Backing up your website it's a must. Period.

Already, even you cannot back-up your website from the WordPress Admin Dashboard, there are free plugins on WordPress Plugins Repository that will fulfill those gaps.

But be careful how many plugins you install, and also take a close look at the source, and always stick with trusted websites only.

Whatever WordPress backup plugin you choose, please don’t store your backups on the same server as your website. Just don’t!

How can you suffer for not having a back-up?

Why back-up is important?

The obvious answer will be: for your own good and protection. I mean your site’s good and protection.

I’m mesmerized by the number of active users lately (approx. 4.57 billion), but they aren’t all good, because there are hackers out there waiting for you to make a move, to take a bad decision.

Backing up your site can save you from troubles. Whatever happens to your site, the data will be available to you.

Let’s say, for example, you have made some customization through your site, and disaster happens.

Without having a back-up, means that you need to remember those customizations that you’ve made because all your work will be deleted. Gone, goodbye!

Unless you back-up your site!

And allow me to tell you this, consider the back-up as a security move.  In case, just in case a disaster happens.

WordPress Back-up Plugins

Best 5 free WordPress Back-up Plugins

Based on active installations, and reviews.

All these plugins that I’m about to show you are FREE and can be found on the WordPress Plugins Repository. But to save you from troubles, for each plugin, you can access its link by clicking on it. I kept in mind when I made this list, reviews, and active installations.

For the better, for the good

And the back-up plugins are as following:


  •  Back up your files, content, and database and save it to a downloadable file or off-site storage, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Amazon S3

  • Restore backups from the WordPress Admin

  • Incremental backups that decrease server load by only backing up changes

  • Site migrations


  • Pull down a live site to localhost for development

  • Transfer a WordPress site from one host to another

  • Manually backup a WordPress site or parts of a site

  • Duplicate a live site to a staging area or vice versa


  • WordPress XML Export

  • Check and repair Database

  • Backups in zip, tar, tar.gz format (needs gz, ZipArchive)

  • Generate a file with installed plugins


  • Database backups encryption

  • Auto backup WordPress core, themes, and plugins

  • Unused images cleaner

  • WordPress Multisite backup


  • You can send your site backups to SFTP, Dropbox, Amazon, and other locations

  • You can create backups manually or automatically

  • XCloner enables you to automatically generate backups with the built-in cron script.

  • XCloner allows you to generate custom backups of any WordPress site

P.S.: To access any of these plugins, just click on the number of installations, and you will be redirected to the official WordPress Plugins Repository.

Back-up your site before a disaster happens!

Do you perform a back-up on a regular basis for your site?

Care to share?

We hope that this list helped you pick the best WordPress backup plugin for your needs.