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 various different types of plugins available for 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. 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. To apply your changes, enter these credentials and click the ‘Save Changes” button. 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.
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. You will find the ‘Plugin’ section on the left. Click the word’to select Backup. A pop-up window will ask you if you would like to automatically save your files into your database. Click the yes button to confirm.
Two different functionality options are available with the WordPress backup plugin. The first is the standard ‘List All Installed plugins’ functionality. This functionality will backup all of your WordPress databases. 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.
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 plugins, all you have to do is 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.
Now click on the option 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 exact 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. 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.