Google account and then just click allow and now just click on complete setup to go back to WordPress and every week these backups will accumulate until it hits four and then it will continuously replace all backups with new ones so now you're probably wondering well how do we use these backups well that brings us to step number four which is to restore a backups let's say we goofed up and deleted our homepage and now it looks like this it’s completely missing well we can restore it back to normal by going back to our one draft plug-in scrolling down to our existing backups and then going to an old backup and clicking on restore you make sure you check all these boxes and then click on restore now click on restore again and now our website is finished restoring so if we go back tour home page and then click on refresh now our website is back to the way that it was so that is how to back up your WordPress website

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