Backups — it’s a daunting word, isn’t it? Just hearing it probably makes you think of your valuable time wasted on a bunch of complicated, manual processes involving databases and FTP directories. But all of this is a myth we’re happy to bust. The truth is this: thanks to modern plugins, it’s now fast and incredibly easy to make backups for WooCommerce — and restore them if the need arises. You already know you need to be making backups of your store and its data. But what you might not know is how to create and manage those backups without giving yourself a headache. Today we’re going to show you how. Read on to find out how you can get your store backed up for any situation, and how to properly use backups in the event of an emergency. Why backups matter, and when you might need them If you recently updated WooCommerce, you might have spotted a notice like this on your Plugins page: Major updates like these are why it’s best have backups of your WooCommerce site. Although we expect the update process to go smoothly, we can’t always predict the outcome — especially if you’re using a lot of custom code, plugins from third
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