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Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by solaugo(m): 8:39am On Jun 09, 2015
1. Create a Google Account

First, you will need to have a Google account. If you don’t already have one you can sign up for a free Google account here. Having a Google account will allow you to set up a Google email address, connect on Google+, use Google Drive to store files and use Google Analytics on your website, among other things.

We chose to use Google Drive to backup our WordPress site because we already had a Google account and Google Drive includes 15 GB of free storage.



2. Install and Activate Your Back-Up Plugin

There are many plugins that you could choose for backing up your site. UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore by UpdraftPlus.com is one easy-to-use plugin that can be set up to automatically back up your site to a location you choose. In this tutorial, we will show you how to back up to Google Drive your WordPress site with UpdraftPlus because that’s the plugin/method we use.

To install this plugin:

Go to your plugins page from your WordPress dashboard.
Click “add new” at the top.
Type “UpdraftPlus” into the search box and hit enter.
Click “Install Now”
Return to your plugin list and make sure it is activated. If not, click “activate.”
Configuring Your UpdraftPlus Settings

Once you have installed and activated the plugin, click the “settings” link under the UpdraftPlus plugin name in your list of installed plugins. On the next page, click the settings tab to configure your backup settings.

Updraft new settings edited

You can decide how often you want the plugin to automatically back up your site. I chose to change the backup intervals from manual to weekly and left the number of backups to be retained at two.

By changing the interval to weekly, this means once we finish configuring the settings, this plugin will automatically back up our site every week without us having to do anything more.

I left the remaining “Include in files backup” settings at the default settings. The default settings will back up everything on your WordPress site except for the WordPress platform itself. WordPress could be downloaded again from WordPress.org, if that were necessary.

Next, scroll down to the “Reporting” settings. You can check the box to have an email report sent to you each time a back up is performed. I like to get these emails so I know the plugin is working properly.

In the “Copying Your Backup to Remote Storage” section choose where you want to save your backup. For this tutorial, we have selected Google Drive. This causes the area below the drop down box to fill in with instructions for connecting this plugin with your Google Drive account.

Updraft new settings2 edited

At this point you will want to scroll all the way to the bottom and click save changes. You will be taken away from this page in the next step.

Setting up UpdraftPlus to Automatically Back Up to Google Drive

Once you have saved your settings, click the link in the Google instructions that starts with “Follow this link to your Google API Console….” (The Google instructions are located under the “settings” link under the UpdraftPlus plugin.)

This will take you away from your plugin page and to your Google account. If you are not automatically logged into Google, you may be asked to select a Google account and log in first.

Click the “Create Project” button and create a Project name between 4 and 30 characters. Leave the Project ID as whatever fills in automatically. Check the box to agree with terms and click the “Create” button.

In Google Drive2

In the the next window in the far left column, select APIs and auth to expand that menu, then select APIs. The API library will display. Under the Google Apps APIs column (far right), select Drive API. Click Enable API.

In Google Drive4

Next, Go back to the “APIs and auth” section in the left hand column and this time select “Consent screen.” In this screen, the only required fields are email address and product name. For product name, I filled in our website name. Then scroll all the way down to select Save.

In Google Drive7

Next go back to the APIs and auth section and select Credentials. Under OAuth, click the button to Create new Client ID.

In Google Drive8

Leave Application type as Web application.

In the Authorized JavaScripts origins, enter your complete blog url.

In Google Drive10

Open a separate browser window or tab to access your WordPress dashboard. Navigate back to your plugins and find UpdraftPlus on the list and click settings again. Go back into the settings tab and scroll down to where you selected Google Drive as your backup remote storage location.

In Google Drive9 edited

There is a link in the Google instructions of your plugin settings that you will need to copy and paste into the Google Create Client ID window. Copy and paste your link into the Authorized redirect URLs field in Google. Copy and paste from your own WordPress dashboard. Do not use the text from these print screens.

Click Create Client ID.

The screen will give you codes for Client ID and Client secret. Copy these codes and paste them into the appropriate fields in your UpdraftPlus plugin settings. Scroll down to save changes.

In Google Drive11 edited

Go back to the settings tab and scroll down to click the link to authenticate with Google. In the next screen hit Accept.

You should then see a success message. Congrats! You did it!

In Google Drive13

Testing your Back Up Plugin

You can test the plugin by going into the plugin settings and selecting the Current Status tab. You will see a scroll bar showing the back up progress and when the backup is completed, the date of the last backup job run will change to today’s date.

Now you can go into your Google Drive account and find the folder that was created during the set up process. You should find five new backup files in that folder if you retained the default settings to back up everything.

It is a good idea to check your plugin settings periodically to see what UpdraftPlus shows as the date of the last backup run. It is also a good idea to check your Google Drive periodically to check the date of the most recent backup files just to make sure everything is still working smoothly.




Source: http://newsnownigeria.com.ng/bloggers-how-to-back-up-your-wordpress-site-to-google-drive/

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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by handsomeclouds(m): 3:46pm On Jun 10, 2015
Good
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by daikale: 3:46pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by Cirphrank(m): 3:48pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by mmafhew(m): 3:50pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by hilaryiwens05: 3:51pm On Jun 10, 2015
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mmafhew:
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by yorke1: 3:52pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by sawhite: 3:53pm On Jun 10, 2015
handsomeclouds:
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by 15thMonica: 3:53pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by handsomeclouds(m): 3:54pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by Nobody: 3:55pm On Jun 10, 2015
15thMonica:
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Imagine, one will hardly see people booking space in a tech related thread undecided but if is 'Tontodike kiss her dog' undecided

#GodHelpNaija #ProudlyScientist

see my signature for your penile enlargement.

At bolded lipsrsealed

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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by GlorifiedTunde(m): 3:57pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by amichaelz101(m): 4:03pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by 15thMonica: 4:03pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by ladywriter(f): 4:06pm On Jun 10, 2015
Insightful! Thank you @OP.
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by Awwal1st(m): 4:14pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by lazsnaira(m): 4:33pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by solaugo(m): 4:38pm On Jun 10, 2015
for detail illustration with pictures (snapshots) visit http://newsnownigeria.com.ng/bloggers-how-to-back-up-your-wordpress-site-to-google-drive/ and for practical application/installation on your wordpress blog, contact admin@
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by charlsecy(m): 4:42pm On Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by Hafis16(m): 5:01pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nice one
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by ThetrueWord: 5:40pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nice one, can someone help me out, I need to edit a page from cpanel, it's a wordpress site.
The dashboard is blank, guess something went wrong.I need to edit 1 of d pages as soon as possible
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by yomalex(m): 5:44pm On Jun 10, 2015
Nice BackupBuddy does it for me
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by Nobody: 5:44pm On Jun 10, 2015
solaugo:

Source: http://newsnownigeria.com.ng/bloggers-how-to-back-up-your-wordpress-site-to-google-drive/

Thanks, man. The post is really helpful. Came at the right time. *thumbs up*
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by yomalex(m): 5:45pm On Jun 10, 2015
ThetrueWord:
Nice one, can someone help me out, I need to edit a page from cpanel, it's a wordpress site.
The dashboard is blank, guess something went wrong.I need to edit 1 of d pages as soon as possible
what were you doing before the blank dashboard?
Re: Hacking: How To Back Up Your Wordpress Site To Google Drive And Restore Easily by litaninja(m): 5:45pm On Jun 10, 2015
Can you tell us?

Cirphrank:
Beware, most of you have no idea what google really is.

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