Are you backing your WordPress website to protect your database, themes, and media file? In this tutorial, you will learn how to easily schedule and automatic backup WordPress website to drobox. Backups are a great way to protect your business site and turn back to click in the event your website crashes or has a site glitch that need to be fixed.

WordPress Backup to Dropbox is a free plugin that allows you to backup your WordPress website on a regular basis. The plugin’s simple interface lets you setup your backup cycle in minutes giving you peace of mind that your precious blog posts, media files and template changes are backed up. for more information about wordpress backup to dropbox, click here.

Backup WordPress Website to Drobox

Note: In order to use the plugin, you will need a Dropbox account. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.

When you sure you have a dropbox account, let’s get stated to install WordPress website to dropbox.

Step #1: Install the plugin

#1. Install and activate the “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” on your WordPress website.

Go to Plugins> Add New, Search for> WordPress Backup to Dropbox, hit>Install and>Activate.

Backup WordPress Website to Dropbox
Backup WordPress Website to Dropbox

Step #2: Authorizing the plugin with Dropbox

#2. When you first access the plugin’s options page, it will ask you to authorize the plugin with Dropbox.

Authorize
Authorize

#3. Click Allow in the new window that appears (Note: you may need to login to Dropbox.com first).

WordPress Backup to Dropbox
WordPress Backup to Dropbox

#4. Once you have granted access to the plugin, it’ll create a sub-folder named ‘wpb2d’ in the ‘App’ folder of your Dropbox. This is where the backup is to be stored inside your Dropbox.

#5.  Now return to the previous tab and click “continue”.

Backup WordPress to Dropbox
Backup WordPress to Dropbox

Step 4: Configure your backups

#6. Scheduling Backups. You can also set this plugin to make update automatically on a daily or weekly basis – and email yourself the backup file. Just choose a day, time and how often you wish your backup to be performed and kick back and wait for your backup to be dropped in your Dropbox!

Schedule WordPress Backup
Schedule WordPress Backup

#7. There are few unnecessary folders you don’t want to back up from your wp-content folder such as upgrade, cache, backup and backups. If you have a caching plugin installed, the cache files are stored in “/wp-content/cache/” and they get updated all the time (or at least, every time someone access a portion of your site). Since they take up much resources (both time and space) for nothing, you will definitely want to exclude any such directories from your backup. Finally, click on Save Changes.

Exclude File Backup
Exclude File Backup

#8. Click on Backup Monitor Tab and Click on Start Backup to start backing up complete WordPress files, plugins, themes, DataBase backup.

Backup WordPress Website to Drobox
Backup WordPress Website to Drobox

Step #6: View your backup files on Dropbox

  • Go to Dropbox
  • Go to Appsfolder
  • Go to wpb2dfolder
  • Go to your folder and checkout all files
View your backup files on Dropbox
View your backup files on Dropbox

#9. That’s it! You’ll now be able to store your WordPress backup files in your Dropbox account.

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