What would you do if WordPress suddenly shuts down?

I just thought about this. What would you do if you can’t get to see my blog and other amazing blogs? 😢 because WordPress FINALLY shut down.

Published by Vincent Ehindero

A co-founder and CEO of High Foster. Vincent is a humorous guy that has a wonderful talent of blending growth secrets with relatable experiences. He is also a founder of a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing children and youths.

99 thoughts on “What would you do if WordPress suddenly shuts down?

  1. What would we do? I hope we would get some kind of warning to enable time to copy the posts or download them for future use. If it closes down then it closes down. I do not know of any alternative websites. I had a website on Wix but they refuse to support the protection of the website due to living in Egypt and they being Israeli. I then turned to WordPress and have been with them for a few years now. You have just given me a nudge to copy all my posts oh what a job that is going to be.

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    1. Yes. If we do get a warning, then we might have enough time for posts backup.

      But if it closes down suddenly, we might still find our way through.

      Wix? I don’t even love the whole idea of wix. I feel that WordPress is way much better.

      Wow! That happened to you? Because you live in Egypt and they being Israeli? I’m sorry that happened to you.

      😅😅it’s sure going to be a tough job to copy all your posts. If you want to do it, you can set a schedule. Maybe you can copy 5 posts in a day.

      That will be better.

      Thanks so much for dropping your thoughtful comment once again 🤗

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      1. WordPress is much better it has a community spirit. There is a back facility on WP but it is to restore a damaged website.

        Interesting thought to anything on the internet, if the whole plug is pulled what will happen to life?

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  2. It’s such a nice discussion about good topic. We will be given time for backup. But, it’s difficult to connect you all. Disaster!!!! Definitely, we search other blog platform. But, it takes much time to recover all the wordpressians.

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    1. Yes Kamal. We would sure be given time for backup, that is if WordPress is generous enough (which they are)

      I don’t even know of any other blog platform. I think blogger might be a good choice, but I still prefer WordPress

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  3. That would be sad. Because then I wouldn’t be able to read your wonderful blog or anybody elses

    But I would probably try to save as much as I could

    Wait are you trying to tell us that WordPress is shutting down or something? lol😂😂😂😂

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    1. Thanks 😊

      You are right. I haven’t even thought of that yet. Keeping email addresses for bloggers would be really nice.

      I think that’s the importance of making sure your blog has an email lists that you tell followers to sign up for, in case something like this happens

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  4. We come to depend on things- all things – what if the car stops working? I once had a refrigerator go out COMPLETELY and I had just filled it up with all our groceries! What if you lose your job?Or as you have asked Vincent – what if WordPress – a business I rely on, to run one of MY businesses..goes out? I use WordPress free for a blog and I use the paid version for a business – so I would have to SCRAMBLE. I Know i would FIND YOU… because you didn’t say GOOGLE went out 🙂 so thank GOD for that…. I would immediately investigate if it was temporary or permanent, then make a plan from there. It might take time to re-build my business website/blog. But if It could be done the first time, I could do it again. When the car breaks, we have it repaired. I went and bought a new refrigerator… When I lost my job, we discussed the options as a family and made decisions that would benefit us ALL. (I took a much lower paying job to have time to re-set my soul). It’s had to have savings, but anyone with a job should be SAVING just in case “WordPress” or any of the things we depend on “go out”. That way it’s a bit easier to handle. All the best to you for this wonderful thoughtful question!

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    1. I read your comment and I felt calm.

      We truly depend on things, and sometimes, we are always caught unawares if the things we depend on suddenly cut off.

      😅yeah. If google goes out, then I bet the world would lose its bearings for sometime. It would be very devastating if google goes out. Businesses will crash, SEO will crash, basically anything ONLINE will drop to a drastic lower level.
      I hope google won’t shut down.

      I love the way you explained that there’s always a way out for everything that happens.

      Thanks for the extremely valuable advice. Anyone with a job should start saving for future emergencies.

      Thanks so much Christy for the wonderful comment.

      Ps. You will get a much bigger and higher paying job soon. I believe ❤️and I will include you in my prayers also 🙏😊

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  5. Life would go on the way it did before I used WordPress. But knowing what life is like with WordPress, it would suck. I often wonder the same thing with FB and other social media platforms. People would probably jump to the next popular platform.

    Another question to ask could be, what would happen if we lost internet? I remember a time before internet. Things were simpler back then. There’s pros and cons to both internet and sans internet (no internet). I guess snail mail would still be an option. The biggest headache and hassle would be getting everyone’s addresses!

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    1. Yes, life will definitely go on. People can naturally adapt to situation and opt for the next solution.

      If there were no internet, then the quality of personal relationships will be felt. Seeing people face to face will establish a strong sense of connection.

      But for the introverts, lack of internet could ruin their own world.

      The biggest headache is truly getting everyone’s addresses. 😅😅I was born into the era of internet, so I can’t really say much about the experiences without internet 😅

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  6. Heyy Vincent! I mean, the reason we started blogging is to get our creative juices spill all over the place and for me it’s to bring laughter and happiness and positivity, if we can’t do that in WordPress form, then I’m super super sure that we’ll find something else like for example connecting with people in real life to do the same thing. And instead of reading other people’s thoughts we might interact with people like actually speaking, well, that’s what Imma do or that’s what I think I’m gonna do. How bout you?

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    1. Heyy Cookie girl!

      Yes, that’s the primary reason for majority of WordPress users- to bring laughter and happiness and positivity.

      Actually, you are right. Non existence of WordPress means quality and more personal interaction with people in real life.

      Well, about me, I will firstly sit down and think deep.
      Ask myself deep questions about the next step to take.

      And I will follow your idea of connecting with people in real life. I will do more of speaking and impacting people more with my voice than in written form.

      Just imagine if the whole internet shut down?!😂

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    2. Heyy Cookie girl!!

      Sorry, I wrote a long comment earlier, but there was an error in sending.

      Yes. The primary reason for starting WordPress is to bring laughter, happiness and positivity.

      Actually. I agree with your point.

      Well, about me, I will firstly sit down and think deeply.

      I will think about the next step to take.

      Then I will follow your idea of connecting with people in real life.

      I will connect more with my voice than my written content.

      What would you do if the whole internet shuts down?😂

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  7. It would be difficult for me.. bcoz I have just begun to use this and the people I meet here like you.. I will really miss em all in one place!
    And yeah this is literally a part of my life
    But if something like that happens, I would try my best to share my ideas in another..
    If that platform has supportive people like you!

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    1. Hey Aathmana!

      Me too. I just recently joined the world of blogging and I’ve met with wonderful people like you (who are good bakers also) 😋

      I wouldn’t want to miss touch with you!!❤️

      And also, what platforms can you think of that’s like the community of WordPress?

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  8. I’d be very sad, because I’m only new here and I want to keep a blog for the rest of my life and I find that WordPress is the best—very user friendly and has lots of amazing themes and awesome bloggers like you!

    but, there are other blogging sites out there, so I can give them a try. Always nice to try something new. I just hope WordPress would have like a site transfer support or something so you won’t have to be hassled in copying all your posts to the new site 😅

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    1. Me too 😔 to me, WordPress is actually the best! I so much love the wonderful and lovely blogging atmosphere created by awesome people like YOU!❤️❤️❤️👏🏽

      This community has opened my eyes to a lot of things and lots of people. Everyday, I’m grateful for the family I have on WordPress.

      Yes, but I don’t really know of any blogging sites that creates the family like community, like WordPress.

      I hear that blogger is also a good alternative. I tried it once, but compared to WordPress, blogger isn’t that so good😅

      Yes. I also hope so. I can’t copy and paste tens/hundreds of posts 😂

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      1. Awwe thanks!

        Yeah, me too I’m really happy and thankful for the WordPress family. 😊

        True! I actually tried Wix but I never got to try it out maximally because I thought it was too complicated. 😂 but I guess I’ll give it some time to try it again soon just to see if I’ll be comfortable with it.

        I had a tumblr blog before and it’s pretty cool too. But it’s really WordPress that I call home. ✨

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  9. ITs a very interesting thought you raise, Vincent. Another thing to add to my list of things to sort out. Some bloggers I know have already transitioned to other platforms. So, they are running more than one blog so to speak, which are packaged differently. I tend to agree, that despite the initial hiccup, we will all find each other again eventually.

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  10. Hopefully, this will never happen, however, a good reason to keep a backup of your blog(s). We writers are creative so I feel most would find another platform. I already have my poetry on other sites.

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  11. Just like TikTok didn’t mean extinction of cringe. End of WordPress wouldn’t mean death of good content. None of the people I know irl follow my blog. I put up my posts as WhatsApp stories to let them know what I think. Plus, Blogger, Instagram, etc are there. But, no way we’ll let WordPress die.

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      1. It was Janmashtami. I have posted a quote too. You should read about Krishna.
        A lot of great topics are abound in my head, and notebook. But time and energy.
        It kills me. Insomnia. That is a problem too.

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      2. Don’t cry. I don’t think bout mí beloved. I get random thoughts like I giving a great speech. It’s not anxiety of speech which keeps me awake but the passion of speaking. Been a long time given a speech or had a debate.

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