How to install and set up Updraft Plus in WordPress

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the WordPress admin panel as the admin user.

Now Let’s learn How to install and set up UpdraftPlus plugin in WordPress.

UpdraftPlus plugin helps to simpliy the backup and restoration process of your wordpress website.

Point the mouse on Plugins and then click on Add New menu.

In Search Plugins window , search for UpdraftPlus.

We have searched the plugin here.

Now, click on Install Now button.

That’s it! You have successfully installed the UpdraftPlus plugin.

Click on Activate button in order to activate the plugin

The UpdraftPlus plugin is activated now.

Click on Settings option.

To restore an existing backup click the Restore button and follow the process.

You can even create a copy / migrate your website using Clone/Migrate button.

Click on Existing Backups tab.

Use this tab to view the existing backups.

Use the Upload backup files link to upload the existing backup files.

You can even rescan local folder or remote storage for the backup files.

Click on Settings tab.

Configure the backups schedule as per your needs by clicking on the respected dropdown window.

Configure the number of scheduled backups that you want to keep.

Configure the remote storage where you want to store your backups as per your needs.

Let’s configure a FTP remote storage to store the backups.

Click on FTP icon.

Configure the FTP storage details accordingly.

Use the Test FTP Settings button to validate the details.

In the include in files backup option, select the items that you want to backup as per your needs.

Click on Advanced Tools tab.

The Site information option,shows all the information of your wordpress website.

In order to create a backup, click on Backup Now button and follow the process.

Click on Lock settings option.

Lock settings is available with PAID version of UpdraftPlus plugin.

Click on UpdraftCentral option.

Search/replace database option is available with PAID version of the plugin.

Click on Site size option.

This option shows the size of Plugins and other mentioned items on the page.

Click on count link to view the size of each item.

Click on Export/Import settings option.

In order to export the settings of the plugin click on Export settings button.

Use the Import settings button to use the existing UpdraftPlus plugin settings from the other website.

Click on Wipe settings option.

As the option says, it will delete all the plugin settings.

That’s it, You have successfully configured the UpdraftPlus plugin.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to install and set up UpdraftPlus plugin in WordPress.

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