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 can be integrated seamlessly into WordPress because they are entirely written in PHP. 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 allows users to back up their entire WordPress database to a remote place. This gives the user the ability to update plugins, change themes and even perform tasks remotely. In order for users to enable this WordPress plugin, they have to login to their WordPress site and activate the ‘Backup’ option in their admin dashboard.
You will be asked for a username or password when you activate the Backup option from your admin dashboard. Enter these credentials and hit the ‘Save Changes’ button to apply your changes. The plugin will be available to any user who has access to your dashboard. If you do not yet have a WordPress theme installed on your website, you may wish to install one from the official WordPress site as this will make it easier to select the plugins that will be available to you when you login to your WordPress site.
Once you have activated the Backup WordPress plugin, all your backup tasks can be done from your Dashboard. Just click the ‘List All Installed Plugins’ icon to display the list of available plugins. You will find the ‘Plugin’ section on the left. Click the word’to select Backup. 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.
Two different functionality options are available with the WordPress backup plugin. The first is the regular ‘List All Installed Plugins’ functionality. This functionality will backup your entire WordPress database. The second is the enhanced version of the functionality. With the enhanced version you have the ability to edit your post list, categories and keywords from your Dashboard.
Now that you know how to backup from your Dashboard, how about adding new functionality to 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. You will then see a screen where you can select one or more WordPress plugins.
Now click on the option to install plugins. A list of available plugins will appear. 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.
Finally, to continue with our tutorial we will install the third-party Pushover chat bot. To do this, go to the plugins menu and click on the option for adding 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.