How to backup your blog



Hi all! Mid-week again, so today we'll be teaching another useful blogger tutorial. There's been a lot of people asking how they can make sure they won't lose their posts or pages or widgets if they ever try messing with their blog.
Well this is easy, so naturally we come to the rescue today with this topic: how to backup your posts and blog template.


First let's backup the blog's posts using the feed option. This way we know for sure we get the text, titles, dates and everything else without going into each individual post. This however only works for blogs that have under 1000 posts. The feed option doesn't support more:) So here is the code you need to backup your posts:


Replace "blogname" with your own blog name and the "X" (at the end of the code) with the number of posts that you have. The number of posts can be determined by logging into your "Dashboard" like so:


So for instance in our "test blog" case the entire code would be:


Once you type this URL into a new browser, then you can go ahead and save it in XHTML format on your computer by going into your browser "File" then "save page as".
The icon that will be generated will show the logo of the browser you're using and will have an ".xhtml" extension like so:


So now that we have our posts saved, we can go ahead and save the entire blog's HTML together with the widgets, pages and everything else we have on it.
First we need to sign in our "Dashboard", hit "Design", then "Edit HTML". Now you're seeing your blog's HTML script but without your widgets and gadgets, so in order to do that you have to press the "Expand Widget Templates" button.


Then hit the "Download Full Template". And there you go you have your entire blog's HTML script downloaded for backup:)
Easy-peasy right?? Now you can mess with your blog no worries, since we have the backup done. Hope it helped!

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51 comments:

Emily Joyce said...

Thanks for this! You make it so easy. I now have all my stuff backed up, and it only took me two minutes.

Teresa Choplin said...

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with me, glad to be here.
I'm here from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, you please follow me back. I am new so please be patient with me, Thanks
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Diana Mieczan said...

Great post:)
Kisses my dear

ps: I am hosting a really sweet GIVEAWAY later on today, so please join in:) ...I bet you will love it!!!

Kebeni said...

hi, when I do the first part of this and put it in the url box I get a 'add to google reader' page come up. Is this what is meant to happen?

Her Momma said...

wow, this is FANTASTIC to know!! thank you so much for sharing. I have a private blog that I keep in the hopes of turning into a book one day for my baby- this will come in handy to ensure nothing gets "lost" in the meantime. Thanks again!!

Ashley said...

Thank you, very very useful information!

harts said...

thanks for the follow! Great blog. I am now following you back and looking forward to reading your tips:)

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Terry said...

Very good idea. You did a great job explaining how. Thank you.

I am a follower. Terry
My Journey With Candida

On Dec 5, One of my followers will win the Mrs Santa Claus apron pictured on my side bar.

Jessi said...

Thank you for the tips, I should really get around to backing up my posts.

And thank you very much for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to read more in the future.

Kristin said...

Hi, Nice blog! I'll be back to read through all your tutorials. Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Following you now.

Kristin
http://www.Kristinsreview.com

Rebecca said...

Thanks for following me- I am now following you back!

So here is my question of the day for you :) How do I link my images so when a user clicks on them, it will take them to the designated URL? I have been searching all over the internet on info on how to do this and just realized you have this figured out! Could you email me please at beccasperspective at gmail dot com when you have a chance? Thanks so much!

Looks like I really do need to be following your blog more than most other blogs I read! ha ha ha! :)

Tiffany said...

Great info. I definitely be back to learn more. I'm following you from today's blog hop. I hope you'll get the chance to follow me back. I also have an award for you. Well, actually, several awards! Come check it out!

~ Tiffany
www.youngwifeandmom.com

Our Japanese Sushi said...

Happy to be Following you back! www.myhealthysushi.com

gaelikaa said...

How very useful. I'll have my daughter read this. she's more technical than I am, you see.

Stopping by from SITS. Have a great day.

Katina said...

Thanks for the tips!!! Following you!

Katina said...

Thanks for the tips! Following you!

Katina said...

Thanks for the tips! Following you!

Noele Marie said...

Looking forward to learning more about my blog and making it chic!

Following you from Catch a Wave Wednesday!

Lark said...

Oh, that is some GREAT information! Thanks for sharing!

I found you through "Buzz on by Thursday". Stop by and visit sometime.

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~Katey~ said...

Newest follower from Buzz on by Thursday. Your blog is very nice! This is a great Idea, I will be doing it tonight (or making my husband do it LOL) Feel free to stop on by and follow me back :)

Staci said...

I enjoy following your blog... even so much so that I shared some awards with you! You can find them here: http://familyof6on26kyear.blogspot.com/2010/10/yay-me.html

Jenn said...

Thanks for these tutorials, I'm happy to be a new follower, thanks to you stopping by. I also see that you are a Twilight Saga fan like me! Great taste.

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing this great tip!

Sugar Foot Designs said...

This is so great!! I love that you are sharing this info with all us bloggers! I am a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog SugarFoot Designs
Thanks

genny said...

very nice tips. thanks for this. am following you back thanks for visiting at my blog. mind to tell me how to increase my traffic?
thanks

Desiray said...

good day my dear thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog and for following me as well. I love your blog you give information which is very helpful and useful. I am now following your site

take care

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Crystal said...

thanx for the visit and the follow. I am SUPER new (4 weeks) to blogging, and the technical aspect boggles me. I can't wait to comb through your site (w/computer savvy hubby by my side!!). I'm following you back!!!

Crystal
http://survivingandthrivinginmom-dom.blogspot.com

littlebirdseeds said...

Hey, thanks for becomeing a follower of my blog:). I stopped by to see what you were all about too, and now am a follower of you. Thanks for the invite. Love the tutorials; keep 'em coming.
Thanks,
Tana Cox

Tin said...

Love the tips, would love for you to become a new follower, have become a follower of your blog.

http://shigandtin.blogspot.com
http://stomachtotheheart.blogspot.com

Tin said...

I wil difinenately have to get aroud to backing up my post. You wouldn't believe how many I have lost. It is just plain sad.

check me out at http://shigandtin.blogspot.com

FlourChild said...

Thank you! Great tips, and this is something I really should do... I'm new to this blogging world and have lots to learn.

I'm following you!

Tin said...

Great information, I can't wait to apply it to my blog. I would love it if you would be willing to follow me back.

http://stomachtotheheart.blogspot.com

ClaireyH said...

Wow, just came from fybf, excuse me while I go learn everything I can about blog design. L.O.V.E IT.

Publix Coupon Queen said...

Following you via the blog hop. Please return the favor! =)
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Little Foot said...

I am your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop. Hope you can stop by and follow back!
Big Foot Tribe
http://www.bigfoottribe.blogspot.com

Haupi said...

Thank you so much for this!! I would have never known this otherwise - who would I ask? Happy Friday!

QueenB said...

Following from Hop Along Friday!


And thank you x 10000000 for this post. I need to back up!


www.mamalovesherbargains.com

Krissyp said...

I am a new follower and love your blog. You make it so easy!

Ruth Ann said...

following you from friday blog hops!!!! this is just the type of blog I have been looking for!!! can't wait to come back and snoop around!! Check us out at haddygracedesigns.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Nice blog! I found you on Follow Me Chickadee and I am a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back!

http://thelittlechickenwing.blogspot.com/

My Baby's Green said...

I now follow you on GFC-found you on Follow Friday-You have such a great blog! You can find me at
www.mybabysgreenblog.com

Jen M said...

thanks for this info!

new follower from fun follow friday!
http://jensgiveaways.blogspot.com

CK said...

Such a cool blog! I'm a new follower from the blog hop and can't wait to read more of your tips... I sure need them! ; )

-Carmen
www.keepingupklapper.com

lisleman said...

thanks - I have used the template download before but never thought of using the feed to backup the posts. great idea.

A Fairy Good Mommy said...

Following you from your Friday Following...

Hope you have time to stop by sometime, plus please remember to enter your linky's on my Touchdown Sunday Follow.

Amanda - Fairy Good Mommy
http://fairygoodmommy.com

Jessica ♥ said...

Hello, I'm now following you from Following Friday! You can find me at:

http://summermumble.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

What great information...so glad I found this....am now following. Thanks!

Melinda said...

Thanks for the great info.
I am your newest follower from Hop Along Friday.
http://affordingcommoncents.blogspot.com

Busy Buzzer said...

Thanks for this tutorial - this is definitely something I need to do!

Thanks for linking up on Following Friday! I hope you are meeting some great new bloggers and following them! Have a great weekend!

~ Busy Buzzer
Buzzing the Day Away

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. I'm new at blogging so this is perfect for me. :)

Lydia Diaz said...

Can you show us how to do this using Safari?