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How to Set Automatic WordPress Backups using Updraft Plugin

Here is how to backup WordPress using the Updraft WordPress backup plugin.

Step 1. Install and Activate Updraft

Go to Plugins > Add New and in the search bar in top right, type “updraft”.

From the search results click on the Install Now button and then activate it.

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Install & Activate UpDraft plugin

Step 2. Open plugin settings

After installing and activating the plugin, go to Settings > UpDraftPlus Backups

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UpDraft plugin settings page

Step 2. Under Settings schedule backups

Click on the Settings tab, set remote storage and what to backup (only uploads, plugins, database, etc..).

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Set backups in updraft

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