WordPress Disaster Recovery and Planning Guide

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If your WordPress-powered website was destroyed tomorrow how would you deal with it, and what impact would it have on your business?

These days, any number of disasters can take down your website: from hackers, to hardware failures, to self-inflicted damage — do you really know and understand those strange commands you just copied into the command line?

As businesses turn to WordPress as a serious content management system, it’s imperative that they have a WordPress disaster recovery plan in place to deal with unexpected events that can have catastrophic results. This is about more than having a backup. It’s about having a plan in place for recovering from a disaster that takes down your site.

This screencast guides you through the process of creating your own WordPress disaster plan. Even if you think you’re prepared, there are any number of things that can go wrong with backups. If you’re using WordPress in support of your business activities you can’t afford to take a chance.

Download and complete this WordPress Disaster Planning Worksheet for each of your websites and you’ll be well on your way to ensuring that you recover from any worst case scenario.

Note: If you’re hosting your site on WordPress.com, you have a lot less to worry about; your site is already backed up and secure. This screencast is for site owners who are self-hosting their WordPress websites.

To learn more about WordPress backup and restore options, see these screencasts:


  1. Linda Willis says

    Kirk, great reminder of importance of site disaster planning and all components we need to backup. I really like the worksheet: much more effective than the combination of rough notes and memory I’d relied on for my first manual backup! Now to learn about some solutions … on to the next video!

    Thanks again,


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