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 various different types of plugins available for 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. To enable this WordPress plugin, users must log in to their WordPress site and activate ‘Backup’ 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. 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.
Once you have activated the Backup WordPress plugin, all your backup tasks can be done from your Dashboard. To see a list of all installed plugins, click the icon ‘List All 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 standard ‘List All Installed plugins’ functionality. This functionality will backup your entire WordPress database. The second version is the enhanced version. 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 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.
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 exact same directory as the WordPress-admin directory. Simply click on the word ”additionally installed” and then click on the check box that indicates you are sure you want to install the selected plugin.
To continue our tutorial, we will install third-party Pushover chatbot. 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.