A WordPress plugin is basically a small piece of code containing a collection of functions which are added to an existing WordPress site. They often add new features or extend functionality to already existing WordPress sites. WordPress plugins are written entirely in the PHP language and are integrated seamlessly into WordPress. No matter your technical skills, you can install a WordPress plug-in. Many plugins have ‘learn More’ tools that will show you how to use them.
There are many plugins that can be used to enhance WordPress sites. WordPress Backup Plugin is one such plugin. This plugin enables users to backup their entire WordPress database to a remote location. This gives the user the ability to update plugins, change themes and even perform tasks remotely. To enable this WordPress plugin, users must log in to their WordPress site and activate ‘Backup’ in their admin dashboard.
When you activate the ‘Backup’ option from your admin dashboard, you will be prompted for a username and password. Enter these credentials and hit the ‘Save Changes’ button to apply your changes. This plugin will then be available for use by any user that has access to your dashboard. You may want to download a WordPress theme from the official WordPress website. This will allow you to choose the plugins that you will see when you log in to your WordPress site.
Now that you have activated the ‘Backup’ WordPress plugin, you can perform all of your backup tasks from your Dashboard. Just click the ‘List All Installed Plugins’ icon to display the list of available plugins. On the left hand side, under ‘Plugin ‘select Backup ‘and click the word ” select ‘yes’. A pop up window will appear asking you if you want to automatically save your files to your database. Click the yes button to confirm.
The WordPress backup plugin provides two different functionality options. The first is the standard ‘List All Installed plugins’ functionality. This functionality will backup your entire WordPress database. The second version is the enhanced version. The enhanced version allows you to edit your post list and keywords directly from your Dashboard.
So now you know you can perform a backup from your Dashboard, what about how you would add new functionality to the WordPress plugins? To add new functionality to WordPress plug-ins, you only need to activate the relevant WordPress plugins. Click on the WordPress plugins icon located at the bottom of this page next to the word “Select from a list” to do this. The screen will open and allow you to select one or more WordPress plug-ins.
Click on the button to install plugins. A list of all available plugins will be displayed. One of the plugins you will need to look at is the backup for your WordPress database. It is located in the same directory as the wordpress-admin directory. Click on the word “additionally installed” and then click the checkbox that confirms you want to install the chosen plugin.
To continue our tutorial, we will install third-party Pushover chatbot. Go to the plugins menu, and click on the option to add third-party plugins. Click the button to install the bot, next to it the word “search”, and finally click the option to search a third-party repository of source code.