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  1. jcollettphotography
    Member

    Hi,

    Can anyone provide a link on how to 'easily' backup my free wordpress.com blog site, everything I've found so far relates to wordpress.org. I have downloaded wp-bb-backup and backwpup but have no idea where to install them.

    Much appreciated

    Jayc

    The blog I need help with is jcollettphotography.wordpress.com.

  2. There is no FTP access to WordPress.com blogs and we cannot install anything into them.

    1. Use an Offline Blog Editor
    The time to backup your posts is while you are writing them. The best method of doing so is to use an offline blog editor to compose your posts in and to publish the posts directly into your blog. if you use one then you have abackup of every post and page you create on your own computer.

    2. Subscribe to Your Blog’s RSS Feeds
    By subscribing to the rss feeds to your blog and setting them on “full” feed you will have a back-up of every post you publish and every comment posted. If you also wish to backup the images in posts there are different rss feed reader services to consider as only some include them.

    3. Periodically Export Backup Copies and Save them to Disc
    There is an import and export function in your wordpress dashboard and you can export the posts, comments, categories and pages out of one wordpress.com blog and import them into another wordpress.com blog or wordpress.org install with ease.

    4. Backup your blog using Feedburner and Gmail
    "Subscribe to my Feedburner email subscription with a Gmail address that includes a label that will be automatically filtered to my archives when it comes in. Using your Feedburner email subscription, any new posts you publish will automatically be sent to your subscribers. Add yourself in with your normal Gmail address plus a label, i.e. [email redacted] and have it filtered to your archives! Viola! Now your entire posts will be emailed to you and saved in your Google account whenever you publish.”

  3. jcollettphotography
    Member

    Thanks timethief,

    I maybe should have explained my situation a bit better, I was hoping to be able to keep a local copy off all my pages with images etc, not my blogs as I use my blog as an online learning log for my studies so my tutor can assess my work but everything seems to be orientated to wordpress.org as plugins.

    If I upgrade to a domain with wordpress will this give me the option of installing the plugins?

    Jayc

  4. If I upgrade to a domain with wordpress will this give me the option of installing the plugins?

    No it will not. See here please > Domain Mapping - Important Notes Before Upgrading
    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate sites.

  5. jcollettphotography
    Member

    So how do I create a complete copy of my blog? Do wordpress backup the blog?

  6. Yes, WordPress.com has backups.

    3. Periodically Export Backup Copies and Save them to Disc
    There is an import and export function in your wordpress dashboard and you can export the posts, comments, categories and pages out of one wordpress.com blog and import them into another wordpress.com blog or wordpress.org install with ease.

    export > http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
    import > http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/
    export imnport links > http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/import-export-links/

  7. P.S. I forgot to add that you can simply export the content out into an XML file and store it one your own computer.

    Export
    When you click the button below WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer.
    This format, which we call WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.
    Once you’ve saved the download file, you can use the Import function in another WordPress installation to import the content from this site.
    Choose what to export
    __ All content

    This will contain all of your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus and custom posts.
    __ Posts
    __ Pages
    __ Feedbacks

    When import you will see a prompt asking if you wish attachments (images and other media files) to be included.

  8. jcollettphotography
    Member

    Many thanks timethief

  9. You're welcome and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

  10. You can use a program such as Web2Disk to keep a complete backup of your blog on your computer off line.

  11. There's no way I'm spending $40.00 on that. We can export our content out of our blogs free of charge.

  12. Timethief says that WordPress keep backups.

    How can I get a restore of our blog from them? We have suddenly lost all the pages - 9 months work - and urgently need to restore them.

    Any help would be most welcome.

    Sorry, this is the subject of another discussion but I noticed Timethief's comment.

  13. @kathskrebs
    Hello there,
    I answered you here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/all-my-pages-are-missing?replies=3

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