How To Backup Your Blogger blog Posts, Comments and images The Best Way.

Yesterday a friend called me and said his blogger blog has been hacked. Yes! His blog was hacked and do you know the most painful part of the incident? He did not backup his blog posts, comments and images before the incident occurred. He refused to back up his blog because he thinks it’s impossible for a blogger blog to get hacked. News flash – it is 100% possible to get hacked if you’re using a blogger blog.

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On my today post – we shall be learning how to backup our blog against future hazard. But first let discuss why we need a backup for our blogs…

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Backing up our blog is very essential and compulsory. Not backing up your files, is like not having a backup file of your company’s projects. We really need to backup our blogs in case we come across,

→ Problem with host

→ Migrating from one platform to another

→ Incase you get hacked

→ Messed up your blogs code

→ Can you mention any other reasons why we need to backup our blog?

We can easily restore our blog back to exactly the way it was in just seconds. Now tell me who wouldn’t want to backup his or her blog?

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Remember that Backing up your blogger blog is as easy as backing up a wordpress blog or any other blogging platform you could think of :).

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My today tutorial is a request from a good friend. Since he is finding it difficult to backup his blog, I know this little information will also be useful to many bloggers using the blogger blog platform…

How To Backup Your Blogger blog Template

To backup a template is not that hard and today I am going to show you how you can backup your template as well…

Go to your blogger dashboard >>> Click Template, to take you to your template area

Above the right hand side, Click Backup/Restore [see image]

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On the new popup box that comes out, Click “Download Full Template” [see image below]

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Now wait till it download and you have successfully backed up your blogger blog template. Now let’s move on to the main topic at hand.

Backing Up Your Blogger Blog Posts, Comments And Images

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To ensure a success, follow the below steps to backup your post, images and comments

Go to your blogger blog dashboard >>> Click “Settings” >>> Click “Other”.

Are you in the “Other” section now? If yes, you will see something like the image below.

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Now click on “Export blog” >>> an action box will popup [See image below]

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Now click on the “Download blog” and watch your blog download in XML format file.

Remember: You can use your blogger backup with other blogging platforms like, WordPress, Tumblr, Joomla, Drupal e.t.c and your blog will load as if you did not migrate. Now tell me how cool can this get?

I am sure that the procedure I lay down is easy to understand so please do always backup your blog to prevent yourself from future hazard. Also watch out for other method of performing this trick :)

Back To You:

It looks like I have said so much about so much, now it’s time to pass the ball to you my friends.

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Do you use blogger blog as your blogging platform? If yes, do you backup your blog? if yes, how do you do it and if not, why are you not backing up your blog? Please do tell us your answer by using the comment box below…

Ahhh… If you are not using blogger blog then please do answer this question; How often do you backup your wordpress blog? Please do drop your answers using the comment box below…

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Babanature,

    It’s kind of you to put up a post to help your friend because I can well imagine what he must be going through with his blog hacked! Yes indeed, bloggers blogs are more as a risk as compared to the WordPress one’s, and if you are on a free platform – all the more reason.

    I was on Blogger as you know, though that was two years ago, and thankfully never came across such an issue. But yes, I wonder what I would have done had my blog been hacked! I honestly would have NO idea how to take care or back it up that time, though of course now WP has many ways that you can backup your blog, which I do.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead :)

    • says

      Hello Harleena
      I’d say that this is his most frustrating period ever and i’ll also said that, he is lucky we are together.
      Backing up a blog is essential and a must for every bloggers… now he knows how to back is blog up :)
      It is good to know that you too do backup your blog regularly.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment and do have a good week ahead :)

  2. says

    I remember a couple of months ago, I was teaching my friend who thought me webdesign how to backup and restore a Blogger template. lol, No matter how good some one is, learning doesn’t stop. That’s one amazing fact about life.

    Thumbs up, great article. You make it very easy! :)

    • says

      Hello Nosa,
      yeah, nobody is an island… we are all here to learn from each other and helping one another is what count, right? When we lend a helping hand to those in need, we have impact more to them than what we think.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment, do have a blessed weekend

  3. says

    This is a helpful post especially for someone who is still on blogger. I’ve never experienced it but some have complained that their blog was deleted by blogger without a reason. In this case, this will be an insurance. Thanks for the post.

    • says

      Hello Olumide,
      First let me say thanks for the lovely addition of reasons why we need to backup our blogger blog.
      As we all know, Google is really strict with their rules and they delete any user fumbling with it. To me i believe there is a reason behind any blog deletion :)

      Thanks for the addup Olumide, do have a nice weekend :)

  4. says

    His Google account may have been hacked .Anyways, i agree with you Baba , whether its Blogger or any other blogging platform , one should always have a backup copy of the latest blog update to stay at a safer side .
    -Pramod

    • says

      Hello Pramod,
      Backing up our blog is the first thing any blogger should learn to do because it is the first steep to ensure our blog safety.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment, do have a great weekend… :)

  5. Bello says

    Hello Babanature,
    You really do know how to make tutorials way more understandable. This tutorial is indeed helpful and a must for all bloggers who uses blogger blog, incase of their blogs go into trouble :). Thanks and do have a blessed weekend

    • says

      Hi Bello,
      Thanks for saying that, much appreciated :). I am so glad you find this tutorial helpful and much understandable. Do have a blissful weekend ahead brother :)

    • says

      Hello Daniel,
      Yea! blogger blog can be backup and it is even much more easy compared to other blogging platform.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. do have a good weekend

  6. says

    This is a great it would a lot safer to have this. Have a backup on everything you do your work will be safe just in case if it crashed or lost. Thank you

  7. says

    Hi Babanature,

    I do not use Blogger but I agree with backing up your blog. It is an absolute must.
    I use a WordPress blog and here is my system for backing up the content:

    1. WordPress database backup plugin – saves the core Worpress Tables.
    2. Export option in WordPress dashboard – it creates and XML file (and saves more than the above plugin)
    3. PhpMyAdmin – it saves the whole database (the most complete option).

    However, I am still not satisfied. I want a system that is automatic, saves everything and it is not a plugin.

    Have a nice day

    • says

      Hello Silviu,
      You truly have a nice way of backing up your wordpress blog and i’ll say that your format is well structured. I also do backup my manually but recently, i just installed a plugin, but i am still testing the plugin to see how it goes :)

      Thanks for letting us know your steps which you take in backing up your blog, i am sure it’ll be helpful to many bloggers reading this :). Do have yourself a stressfree weekend :)

  8. says

    Babanature..am having problem restoring my backup on blogger platform..i’ve been trying this for some months now but no success..it always write “Writing Blog Post” And It Wont Move Again…Any Help Pls?

    • says

      Hello Sam,
      Maybe your backup is corrupt or the backup was not downloaded properly. Or you should try the restore on a wordpress or other blog platform to see if it’ll work but if it doesn’t, then the download was not downloaded properly.

  9. Gregory J. Urbano says

    Some great advice that we all need to be reminded of every now and then, protecting ourselves from losing years of hard work on our posts!

    • says

      That’s right Gregory, we sure need to always remind our selves to always backup our blog. because if you loose your blog, it might be difficult to get it back the way it was.
      Thanks for stoppingby and dropping your comments. do have yourself a great weekend

  10. Sohail says

    Hello,

    Well i rarely use my blogger blog which is pending for posting article since a long time as i’m currently working on wordpress blogs.

    And there was a time when i lost all the posts due to some moving issue, i know the pain when i lost all the content.. so backup is very necessary for all the blogs.

    thanks for great share.

    • says

      Hello Sohail,
      Backing up your blog is essential and a must to do. Ensuring the safety of your blog means regular backing up… Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment, do have a good weekend :)

  11. says

    I don’t care for blogger, but can’t stress enough about backing up any website. This should be done regularly. Who wants also to leave a comment in hopes of a backward link and have that link disappear because the site went down and can not be retrieved. It also will effect your rankings as well. Very good information.

  12. says

    Hi babanature, it’s another lucky day for me having to read your brilliant tutorial on backing up blogger post, comments and template.

    I quite agree with you on the need for backing up any website irrespective of the platform it’s built on.

    You crafted your tips in such a comprehensive manner too, I kinda love your pattern of writing too.

    Thanks for sharing and do have a great day ahead of you bro

    • says

      Hello Obasi,
      Ahh good to have you hear once again :)… backing up a blog is the first step any blogger should learn to do because when you backup your blog, you will surely be covered. Backing a blog is so essential and a must for all bloggers.

      Thanks for the complement buddy, i sure do need em :). Have your self a blessed day today

  13. says

    Great tutorial, Babanature. Blogger blog is quite easy to maintain. But sometimes, making changes to your templates or trying to customize them could lead to losing your posts.

    To avoid those nasty situations from happening, you must backup your templates. Whenever you run into troubles, you can easily go back to the copy saved in your PC and replace the template.

    Thanks once again for the tutorial. have a nice week.

    • says

      Hello Efoghor,
      You know, in blogger messing up with your template will not affect the post in anyway because the template is not associated with the post… But messing your blog’s template will definitely mess up any blog :).

      Yeah! i couldn’t agree with you more, backing up your blog template is also and highly important for any blogger blog users.
      Thanks for stopping by and dropping you comment. do have a good weekend

  14. says

    It sucks that your friends blog got hacked and even worse that he did not have a backup of it.

    I don’t use Blogger, I use WordPress. I do daily backups of my site. The backups are set up to be done automatically by using the Backup Buddy plugin.

    I set it up to do the backups and then the backups are sent to my Amazon S3 account. This definitely helps me sleep at night knowing that my site is backed up.

    I lost my site once before I started doing backups. Thank goodness the site was still brand new when I lost it. I think it had 7 posts on it. But still it was terrible to have to start all over again. Lesson learned.

    • says

      Hello Susan,
      You truly do know how to take good care of your blog when it comes to backups :).

      Wow!!! losing your blog’s must have been frustrated. I’ve always done my backups manually and i make sure i do it like 3days interval, but now that my work load is increasing by the day, i’d truly use me a plugin as well :)

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. do have a good week ahead…

  15. says

    Hi babanature,

    Thanks for sharing this information with us. Although i am using wordpress platform but the backing-up process which you have mentioned for blogger will help me in future because i do have a blogger blog but not that active.

    • says

      Hello Shorya,
      That’s good to hear. Backing up our blog is one important thing which we all must do regularly to ensure the safety of our blog. It’s good to know that the post’ll be useful to you.
      Do have a fabulous week ahead :)

  16. says

    Hi Babanature,

    Thank you very much for sharing this very informative post. Yes, I do believe that it is really important to back up our blog. Backing up is one important thing which we all must do regularly to ensure the safety of our blog. Again, thank you for sharing this post.

    Regards,
    Abby

    • says

      Hey Ogunsola,
      Backup is very important and it is as important as taking care of your blog. Infact, backing up your blog should always come first.
      Thanks for your comment and do have a nice week ahead.

  17. says

    Hi Babanature, Thanks for such informative and wise post, it is really important to keep the backup of our blog as it help us to keep our data safe not only because of hackers also there is possibility of some technical error on our website or blog which may lead to our precious data loss. Most of the blogger are not aware of these method of backing up the blog, you have suggested a really great tips here and their explanation is really great. thanks again.

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