Is anyone willing to provide step by step specific instructions on how to backup and restore a wordpress website? The instructions should be written so someone who is completely unfamiliar with Wordpress and computers could complete the task. This would be a tremendous asset to all Wordpress users and we would be extremely grateful for your contribution. Thank you in advance.
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You could always refer to the Wordpress or Godaddy (if managed Wordpress) docs.......
https://uk.godaddy.com/help/restore-your-site-9187 (managed Wordpress)
And there is a huge amount of other links for this.
That's great. I will. Thank you. What is "Managed Wordpress?" I have never heard that term before. Just wanted to know how the term "Managed Wordpress" came into existence, what is it? What is the difference between managed and unmanaged?
I decided to go with a plugin named "WP-DBManager" as the backup utility and then do the following:
1. Download the entire “wp-content” folder off your server. This folder is the heart of your WordPress site.
2. In your root directory which is usually public_html, download a copy of your .htaccess, robots.txt and wp-config.php files.
3. Go to your back-up folder and download a copy of that database file.
4. Last but not least, go back into your WordPress dashboard and go to Tools > Export and download your WordPress XML file that contains your content, posts and pages.
This will help a lot. Thanks for the advice. Now I'm going to put it all to the test.