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Friday, May 25, 2012

How To : Backup a WordPress Blog to Google drive


Taking Backup of a  WordPress blog to Google drive is not very complex task. Backup is an essential work for every wordpress blog when it comes to server fault and security. I will guide you how to create a backup for your WordPress blog and upload to Google drive. For every blogger, backup is a recommended job. In fact, I may be putting a step ahead to secure your wordpress blog. Google Drive is a new innovative Cloud storage service from Google. So can trust the data without any hassle.
You can set the backup frequency to daily, weekly or monthly later. I suggest you to take backups daily in order to prevent data lose. Also don’t forget to take a backup before doing any modification on your blog. So can we look how to backup your WordPress blog to Google Drive?
Here I will explain each and every step with screen shots to backup your wordpress blog to Google Drive. First of all, you need a plugin to kick start the process. you get it from here.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backup/
  • Then log in to Google API service through this link
https://code.google.com/apis/console/ 
  • After logging in, go to “API Access” tab and click on “Create an OAuth 2.0 client ID”.

  • Then you may see a popup window. You are required to fill a “Product Name”, and “Product logo”.

  • Nearby “Your site or hostname”, click on “More Options”. Then, paste the link address in the “Backup Settings” page here. Enter your site address in “JavaScripts” origin field. Then “Create client ID”.

  • In the next page, you will get some important IDs and codes. Keep it secret always. Copy the Client ID and Client Secret from API dashboard and paste them in “Backup Settings” page.
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Note: You must install the “Backup plugin” in order to complete these steps.
After inserting the above mentioned codes in your plugin dashboard, click authorize. “Allow Access” to the Plugin and the take a breath.


How to automatically backup your wordpress blog to Google Drive?

It’s simple. Just fill the columns in the “Settings” area. Create a folder on Google Drive and put the folder id in the first column. You can customize the rest fields as per your interests.

How to manually backup your wordpress blog?

Instead of automatically backing up your files, you can also manually trigger the process by following this link.
http://tricksmash.com/backup/
Replace tricksmash.com with your blog link.
Done. You are now done a backup of your wordpress blog with the help of TrickSmash.
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