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 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. 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. 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.
The WordPress backup plugin provides two different functionality options. The first is the regular ‘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 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. You will then see a screen where you can select one or more WordPress plugins.
Click on the button 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. 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.