The WP-DB-Backup plugin makes performing backups as simple as clicking a few links in the admin panel. Even simpler, it can be set to automatically perform back-ups at set time intervals and email the zipped files to you. To manually do backups you would need to access phpMyAdmin on your server and select the database and individually select each table, select the correct set of options, export the tables, etc., etc…. If you’re a tech geek and don’t know yet how to do this you can find all the steps to do that here.
Using the Backup Plugin Learn More
Elgg has a nice feature called upgrade.php that allows you to flush the elgg cache and update your network layout. However if this tool is being run by several users at the same time, it could waste our server resources. For that reason in this article I will give a step by step guide on how to protect upgrade.php in elgg 1.8
1. In order to protect upgrade.php we will use a tool called Upgrade Key which can be downloaded here Learn More
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