Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tip: Back up your blog with Wordpress

This morning a lot of blogs on Blogger were unavailable due to a server malfunction. I e-mailed Nylonthread to remind her to back up her blog, because, like me, she'd be heartbroken if a catastrophic event wiped out her Web 2.0 babybook.

Wordpress makes the process extremely easy. You just sign up with them, create a blog, go to Dashboard > Manage > Import, and follow the instructions. Voila! I try to remember to back up my blog once a week. It's not a perfect copy, but it beats the possibility of losing everything.

If you're already on Wordpress, you can export your blog to an XML file to store on your harddrive or burn to a disc or whatever.

6 comments:

nylonthread said...

Thanks again! It worked much more easily than I expected. It's worth the peace of mind.

Kelly O said...

You're always my comrade in disaster preparedness!

Monica said...

I LOVE WordPress! If WordPress was a guy I think I'd stalk him until he finally broke down and married me. L-O-V-E WordPress!

Kelly O said...

WordPress really is awesome. Why am I on Blogspot, anyway?...

Jammer said...

I wish Karrie'd (One Weird Mother) seen this before she deleted her blog. *grumbles*

Also -- I've seen these "W" stickers, and didn't know what they were for. (I just knew they weren't for the other "dubya".)

If I hadn't been on Blogger for more than five years, I'd have moved to Wordpress, myself, by now.

Kelly O said...

I hear you. There's a lot that's great about WordPress. However, Blogger is owned by The Borgle (as my sister refers to Google), so I probably unreasonably think it might be around — and free — longer than WordPress. Also, when I first started blogging, the WordPress templates weren't as easily customizable.

I wish Karrie had backed up her blog, too, though I'm sure not as much as you do.