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September 2014 WordPress Meet-Up

Backing up your WordPress website

Could you recover your WordPress website if it was lost due to a hardware failure, hacked, or corrupted during an update or plugin install? Having reliable automated backups can make the difference between taking 10 minutes to restore your site, and needing to do a complete site rebuild that may take a week or more. This presentation will look at the many options and plugins for backing up your WordPress site including backing up to Amazon S3.

Presented by Rick Radko of R-Cubed Design Forge.


6:00 - General announcements

6:05 - Presentation(s)

7 ish - Questions

7:30 - Open help session "Happiness Bar" - get answers to your WordPress questions.

8:00 - Adjourn

Meeting Details:


We have a private space downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

We're working on a new downtown location for the regular monthly meetings of the meetup since we've outgrown the libraries.  As we have not settled on a new location yet, this meeting will at the James Street Pub.  We have a private space in the basement to keep the meeting separate from the regular bar patrons. (This will not be our regular location.)

No donations for this meeting!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

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  • Steve P.

    A recently launched website I thought I would share: This is a fully custom wordpress theme. I don't know too many other theme/plugin developers so at the next meet up feel free to say hi! Would be great to meet some more people who do similar work. Lot's of problem solving that had to be done by myself with this project.

    2 · September 14, 2014

  • Noemie L. C.

    There is no space for me :( I guess you snooze you loose. I would love a recap of the WP backup plug in options that will be presented tonight. Someone please send me some tips at [masked]. Thank you!

    September 3, 2014

  • Jordan St J.

    Anyone have problems upgrading to WP 4.0 with respect to Post Name Permalinks breaking?

    September 5, 2014

    • Jordan St J.

      # BEGIN WordPress

      <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

      # END WordPress

      September 5, 2014

    • Jordan St J.

      But everytime I switch to PostName.....boom!

      September 5, 2014

  • Natasha D

    Thanks Rick for the great presentation.

    September 4, 2014

  • Madelaine P.

    Thanks Rick for the very informative presentation.

    September 4, 2014

  • Shawn H.

    Great presentation Rick.

    September 4, 2014

  • Jim R.

    Excellent overview and open discussion on backup solution analysis.

    September 3, 2014

  • Jackson L.

    Great presentation Rick! Definitely learned a lot about WP Backup. Neat trick with the search engine cache, although it would probably take a long time to copy every page if your site has hundreds of pages. Oh and thanks again for giving me the 30 sec spotlight to share my upcoming workshop. In case those who missed it: Cheers!

    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Jordan St J.

    Great talk Rick, sorry for all the questions!

    September 3, 2014

  • Jordan St J.

    Great talk Rick, sorry for all the questions!

    September 3, 2014

  • Darcy

    Is there wifi at James?

    September 3, 2014

    • Rick R.

      HI Darcy, yes there is wifi.

      September 3, 2014

  • rickalexanderson

    With over 600 members and full meetups do you think we should start another group or focus groups ?

    September 3, 2014

  • Raymond

    This event seems to be full, but as an 'FYI', I'm a consultant who founded a marketing and publishing organization. If you seek advice on your website, please feel free to ask me via Skype rather than waiting to see me at a Meet-Up. You would add 'AgoraCosmopolite' onto your Skype contact list.

    September 3, 2014

  • Jamie O.

    I can't make it to the early part of session, but if anyone wants an in-person payment option for their spot for the WP Ottawa Golf Tournament ( please let me know. I could be downtown for just before 8 hopefully.

    We've got great prizes coming from, Theme Foundry, Elegant Themes and, particularly relevant in context of the topic for meetup this week - Delicious Brains - makers of Migrate DB Pro. Don't wait!

    August 30, 2014

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