If you are trying to backup your WordPress site and for some reason it’s not working, there are a few things that could easily be going wrong. You might have too many large files, you might not have enough disk space or your webhost might be low on memory. It’s very to figure out which of these problems is stopping you from backing up your site.
First of all, look at your WordPress site and find out if you’re using more than one Backup plugin. This is a very common problem where you use two or more Backup plugins at once. Don’t do that. Just choose one WordPress backup plugin to do what you need because otherwise what happens is Backup plugin number 1 backs up your 100 MB site into a new 100 MB file, backup plugin number 2 backs up your whole WordPress site including that original backup, now you have a 200 MB file. Then backup plugin number 1 backs up your site again and backs up this 200 MB file and now you have a 400 MB site and you can see the size of your website is doubling and doubling and then eventually, it’s too big to even back up. Only use one Backup plugin.
If at all possible, store your large video files outside of your WordPress folder or even offsite such as on Amazon S3. A very easy thing to check is to see if you have enough disk space which means if you have enough room on your website to actually store the backup. Your website should take up less than half of the allotted space, which means if your website is 500 MB of space available, then your actual website should be under 250 Megs. If you have a 300 MB website and you’re trying to back it up in a 500 MB account, it’s not going to work because you would need 600 MB total because you need room for the actual website and the same amount of room for the backup in order to store both at one time. Make sure and log into your control panel and usually in the left-hand side they will show you how much disk space is available and how much disk space you’re actually taking up.
Also make sure and contact your webhost and ask how much memory you have and if your Backup plugin errors out or stops with a message about being low on memory, it means that it does not have the speed it requires to make the backup. In many cases contacting your web host will fix the problem. They can change one setting and allow WordPress and your Backup plugin to use more memory and now your backups will run successfully.
Your backups and clones fail, the problem might be either too many large files, not enough disk space or not enough memory. So, go ahead and get those problems fixed right away and you will be able to back up your WordPress sites. Use the best WordPress Backup plugin available at www.BackupCreator.com.
When you clone a WordPress blog, it does exactly what it sounds like. You’re copying everything on your blog including the design, theme, plugins, content, comments, post, sidebar, widgets – everything. It’s all being copied to a new location. You do that by backing up your WordPress site and restoring it somewhere else.
Why should you clone your WordPress blog? Because it makes for a nice sandbox site where you can test changes, you can get paid to setup your exact blog configuration for someone else, and if you want to make a new membership site or content blog or even sales letter site, you can do that without a lot of work at all.
What’s a sandbox site? It’s basically a site where you can test some of your changes. Let’s say that you want to find out how your blog will react if you change the theme. But you don’t want to change the theme on your live site. What do you do? You back up the site that you have existing right now, restore it somewhere new, change the theme, get it working exactly the way you want it, back up that new site, and restore it back onto the old site.
What will happen is those changes that you might have spent several hours making just right will appear instantly on the live site because you backed it up, you do what you have to do and then you moved it back to its original location. A sandbox site is okay because if you mess something up, if you click the wrong button, change the wrong setting, your entire site is not destroyed. You can use this to test new themes, test new plugins, test new settings without doing anything to your original site. So, cloning makes it easy for you to make a new sandbox site.
In addition, if you are a freelancer, cloning is the best tool you ever heard of because if you get paid a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars to setup a brand new membership site for someone, you don’t have to start from scratch anymore. You can start by duplicating your exact membership site. I fact, I know several freelancers who set up sites with the intention of using them as starting points for their services.
Let me explain. Someone might set up a membership site with drip content, with featured content areas, with videos, with menus, all things that might have taken an hour or longer to set up. When they got paid to set up a new membership site, they back up that original membership site, restore it somewhere new, and that is a starting point for the job they’ve been paid for. Now they’ve saved themselves at least that one hour creating that starting content. So, you get paid to set up your exact blog configuration.
Even if are not getting paid, if you’re making a new website it’s a lot easier to start with something than with nothing. That means that if I have membership site, I’ve already chosen the theme, I’ve already setup plugins in a certain way, I already have the sidebar in a way that make sense to me, and even if I’m setting up a brand new membership site in a totally new niche with completely different content, I can start with something’s that’s familiar. I can start with a membership site I’ve previously setup on my own.
You can set up your membership site and clone your WordPress blogs in the sandbox sites into sites you get paid to set up or even into brand new sites of you own. Get your WordPress blog backed up, restored, and cloned at www.BackupCreator.com.
If you use a WordPress blog, have you ever thought about how much time you put in to making everything look just right? Setting the discussion settings, changing the permalinks, setting up all the SEO plugins, creating the content, the categories, the navigation, finding that perfect theme – all the little seconds and minutes you spend making it all just right really adds up. All the time you spend setting up that theme, the plugins, the files, the tweaks to the individual files – that might be hours if not weeks of trial and error until you get it exactly right.
Many people are used to document their steps, make a manual, figure out “What are the 50 steps I take to making a blog looking perfect?” But now you don’t have to do that. Simply setup your blog the way you want it, back it up and restore it somewhere else and now you’ve exactly copied what your blog setup has.
I used to setup a new membership site at least once per month and I want them to all look the same because I didn’t want to spend every waking hour having the drastically new design for every new membership site when I had a fully functioning, perfectly workable setup. I use certain plugins like Subscribe to Comments. I use certain themes like Coraline and I didn’t want to mess with anything new.
What I used to do was simply setup WordPress in a new location with nothing on it. I would download all the files in WordPress and then upload them somewhere else. This gave me half of what I needed, this gave me the plugins, this gave me the themes but I don’t have to go in and activate the theme, activate the plugins and I would have none of my settings. I don’t have to redo all the widget sidebars, I don’t have to redo the menus, redo the individual changes in each plugins. Downloading WordPress files and uploading WordPress files does not give you exactly what you want.
The secret is also copying the WordPress database. If you know what you’re doing, you can download the WordPress database and put it up somewhere else but it’ll be pointing back to the old site which is no good either. That’s why you need to have a WordPress Backup plugin that is specifically designed for cloning, which means that you can back it up on site number 1 and restore it on site number 2 and it will include the themes, the plugins, the settings and it will all be pointing to the new site.
Setting up your WordPress blog and trying to duplicate your exact step by step method from before takes too long. Just moving the files over is not enough, you need to use a WordPress Backup plugin so that you only spend a few seconds copying your site, not minutes, not hours, and not weeks.
You no longer need to spend tons of time setting up WordPress over and over throughout the day. I know many people who decide they want to have 10 sites about organic gardening today and using a Backup plugin, they can make that a reality.
I know people who sell websites such organic gardening or real estate and part of the selling agreement is that they will setup the site in a new location. Several years ago, this might have been an all-day or all-week commitment. But now that we can backup and restore a WordPress site somewhere else, it’s very easy to copy or in fact move a site containing the exact niche theme, content, and even customization such as navigation or social media buttons.
The first thing you should do when you’re cloning a niche site or setting up a niche site is to choose a theme that accurately represents it. That means that if you have a site on organic gardening, you want to have a theme that has pictures of things like leaves or tomatoes or fruit that people know just by looking at it that they’re at this niche site.
Even though you probably want to have a site that stands out as much as possible, make it look somewhat like other sites in your niche.
The next step is to fill it with content. You need to buy content or even pay to have it made. Many article writers will write fresh new content for you and you can simply put this into the new WordPress site. When you back it up and restore it somewhere else, this will be duplicated entirely.
In addition, people always forget that every single part of this WordPress blog will be duplicated. This means that if people left comments on this blog those will be duplicated. If you added in custom menus or sidebar navigation, that will be duplicated as well. If you have social media buttons such as Facebook “like” button or Twitter “retweet” button, the actual retweets won’t get copied but the button allowing people to retweet will very easily.
Setup your niche theme, fill up your article packs, and get that site filled up. Send traffic to it, get comments, get retweets, fix a navigation so it’s easy for anyone to use. Now you’re ready to clone that niche site which means you back it up, you go to a new location, you restore it, and now you’ve copied that niche site somewhere brand new.
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When I’m talking about cloning a WordPress site, I’m saying that you can back up your site and restore an exact copy of it in a new location. When most people think about copying or cloning a WordPress site, they think about cloning a site with content or a blank site with a bunch of settings changed around. But did you know that you can clone a WordPress site not only with content but also with drip content, with paying members? Every single thing that you can do in a WordPress site can be duplicated exactly when you clone it. There are a few simple things that you can do to make this happen.
First of all install your membership plugin, add the key, add your content, add your members, make sure it’s all protected and then clone it, back it up, restore it in a new location, and remove whatever members or whatever content is no longer needed. The first step that you need to take with most WordPress membership software is to, first of all, install it and because the best WordPress membership software such as WishList Member cost money you will need a license key which they provide to you after you buy it. Install the plugin and add your license key and now that membership site is online.
What do you do now that the actual plugin is enabled? You need to add content, you need to add your members, and you need to protect that content. Adding content is very easy. Just go to post, add new, choose your title, choose your content, choose the date it should be published, choose which category it goes under, and even add a category if one does not exist.
If you need to import members or you need to get them to sign up or even pay you money to get into that membership site, add whatever those members are and do whatever protection you need to have. With many membership plugins there are these things called levels where a member belongs to a level and a level has access to certain content. Set it all up, put in that membership plugin, the content and protect it and now you’re ready to clone it somewhere else.
Cloning is very simple. It sounds complicated but it just means you’re clicking the one button to back it all up, you’re going to a new WordPress site and restoring it. Now that it’s restored, you can remove anything you want. You can use a plugin called Bulk Delete and delete all the comments or all the posts. You can go to that membership plugin and select all the members and delete them from the new site. So, you have all the same settings but you don’t have all the same members.
Maybe you might do some kind of mix of this. Maybe you might restore your blog and keep the content but not the members or you might keep the members, blow away the content and add new content. Either way, keep in mind that whatever you do in WordPress can be exactly copied in a new location, content only or members as well. This involves you installing a membership plugin and adding a key, adding content, adding members, and protecting it and finally, backup, restore, and remove any of your unneeded content and members.
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Let’s say you’re moving web host or you are setting up an exact copy of your WordPress blog for someone else and you want to clone or copy your WordPress blog to a new location. How do you do it if you don’t have a plugin?
The answer is use phpMyAdmin to dump your database, download all the files, upload them back to the new site, setup WordPress, setup a database, import the database, and adjust your configuration file. Here’s what you want to do when you’re cloning or copying a WordPress blog. Manually back it up and manually restore it.
What does a WordPress blog actually consist of? It consists of files and a database. What you do is go into your cPanel’s phpMyAdmin area. If you go into your site.com/cpanel, you will be able to find a link to phpMyAdmin. Once you’re there, find the database where WordPress is stored and there should be a tab that says “Export.” What you can do is click on “Export” and then this will save a .sql file containing your site’s database.
An easy way to even get to phpMyAdmin is to install a plugin in WordPress called phpMyAdmin. It can run as plugin and you can still get to that entire database just in case your webhost does not have a cPanel area.
You download that .sql file but that contains just the database and that’s it. You need the files as well, so connect to your site using FTP and download all the files in that blogs folder. Yes, the config file, the WP-content folder, WP-includes – all those files and folders, you should download them right now using FTP. It might take a while but wait for it all to finish.
Now you have manually backed up your WordPress blog and it’s time to go somewhere new and restore it. FTP up to your new site and what you should do first is setup a new WordPress installation here. What we have to do is go into the cPanel of your new web host, setup a WordPress database user, and grant that user permissions to that database.
In cPanel, there is a link for a mySQL setup wizard that will guide you through this process. It will ask, “What’s the new database name?” Just call it blog. “What’s the new username?” Call it blog. “What’s the new password?” Make a password and write it down. Now you have a new WordPress database that will store your files.
What you want to do with then is then go back to phpMyAdmin in you cPanel and upload this .sql file. This will restore just the database but not the files yet. What you will then want to do is FTP up those files that you had downloaded. Now you are setting up your files as well as your database.
The final step is to edit what’s called the WP-config.php file. What you’ll notice is that in that file, it is pointing to the old WordPress username, password, and database and you will have to edit this to point to the new WordPress, the new blog database you setup with the blog user and the password you wrote down.
Finally, you will have to make one single setting in your WordPress config file and add the following line of code:
Adding that one single line of code to your WP config file will tell WordPress that we’re moving it to a new location.
Now all you have to do is log into your WordPress site using the same username and password that you originally had in your old site. If all went well you have successfully cloned your WordPress site without using any plugins. You use phpMyAdmin to dump the database, you downloaded all the files, you setup a new database, imported the SQL file, uploaded all the files and made the one change to the config file to point to the new database and also to relocate to a new location.
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If you’re setting up a WordPress blog more than once, you shouldn’t repeat the same steps you are taking before. You should setup WordPress the way you want, back it up, and restore it somewhere else. This process is called cloning. You’re taking your WordPress blog and setting an exact copy up in a new location.
The steps are, first of all, set it up the way you want, use a backup plugin to generate a backup file and restore that backup file somewhere new. It is in fact that simple. The first thing you should do is either install a new fresh WordPress in your control panel Fantastico or use a WordPress blog you already have setup. It doesn’t matter if you already have post, content, if it’s made in a certain way, just back it up as is because it’s way easier in the future to restore it somewhere else and delete that content that is already there.
Therefore, you set it exactly the way you want it as far as the themes, the settings, the plugins, the content, all that. Even if aren’t concerned about the content yet, that’s fine. We will deal with that later. Setup your site exactly the way you want and use a backup plugin to back it up. You should already be using a backup plugin but in case you aren’t, that’s fine. Go get one and back up your site.
What a backup is, is a dump of your entire WordPress database which means your settings, your customizations, your content and all your files and it will wrap it all into one giant zip file that you can download to your computer and put somewhere else, put on a new website. Backing up means that it will create basically a zip file for you, you’ll save it to your hard drive and put it somewhere else.
Different backup plugins work in different ways but the best ones you setup a new blank, empty WordPress blog on your own. This way, you can in a few clicks setup WordPress. You don’t have to worry about making a new database, setting up files and folders. Go into you cPanel which means go to your website, www.example.com/cpanel, click on the link for Fantastico and click on the link for WordPress and you can setup a brand new blank, empty WordPress blog right there on your new site.
Go to that new site and install WordPress and install your backup plugin. With your backup plugin, you’ll be able to put your restore file, put your backup file right in there. There’s your backup plugin and your backup file. Put the backup file which contains the original WordPress site and when you restore it, it will duplicate everything that was on the old site including all the content, the members, the plugins, all that stuff.
If you don’t want to keep the content, that’s fine. Just use a plugin called Bulk Delete and it will delete all the content in your site, so you can start with an exact fresh copy of your original site minus all the content.
Now that you’ve restored the backup plugin where you want, now you have a completely cloned WordPress blog. If someone is paying you a certain amount of money to setup a membership site, take your membership site, copy it and now they have a fully functioning membership site as well. If someone’s paying you to setup a blog with all of the social media, all the security, all the tweaks and settings, just clone your blog and now you’ve been paid the same amount of money but you didn’t have to repeat all the same steps you had to go through originally.
You might have heard the saying, “Cloning a WordPress blog” or heard this term used before and you’re wondering what exactly does it mean?
It means that if you want to setup a new WordPress site for yourself or someone else, whether it’s a membership site, shopping cart, content site or any other kind of site, you don’t want to have to repeat more steps than you need to. Instead, create a template, which means setup your theme, plugins, settings, files and post exactly the way you want, back it up and go to a new location, a new website, a new folder and restore that blog in the new location. That is what cloning a WordPress blog is all about.
Many people who have been blogging for more than a few weeks have their own way of setting up their WordPress blog. They have themes or the designs they like better than others. They like certain colors schemes. They like to go in and they like to make the permalinks or the structure or their pages or the navigation a certain way. They like to put certain things on the widget sidebar and so on.
You should setup WordPress exactly in the way that makes sense to you because a free site, a blog that’s out in the open with lots of content is going to be structured differently than a paid course. Setup your site exactly in the template that you want. Whether that template means that it’s different for a certain niche or a certain purpose, set it up exactly the way you want.
This involves certain steps. You’re going to first of all choose a theme or design for your WordPress blog. There are many free themes but if you paid for one then use the one you’ve paid for. There are different plugins for search engine optimization, for functionality like forum plugins or for comments or for popups. You’re going to setup certain plugins and then set those settings for those plugins in a variety of different ways.
You’re going to be setting the settings for WordPress itself. For example, how comments are approved, how the posts look, how the dates look. You might be changing certain files. You’re going to be adding your own files, adding your own articles, your own videos, your own written content, but you’ll be setting up WordPress in your own specific way.
Once that site is setup exactly the way you want to, we get a WordPress backup plugin, back it up to one single file and setup a WordPress blog somewhere else. In many cases, this is going to be on a different website, different domain name, different web server entirely, and you will restore your backup in this new location.
Restoring basically restores the files in the database but that’s all you need because the files include the themes and the plugins and the database includes your tweaks, your settings, your customizations and your written and video content. That’s all there is to it.
Setup WordPress, tweak it out exactly the way you want to do it, back it up then restore it in a new location. That’s how you clone a WordPress blog and you can even save yourself hours, if not weeks of time making all these changes.
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When you’re talking about cloning a site or backing it up or restoring it, it sounds kind of boring but it’s actually a very exciting once you imagine the possibilities. You can move your site from one host to another so that someone’s business in a box or sell your site for a quick buck.
What does it mean to move your site from one host to another? It means that maybe you have the same website, the same .com domain name but you’re moving from one provider to another. Maybe one is cheaper. Maybe one provides you with more space or it’s faster or better services.
If you back up your WordPress site and then move to a new web host and restore that WordPress site, you have an exact copy of it now. What’s great is that you might be moving your site from one web host to another or someone may be paying you even $100 or several hundred dollars to do the moving for them and all it takes is backing up your site, going to somewhere new and restoring it in the new location.
A great opportunity for WordPress users is this thing called a developer’s license. What this means is that you pay a little bit extra to plugin owners to theme developers for a developer’s license which means that you can use their theme and plugin on your site. You can’t sell that theme or plugin but you can set it up on someone else’s new site.
What if you bought a $300 theme? If you bought several $100 premium plugins and configured WordPress in an exact way that got people to read it, looks great and made sales then someone could pay you something like $100 or $500 for you to not sell them the plugin or the theme but to set it up to install it on this additional new site. You’re not selling any kind of content, not doing any kind of resell rights, you’re simply setting up your exact WordPress configuration in this way that the developer’s license allows you to. This is a business in a box.
Finally, something I’ve been saying more and more of is if someone is selling a site, the site on a domain name with a .com name alone is not going to make a lot of money. If you just say, “I’ve got this web address for sale, that’s not all of the money.” But if that property has been developed, if it contains subscribers, traffic and content now that site can sell for a lot more especially if you can show that the site makes a certain amount of monthly income.
You could offer someone on a site such as SitePoint or Flippa, I will sell you this site with the blog, with all the content. I will move the site and I will no longer have a copy but I will also install it for you and all it takes is you sell the site and you back it up, go to their new site and restore and now the site has been moved over for them.
I hope that gets you thinking about the possible uses for cloning WordPress site, move from one host to the next, setup a business in a box and in fact, sell your site permanently to someone else. This is all possible using the Backup Creator plugin for WordPress which you can obtain right now at www.BackupCreator.com.
Are you aware that most people don’t backup their sites? Are you also aware that most people don’t know that they should or even how to backup a WordPress site, and you can in fact charge a monthly fee to do this for them. If you have an offline client which means they run a local business and don’t care about what happens on their website you could charge upwards of $50 a month and if you have an online client you can charge them $10 a month or higher to make sure their blog is safe.
All you have to do is log into their site, back it up and store it in a safe place and have the backup ready in case they need to restore the entire site or just find an old file. It’s very, very reasonable to charge someone $50 a month or $10 a month just to run backups for them. Just to put it in your schedule once a week or once a month to log in, make that backup and store it somewhere safe. Most people don’t want to do it and don’t care about doing it. But in fact this is something they very badly need to do, is backup their site and put it somewhere, in a safe place, where it can be recovered if the worst happens.
What do you have to do for this kind of service? Very simple, log in, back it up and store it in Amazon S3 or in Dropbox, or even on your local hard drive. Many people I see will provide special packages to offline businesses and they will say, you don’t have a website but I’ll make you a website, I’ll maintain it, I’ll pay the monthly webhosting and in addition I will also backup this site so that you will never lose it. Just doing this allows you to charge a much higher monthly fee, sometimes $250 a month just to keep paying the webhosting and keep backing it up and storing it in a safe place.
What’s great about you backing up their site on a regular basis is that if they accidently deleted something, or even you delete something, then we can easily go back and get that file. If the whole, entire website has gone, that works too. You can restore the entire backup instantly with one click. But the idea is that you are doing this weekly task, this chore, that they don’t want to do. It doesn’t matter if it only requires one click, this is a technical skill that they are not aware of. They don’t know how to do or how important it is and you are doing it for them. You are providing this backup service. You are charging a monthly fee to log in, backup and store that backup in a safe place, and have it available either to recover the entire site or just recover one file, or one piece of content they might have lost.