File Backup

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    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.


    The blog I need help with is


    Moderator 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


    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?



    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.





    You be welcome

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