How To: Back up your Blog!

You may have noticed all of the changes to this blog recently and I am completely obsessed with them! With all the time and energy that went into them, the fact that I've lost all my comments and likes, plus the fact I almost lost one of my most important posts, I have learnt the hardway that I should back up my blog.

I struggled for a little while to find out the best way to do that but here are the best and clearest instructions I have found.

Importantly, when you back up your blog, you get an .xml file of the posts and comments. There are two separate processes to complete a back up of your website/blog. Firstly, your actual blog and then secondly, the theme.

Back up Blog

  1. Sign into your Blogger dashboard.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Other.
  4. In the "Import & back up" section, click on Back up Content.
  5. Save to your computer.

Back up Blog's Theme

  1. Sign into your Blogger dashboard.
  2. Click on Theme.
  3. In the top right hand corner, click Backup/Restore.
  4. Click on Download theme.
  5. Save to your computer.

I hope these tips and instructions help and you don't have to learn to do this the hard way! 

Good luck! 


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