As I’m sure most of you do too, I’m now managing a good handful of sites which are running WordPress. I’ve now got a solid routine going when it comes to getting WordPress up and running and in this post, I thought I’d share it with you.
Get the backups set up
On every site I run, I’ve got a double backup combination of WordPress Backup to Dropbox and BackupBuddy for complete peace of mind. One, as the name suggests, sends a nightly backup to my Dropbox, and the other one sends me an email with the backup attached.
With some of the sites I’m running these days, losing even a day’s work would be absolutely catastrophic. For example, along with six of my friends, I’m writing a book this year and we’re using a little WordPress install I’ve got set up. Losing even one day would more or less ruin the entire project; whilst backups in duplicate might be a little overkill, it’s my way of ensuring I’ve got complete peace of mind. With your site, you might decide you only need weekly backups; whatever it is, a regular backup schedule is essential. It doesn’t really matter what tools you use, either. Just so long as you’ve got something, that’s all that really matters.Carry on reading →