Backing up a One.com WordPress site

It is a good idea to always keep a recent local WordPress back up copy of your one.com hosted website. One.com is one of the more reliable hosting companies and they offer a backup facility for customers. But even so, if you have a recent local copy of your website safely stored on your hard drive there is no question about your ability to restore your site should the worst happen.

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Creating a local Backup of a Hostpapa WordPress site

Here’s my personal notes (with an intro) on creating a local backup of a Hostpapa wordpress site. Maybe they’ll be useful to you too.

It is a good idea to always keep a recent local back up copy of your Hostpapa website. You can use Hostpapa’s remote backup facility for convenience as well, but if you have a recent local copy sitting there on your hard drive you know exactly where you stand.

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Local WordPress Install: Posts return 404?

If you have just set up (say) a local Apache2 server and have a local wordpress install so you can debug your website locally you may find (like I did) that while the main webpage comes up fine, when you click through to anywhere else on the site it returns a 404 Not Found error. Even though you know the page/post is there and it shows up OK in the wp-admin section.

For me it turned out that I had not enabled an important plugin on Apache2 to allow permalinks to work. The missing module is called mod_rewrite. It is simple to fix.

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