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How do I copy / back up / transfer my blog?

  1. satinsheetdiva

    My web designer is taking my WordPress blog to the next level and she's asking me to "please copy /back up/ transfer your wordpress blog". I have no idea how to do that so she can work her magic. I read the info in Moving a Blog, but again, I'm not tech savy enough to understand if that's what she needs me to do. Don't laugh, this is why I hire tech people, ;-).
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  2. You refer to moving a blog. Tell your web designer we bloggers do not have an internal backup system and ask her to read this > I assume you mean hiring a web host, setting up a install and importing your content and links into it. See:

  3. As a blogger you can only backup posts comments etc in an XML file, from the dashboard area Tools->Export and use that file for all the text and code.
    As a blogger you can backup the database as well, meaning that you can backup everything.
    It depends on what your web designer intends to do, so read this
    If you are planning on moving to a self hosted blog, then you can install several plugins to backup everything.

  4. satinsheetdiva

    Thanks guys - I think I have all the info I need to get the designer. Appreciate the help :-).

  5. You're welcome.

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