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4 Ways to Backup your WordPress Site

Wordpress tools to export

Here are 4 ways to back up your WordPress (wp) website. Some are redundant and when you run into a problem you’ll want to have several options to restore your pages.

From Inside of WordPress Tools

1. Export from the tools menu
This will let you export all posts or posts by authors in an .xml file. The file is exported as an xml file and check to be sure you received the whole file. Once downloaded count to 12, then look the file in an asii editor (not your browser) for the complete closing tag </rss> . Sometimes the file does not get downloaded.

Use this before making small reversions, or to be used as a last resort for restoring a site.

2. wp-dbManager plugin,
Once installed go to your tools menu and click on backup. This plugin will back up the database and let you schedule automatic backups. Do this before changing versions. Or once a week ( or what ever).

From Outside of WordPress

1. From your ftp software (fileZilla or Core FTP Light , Free programs) create a new folder label it with a date example: Backup 100324.

Down load the wp-content folder and all the root files. This should be done before you start working on styles sheets or making any changes like themes or versions updates.

This will not copy your post or pages just additional stuff you add on: Themes, plugins, languages and etcs.

2. Back up your data base from the phpMyAdmin. Your best bet is to have your hosting company walk you through this process. It is pretty simple and painless, a redundancy of WP-DB-Backup, but worth the time if something goes wrong.

Here are 4 ways to back up your WordPress (wp) website. Some are redundant and when you run into a problem you’ll want to have several options to restore your pages.

email Addresses on a website

Time is every business person’s enemy or friend depending how much you can get done by the end of the day. Emails are something that can be a big time waster so as a rule I never include an email on my site and as a curtsy to others I never post anyone else’s  email address online unless they request it.

Well I’ve decided to turn the tables on the spammers by including an email address made specifically for them. There is nothing harmful and no animals are killed in the process. It’s simply set up with an auto responder that’s created for marketers and PR companies that sell email addresses and PR individuals looking for information.

SO Please DO NOT
email to
info@businesscomputersathome.com

this is email address is for spammers and scrapers.

info@businesscomputersathome.com is a real email address that is solely to send an email back to the sender with links and information why they should come back to any number of my sites. This is set up as an auto responder so there is nothing for me to do. Just set it and forget it.

Let me know what you think or if you will add an email like this to your site.

Best Password Manager Robo Form

It was raining this morning and a great time to update and rearrange my passwords. It’s been some years since the password’s folder had some serious attention and some well deserved house cleaning.

Once the folder was cleaned up and rearranged, (down to 80+ passwords now) it was a simple process to sync the data into a RoboForm2Go (on a usb stick) with the Synchronize Passwords manager. This wasn’t much of a problem before but now it’s real simple.

Password manager software saver.

Forget your passwords?

Think it’s time to use a different password?

Do you access the same accounts at work and at home?

With all the passwords we use it’s easy to forget the easy ones like our Yahoo or Hotmail passords.

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Lost Password ?

Don’t think you´re the only one. The last survey says we are over whelmed with the amount of passwords we need to know at work and at home.

Over 15% of managers say they have over 15 passwords they need in their day-to-day business. Some keep them on notepads, spreadsheets or palm pc and pocket pc (not a safe place to keep passwords).

As Americans we are required to change our passwords less than the rest of the world, and I would expect that to pick up with the higher rate of security business web sites will be taking.

Browsers

RoboForm runs on the toolbar of over 30 different browsers including IE, Foxfire, Mozilla Suites, and the newer Netscape’s. When I use 2 different browsers on the same machine: I will access the same account and login codes from the different browsers and the same information will be added to the forms.

Other installs:

  • Palm pc and Pocket pc
  • USB device (RoboForm2Go) or stick and will run without installing on a laptop or desktop computer. No files or password information will be saved on the pc.
  • GoodSync synchronizes files between 2 computers and or a USB device.

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Random password generator

This password generator creates hard to crack random
passwords.

  • Specify password length, types of characters, and special characters.
  • Measures the strength of the password.
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Password Security

Defeats Keyloggers

When RoboForm enters the password into form fields, it does not type them through the keyboard, so if a keylogger is on the system, there are no key-clicks to record.

Best anti-phishing defense

As you know there are many emails received daily asking for account information.

RoboForm helps increase your online security by storing the URL with login information and will only use the right information on the right web site. This way you can not log into a fake site using this password manager.

If you start entering private information into a unknown form a popup warning will come up.

Password Encryption

RoboForm increases online security by protecting all identities and passwords by making them inaccessible to unauthorized users and unreadable by hackers even if they are stolen because of the strong encryption.

Password Manager Software

  • Automatically add personal information like name & address information.
  • Backup & restore and print options are available.

Password Manager

RoboForm is given a best rating for Password manager software by PC Magazine and is the editors choice at download.com.

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