How-To: Automatically Backup WordPress

After the “disaster ” happen to my site, now I backup my databases daily. But I do it manually. And recently I stumbled to this site on how to automatically backup your wordpress database. The only things that you need are this WP-Cron and WordPress Database Backup. BTW I assumed that you have already install WordPress Database Backup plugin. If not, you need to download the plugin and install it first before you can proceed.

With WP-Cron plugin, you can schedule your wordpress to backup and send the backup file to your email. Here how to do it:

  1. You need to download this WP-Cron plugin
  2. Extract the wp-cron.php file into /wp-content/plugins
  3. Activate the plugin in Plugin panel
  4. Then go to Manage > Backup
  5. Make sure Daily in Schedule is checked and type in the email where you want the file will be sent to.
  6. Tick other tables that you want to include.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Lastly, wait the attached email to your inbox.

Cypher: I must say that this is really great plugin. I really recommend for you all to download and use this plugin. [tags]how to, backup, cron job, plugin[/tags]


  1. Thanks for the info.

    In my previous blog I used the wp-dbmanager plugins from gamerz, but when I moved I just can’t use it anymore. Right now I’m using the WordPress Database Backup and I will download the wp-cron later after this.

    Thanks.. btw, my site is loading really slow, any suggestion how to make it load faster?

  2. Hmm… better START my own backups soon…. thanks for the tip

  3. [Comment ID #14797 Will Be Quoted Here]

    yea. your site sometimes load slower sometimes it is ok. i not sure. btw where is your hosting datacenter located?

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    i really recommended peoples to download and use this feature as soon as possible. it will make your life more easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. hehehe…nice plugin..

    p/s where can i get the math spam protection plugin…? ๐Ÿ˜•

  5. i use Math Comment Spam Protection. you can download it HERE.

  6. I guess I have written it somewhere on my blog too…. can’t remember..

    can’t find it:

  7. autobackup?
    That is a very good idea.Im definetly going to use it.:)>-

  8. hehe.. trauma ka? ๐Ÿ˜› \:d/
    which one is better to against spam? akismet or math comment spam protection??
    most of spam i got are in trackback form.. -_-‘

  9. of course la.. takut ma…

    akismet can block spam and trackback but math comment spam only block spam. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Glad the info helped but a link back to my orginal page would have been nice. (I can’t see one ?)

  11. huh? i already put your link in the post when it was published. in this sentence.

    And recently I stumbled to this site on how to automatically backup your wordpress database.

    can’t you see it? [-(

  12. Thank You