Top 5 Free WordPress Backup Plugins

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Ashish Kumar
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top 5 free wordpress backup plugins

WordPress is the great CMS for blogging and everybody loves it. I am a big fan of it, it is user friendly , SEO is good, lots of themes (free+premium) and thousands of important plugins. This is what makes it most successful open source content management system. This is what we can say a former introduction to the WordPress.

As a blogger it is important to understand every aspect of blogging. When I was new to blogging My site got hacked down by the hackers and I didn’t even know about backup and its importance. Since I don’t have any backup I had to start again from zero. That was pretty dumb. Being a online entrepreneur you are not safe, hackers could take down your business , you may face the server errors or even worse. So it is good to have a backup of your blog/website . As I mentioned earlier that WordPress is supported by thousand of plugins which can help you make a better site.

There are some plugins which could be really helpful for your blog , if you are considering them for backup purposes. Today I am going to share top 5 free WordPress backup plugins . Beside free plugins if you have some extra bucks you are go for premium services like vaultpress.


Top 5 Free WordPress Backup Plugins

WordPress Backup to Dropbox

This plugin is great if you have dropbox account. You have all the backup of your blog on your computer and on the cloud. If you are a free user in that case you are only able to store 2 GB of data. This plugin automatically generates the backup and store that in  your dropbox folder. It take the backup of important files, such like your database and your wp-content folder.

This plugin is very safe and secure. You dropbox login details is not stored on this plugin. It uses the OAuth .


This plugin is absolutely amazing. It is power packed plugin with lots of exciting features. You can use this plugin to take the backup of your database, important file or even directory. There are many backup options to choose from, weather you want to or not. This plugins can also send your backup

files to cloud base services like dropbox, sugarsync , amazons3 , Microsoft Azure .

BackWPup can also optimize your database for better performance. You can save you back in many different format including zip, tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 formats. This plugin will also send you the backup logs via email so you got all the information about the latest backup.

WP Backup Complete

As the name suggests , it is the complete backup solution for your WordPress blog. This plugin is powerful yet easy to use. This plugin offers you the ability to backup the database as well as make a complete file system backup. You can store the backup on other server using the FTP details for better security.

One of the main functionality of  WP Complete Backup plug-in is the automatic backup restore tool. You can simply restore the complete backup in the one click.  This plugin is better with security purposes because of Randomized server storage locations.

Back Up WordPress

This plugin is simply amazing, you can schedule the time when you want to have your site backed up. This plugin will backup your site entirely including Sql database and all the directories. This plugin is very simple to use, once you have installed it you can schedule accordingly.

You can also get the e-mail notification for every back up along with all the file details. You also have language option for this plugin , it is best if you have a non-English blog.

Online Backup for WordPress

This is the last installment in top 5 free WordPress backup plugins. Well Back up your blog is really easy with this plugin. It has the trusted name behind it Backup Technology. This plugin is special because it lets you back up the entire WordPress blog along with all the files and directory.

You even have the online storage provided by the plugin it self.  All the files, images, directory , database can be download in single .zip archive. This plugin provides the 100 MB of free storage for your files, but if you require more you can have it for little extra fees. This plugin is easy to use and can be setup in minutes. You must give it a try.

These are the Top 5 Free WordPress Backup Plugins so far. I am sure this plugin will help you and you have a better back up solution using them. If you have any doubt or queries feel free to ask via comments below.