How to make backups to undo security breaches and malware

An online course to help you secure your WordPress website from malware and hackers

Malware or a security breach could happen any time – today, next week or next month. Recovering from a serious problem is always a lot easier if you have a backup of your website. Here’s how.

There are two types of backup and one requires WordPress to restore and the other does not. Some backup/restore tools require you to log into WordPress and use a plugin to restore everything from a backup and an example is UpdraftPlus. It is technically possible, but difficult.

This is fine providing you can actually log in, but what if you can’t? What if WordPress is so messed up you cannot access the admin interface? How would you restore the backup?

Backup and restore that works from within WordPress is easy and convenient, and it solves many problems by rolling back to a previously saved copy of the site.

However, there may be occasions where you cannot get into WordPress and so a backup that does not require it to be running is required. Both types of backup can be used and are recommended.

Manual website backups

It may be possible to make a backup of your WordPress site without using a plugin, but it is a lot easier with one. Let’s take a look at how you would manually create a backup. See the related article Best backup options for your WordPress website.


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