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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