How to Back Up Your WordPress Avada Theme Website

If you run a WordPress blog or website, you’re in luck because the platform provides several methods for backing up your content. In this article, we’ll teach you the simplest and most effective strategies for backing up your website or blog.

Back Up Your Theme’s Backup Files

WordPress gives you the option to either upgrade your theme’s license to a more premium version or purchase the Avada theme which is completely open source. The advantage of this approach is that you have the freedom to study the code and make changes as needed without shelling out any cash.

If you decide to go this route, make sure to create a back up of your WordPress website’s content first. We’ll discuss how to do this below.

Create A WordPress Backup

A WordPress backup is a copy of your entire WordPress site’s content, including all of your data, the appearance, and the functionality. To create a backup, visit your dashboard and click on the wrench icon to the right of the WordPress banner. This will bring up a settings menu, where you can select the options for your backup. Make sure to select the option to back up your database, containing all of your content and settings.

Click on the button to continue. You’ll now be brought to a configuration page for WordPress backups. Here you can select the frequency of your backups and whether or not to include a single backup file or multiple files in your archive (for those who use a CD or DVD).

Once you’ve made these selections, click on the button to continue. You’ll now be brought to the confirmation screen. Make sure to click on the Backup Now button to trigger the creation of your backup.

How to Restore A WordPress Blog

In case you ever need to restore a WordPress blog or website that you’ve previously backed up, you can do so from your dashboard. To begin, log in to your WordPress account and click on the wrench icon to the right of the WordPress banner to bring up the settings screen. Here you can select the option to Restore a Back Up.

From this screen you can click on the button to continue to the confirmation screen. Make sure to click the Restore button to complete the process.

Back Up Your WordPress Content Manually

It’s always a good idea to back up your content manually. This can be done by exporting your content from your WordPress site, one article at a time, and then importing this content into a new WordPress installation. However, this is a very tedious and time-consuming process that not all experts find pleasant.

Thankfully, there is an easier and more recommended way. If you run a WordPress site or blog, you can use the built-in tool, WP-DBmanager, to export your entire database of content into a single.sql file. This file can then be uploaded into a new WordPress installation and will bring all of your content with it.

The catch is that you have to have PHPMyAdmin, a web-based MySQL administration tool, installed on your server. You can get this from your control panel or, if you’re running a dedicated server, your hosting provider might provide it to you as part of your package. If you don’t have access to MySQL or PHPMyAdmin, you can use a free hosting service like WordPress.com to get started with a blog or site. However, this will not provide you with the ability to back up your content manually. You’ll have to find a different way to do so.

Let’s get to the good stuff now… When you log in to your WordPress dashboard, you’ll see a screen that looks like this:

From this screen you can click on the button to bring up the WordPress Codex, the platform’s documentation. Here you’ll find all the instructions you need to know in order to install and use WordPress efficiently.

Useful Commands For WP-DBmanager

If you decide to use WordPress-DBmanager to export your database of content, you’ll need to know a few useful commands. These are as follows:

  • To begin, type wpdbman and hit enter
  • You’ll then be brought to the WordPress-DBmanager homepage
  • Click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the screen to bring up the settings page
  • On the settings page, click on the database tab
  • Now you can either choose to manually enter your database information or use the one provided by WordPress
  • Type wp and hit enter to bring up the WordPress menu
  • Click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the screen to bring up the settings page
  • On the settings page, click on the general tab
  • Type export and press enter
  • You’ll be brought to a screen that lists all of your installed WordPress themes
  • Click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the screen to bring up the settings page
  • On the settings page, click on the database tab
  • Here you can choose which of your WordPress themes you want to export
  • If you decide to export all of your themes, type all in the search box and press enter
  • You’ll then be brought to a page that lists all of your installed WordPress themes and their settings
  • Click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the screen to bring up the settings page
  • On the settings page, click on the database tab
  • Here you can choose which of your WordPress themes you want to export

Using these commands will help you export all of the content from your WordPress site, one article at a time, into a single.sql file. It’s a good idea to back up your content regularly using a tool like WP-DBmanager. This way, you’ll always have a recent backup available in case something goes wrong. It’s also a good idea to go through your archives and delete any content that you don’t need anymore. You can restore individual articles from this.sql file at any time.