Data loss is a fact of life for anyone writing and publishing their content on the internet. WordPress forums are filled with tales of people who’ve lost posts by adjusting their theme, migrating to a new host, or experiencing simple website errors. When servers fail or human error compounds and you’re left without the work you’ve done, you haven’t only lost words and media files. Instead, you’ve lost hours of work, the chance to connect with your readers, and potentially a lot of your legacy posts that gave new visitors a chance to see what your blog was about.
Some things, once lost, can’t be recovered. That’s why it’s important to back up your blog now – and regularly – before a catastrophic failure occurs.
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Why Should I Back Up My Blog?
You should know how to back up a blog because your content took time to make and deserves to be preserved. No storage method, hardware component, or website is completely failsafe; even something that hasn’t ever given you a problem could go belly up tomorrow and leave you without valuable content you’ve produced during your blogging career.