Backup WordPress Blog To The Cloud Using this Simple Trick

You’d agree with me that to Backup WordPress blog to the cloud might sound impossible some years back. But today, it’s possible, why? The world is advancing and new innovation is surfacing.

Backup WordPress Blog

Now you can do a full backup of WordPress blog to the cloud or to your email address easily and effectively without stress.

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You can backup WordPress blog to your Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3 and any cloud storage system you can think of. How do I achieve this? With this tutorial, you can easily do a full backup or partial back up of your WordPress blog. You’ll be able to do a database backup and also back up your plugins…

Backup WordPress Blog To The Cloud Using this Simple Trick

Some time back, we talked about how to backup our WordPress database manually without stress, if you’ve not read the post, you can read it now following the link. And today, we will be talking about how to do a full backup of our blog… but first, why do we need to backup our blog?

Reason why it is good to backup our blog

  • It makes us feel safe
  • You can easily migrate your blog to a new host
  • Restore our blog to its last backup point if there are any complications
  • It will make your blog feel safe from hackers
  • Why do you backup WordPress blog?

Backup WordPress Blog To Your Google Drive

Today, we will be discussing how to backup WordPress blog to our Google Drive… so if you are ready, let’s proceed.

Steps to Backup WordPress Blog:

To automatically backup WordPress blog to the cloud, first you will need to download Updraftplus plugin

The reason we are using the UpdraftPlus plugin is because;

  • You can easily do a full backup manually or automatically
  • You can do a partial backup manually or automatically
  • You can use any cloud storage to set it up
  • You can do a full restore of your blog
  • You can do a partial restore of your blog
  • You can use it to do a successful blog transfer

Now let’s learn how to use and configure the UpdraftPlus plugin…

Install the plugin to your WordPress Blog >>> Go back to your WordPress dashboard and click “Settings” >>> click “UpdraftPlus Backup”.

In the “UpdraftPlus Backup” Settings, scroll down to “Choose your Remote Storage” >>> in the cloud storage options, Choose Google Drive and copy the URL you see below it (See image below)

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Now we are going to fill all the spaces provided. But first, let’s configure our Google Drive to work with Updraft…

To give UpdraftPlus access to your Google Drive, click on this link to take you to your API Console area

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Note: If it’s your first time visiting the developer section, you will get a message like this (See Image of what you’ll see)

back up wordpress blog

Click “Yes” and click “Accept

In your project area of your Google Drive, click “Create Project” to create a new project

A new pop-up box will appear, now fill as follows;

Project name: Fill in a name you’ll remember

Click Advance option and choose: us-central

Have you done that? If your answer is yes, click “Create” (See image below)

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Once you’ve clicked the “Create” button, you will be redirected to your new project dashboard

Now, in your new project dashboard, you will see something like the image below.

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Have you seen it? If yes, click “Enable and manage APIs” to take you to a new page.

Search for “Drive API” have you seen it? If not, here’s a screenshot to help you ease your stress.

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Now, in the Drive API page, click “Enable

Clicking the Enable button, you will get a message as follows – “This API is enabled, but you can’t use it in your project until your create credentials. Click “Go to Credentials” to do this now (Strongly recommended)” >>> now click “Credentials” located at the left part of the panel

In your “Credentials” area, click “OA uth consent screen” and fill the form there >>> after filling the form, click “Save” to save your work.

Note: if you click the “Save” button, it will take you back to “Credential”…

Now in your credential area, click “Create Credential” >>> in the drop down that will appear, click “OA uth client ID” (see image below)

how to backup wordpress blog

In this new area, tick “Web application

Under the “Name” field, type in ‘UpdraftPlus’.

Under the “Authorized JavaScript origins” field, enter your blog URL

And under the “Authorized redirect URI”, paste in the URL you copied earlier from your UpdraftPlus settings page in your WordPress admin panel.

If you have successfully pasted the link you copied, click the “Create” button

A new pop-up will appear containing your ‘Client ID’ and your ‘Client Secret

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Now go back to your WordPress Admin panel >>> Go to your Updraftplus settings >>> below the Google Drive settings, paste in the ‘client ID’ and ‘client secret’ to the spaces provided.

If you have done so, click the “Save Changes” button

When saved, you will see a link to complete your authorization >>> click on the link and you will see something like the screenshot below.

WordPress and Updraftplus

Click the “Allow” button and you have successfully done with the setups. Now, you will feel safe and secured.

Go and be safe 🙂

Conclusion

With the Updraftplus plugin, you can easily do a full backup and a partial backup. And aside from doing backups, you can easily restore your backup files using this awesome plugin on your blog or on any other blogs that uses the plugin.

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It can also help you migrate your blog without you loosing any files.

Let’s Talk

Looks like I have said so much about so much on this post, now, let me pass the keyboard to you guys.

Do you use the UpdraftPlus plugin as well? What’s your experience using it? Do drop your thought using the comment box below.

do you use other secured backup plugin? Do let us know about it using the comment box below.

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11 Comments

  1. Hi Babanature,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    Yes, a proper backup is so essential for our blogs, and the more we learn about it, the sooner we should get down to doing it.

    I’ve heard of UpdraftPlus plugin, being a popular plugin, and good to read all about how you set it up as well.

    Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy weekend 🙂

    1. Hello Harleena,

      This backup plugin is by far one of the best i have used. It does all what it says… You will definitely like this plugin if you decide to use.

      Thanks and do have a beautiful week ahead…

  2. Hello Baba,

    Some few weeks ago I tried to configure the plugin, but was finding it confusing. I had to go to their site for guidance, but the tutorial I saw was not clear enough.

    ThanksThanks for making a time to give us this tutorial with screen shots.

    I’ll definitely follow this tip right now.

    1. Hello Bello,

      I made the tutorial a lot easier and the screenshots a recent so you should be okay with setting up yours.

      But if you get confused along the way of setting it up, do let me know and i will put you through.

  3. I think WordPress is an awesome CMS as one can install a back up plugin and then take back up of entire website easily. taking website back up is an essential part of your online blogging business.

    1. Hello Shalu,

      As long as your cloud account has the capacity and space of your file size… This bad boy can easily back it up…

      And one good thing about this process, it doesn’t put weight on your server.

  4. Hey Babanature, I was using WordPress from quite long and was looking for a solution which provide an option to backup the content to cloud .
    Thanks for sharing such nice information on this , i am gona try it.

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