File Backup

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  • #685509

    I am a complete novice when it comes to anything technical about computers etc.

    I have been told I should back up all my blog files etc but have no idea how to do it or where to start, can anyone offer any advice etc?

    Someone said I needed to use a wordpress plugin but I thought on a free wordpress account you cannot use plugins?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    Thankyou

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

    #685618

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    WordPress.com makes regular, frequent backups of our blogs. However, if you wish to do so, you can make a backup file by exporting your blog following the instructions here http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    #685638

    Thankyou so much for your prompt reply, I have done it and hope that I got it right, I now have an xml file on my computer, is that what is supposed to happen?

    #685663

    auxclass
    Member

    Yes you seem to have done things correctly.

    The XML file is a plain text file that is formatted in a specific way to include all the text, comments, categories, tags etc. You can open the file with a text editor like Notepad. The XML file contains links to your images and other media but does not contain the images themselves.

    #685668

    thankyou

    #685669

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome

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