Backing up your WordPress site is absolutely necessary in today’s world. You need to back up your site in order to remain on the safe side in case of Website crashes, hacks or a plugin installation that has gone wrong. The backup should also be stored in a safe location. In this guide, you will learn how to backup your WordPress site to Google Drive.
- WordPress admin credentials
- Google Account
- UpDraftPlus plugin
Login to your WordPress admin Dashboard with your admin credentials. On the left side menu, you will see Plugins. Hover over there and click Add New to add the new plugin to WordPress.
Search for UpdraftPlus - WordPress Backup. Install the Plugin and Activate it.
Hover over Settings on the left side menu and click on UpdraftPlus Backups
Click on the settings page of UpDraftPlus and select Google Drive as the remote storage. On Click Google Drive, UpdraftPlus shows a window to authenticate yourself with a google account and complete the setup.
After the setup, you can backup your WordPress site by clicking on Backup Now at the Current Status Tab.
The backup of your WordPress site will be created and automatically be uploaded to your Google Drive. You can restore your backup by clicking the Restore button.
By following these steps, you can always create a backup of your WordPress site and upload it to your Google Drive safely.