en WordPress.com Forums › Support Backup up WordPress Author Posts January 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm #795679 davidderrickMember Hi. Historically, has WordPress ever lost someone’s blog or a large part of it? Is there any way of automatically backing up an existing blog going back several years other than by simply saving each post as a file? Thanks The blog I need help with is davidderrick.wordpress.com. January 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm #795839 auxclassMember You can Export your blog and save the XML file on your PC – that will save the text of all your Pages and Posts. No way to export your media (image) files other than save them one by one to your PC. January 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm #795841 davidderrickMember Thank you. Does that work on a Mac and does it include comments? How do I actually do it, if that’s not too hard to explain? January 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm #795844 auxclassMember Works on a Mac and you can bring the comments also. Takes longer to explain than to start the export. See: http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ January 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm #795854 davidderrickMember Thanks. January 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm #795860 auxclassMember You be welcome January 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm #795865 tandava108Member WordPress.com say that they have multi-site backups so that your data is very safe anyway. That said there was someone on these forums who claimed that their posts did just disappear once! January 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm #795873 justjenniferModerator I think if there are co Admins on a site, it is particularly wise to make regular exports. WordPress.com specifically states that anyone with an Admin role has full control over the site, right down to deleting it, and if they do it isn’t considered wrongdoing. The moral of the story? Be very, very cautious about who you give Admin rights to! Author Posts The topic ‘Backup up WordPress’ is closed to new replies.