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Backup Restore turns carriage returns to literal strings

I tried backing up and restoring my WP site to a different location. Inside the backup SQL file the posts contain HTML with carriage returns escaped: \\r\\n However after the restore, these now ...
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How to back up and up date a site to a newer version?

Does anyone know the exact steps of how to back up an entire site and update the site to a newer version of WordPress. My client's site hasn't been updated in over 2 years due to previous self-host ...
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How to fully backup a WordPress site?

I want to take a full backup of a WordPress website regularly (manual or automatic), including files, database, etc. how to achieve this?
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I have a WordPress 4.6 database dump – how do I use it in a new install?

My site was hacked (hadn't updated). I am unsuccessfully hunting for my last backup, but I do have a database dump. However, it appears the table names have changed from wp_ to wpen_ Is there a way I ...
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Do I need a backup plugin if I'm already backing up via cPanel?

Do I need to bother using a database/file backup plugin if I'm already backing up my entire site using cPanel (WHM)? Is there a disadvantage either way or are two different tasks at play?
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Broken link to theme asset after restoring backup

Restoring site's backup, results in not loading sites asset e.g. style.css and .js files. I checked the site and notice the link to theme asset: site.com%20/wp-content/themes/themename/style.css as ...
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Backing up and restoring multiple sites efficiently

We are offering complete website backup and restore services once per month to our clients. 90% of the sites are WordPress but hosted in a variety of hosting facilities with varying access (some ...
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How to regularly backup and update WordPress website with lot of images?

I am designing a website where users can upload images through user submitted content plugin. As you can see by now this means huge amount of uploads each week, probably. My question is: How can I ...
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Broken image links in media library after restore

I have just reinstalled a fresh version of WordPress (4.6.1) on a multisite (network) install after my website was compromised. Luckily, I had a backup from a few months ago lying around thanks to the ...
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How can I make revisions more extensive?

First I must apologize as I am only using WordPress out of necessity and so may not be very well versed in the proper terminology. I have a site where WordPress serves mainly as a CMS for a pair of ...
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Can I roll back WP Install but keep my newer database?

My transition to 4.6.1 has been hellish and I'd like to go back until I have time to code my way round the issues it causes. The trouble is I've had the site live for a day and user interactions have ...
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Zip all (original) images from media gallery

I like to know if there is already a solution or workaround to zip all images which were uploaded to a WordPress installation. (But only the original images, not the thumbnails.) Are there internal ...
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How to backup my site and restore my wordpress site

My site, http://www.forerunnerintl.org is down hard. It looks like a problem with Wordpress. I want to back up my posts, etc. and then wipe everything and restore it to a fresh wordpress instance. ...
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Delete and perform a fresh install of WordPress

I have a blog page on my site, and after several people tried to help fix a problem it has gotten to the point that I get a lot of errors. I am looking to delete my blog I reinstall it again, ...
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Cannot restore wordpress database from sql dump [closed]

I used backpup plugin to backup my wordpress mu database : /*!40101 SET @OLD_CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT=@@CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */; /*!40101 SET @OLD_CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS=@@CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS */;...
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How to Backup and Transfer Everything to Another WordPress Site?

After doing much research, I give up and finally decided to ask this question here. I have created a WordPress Theme locally on my computer, and I want to transfer everything (database, posts, pages, ...
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How to remove symlink from folder

I have a WordPress installation on a bad server that I want to migrate. I tried to make a backup via some WordPress plugins, but it was taking forever, generating an enormous zip file. I asked help ...
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Copy Wordpress to new directory

I have a wordpress site up and running on mydomain.com/wordpress1/ When I create a new installation of wordpress on mydomain.com/wordpress2/ it starts up and runs fine, creating a brand new database (...
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Restore large number of permanently deleted posts

One of our users permanently deleted a lot of content - about 600 posts and pages on a site with several thousand posts. We have a backup of the database before this happened but can't just replace ...
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Find/ascertain latest wordpress db from multiple database copies

I have multiple WordPress (v3.92) cloned databases. I do not know which one is the newest. How to ascertain which copy/clone of the database is the latest just from the database copy only.
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Best way to move a site to a subfolder for testing purposes?

I have to make several changes to a website, and I'm willing to setup a copy of the current one on a subdirectory, on the same server. I.E. if my site is www.example.com, what I'm trying to do is to ...
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Is WooCommerce updates for WordPress necessary? [closed]

Hi guys I have 2 notifications for WooCommerce currently! 1) - WooCommerce Data Update – We need to update your store's database to the latest version. 2) - WooCommerce plugin update to version ...
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Issues copying site into local machine

I am working on a Wordpress site that is stored on a goDaddy server. I want to migrate a copy (backup) of the site on my local machine so that I could edit the php files without changing with the ...
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Is it possible to create a Wordpress backup by simply copying it?

Is it possible to create a Wordpress backup by simply copying all its files somewhere else? Will everything then be the same if I copy them back? (Background: I have a Wordpress site which was hacked,...
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How to Add Back Buttons to Web Pages [closed]

I would like to add "back buttons" to every page in my Wordpress site..and I'd like it to appear at the top of each page. How do I code that and where is it placed on the page code? thank you, Lori
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What is the correct way to update both WP/plugins/themes without breaking the site?

We seem to get Wordpress core updates/plugin updates/theme updates thick and fast and usually every day. When managing a third party Wordpress, what is the best procedure to stay secure and have a ...
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Edit page's “Restore the backup” link does nothing

Every now and then WP logs me out and a pop-up requires me to log back in. After this happens and I am back in, I try to save some changes to a page I'm working on, but there is an error like "Are you ...
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Restose content from revisions - sql query

How i can restore all posts to the closest revision to a particular date via sql query?
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Duplicated WordPress Site STILL Linked to Old Site

I have WordPress site 1 on domain1.com. I copied WordPress site 1 to WordPress site 2 on domain2.com (database and files). Both WordPress sites have their independent database names/usernames/...
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How do I passively back-up my Wordpress websites on a frequent basis? [closed]

I once had a Wordpress that completely went broke after just updating Wordpress itself. The theme wasn't compatible yet. Glad I had a back-up, with a loss of 2 weeks of development.. Ever since I'm ...
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get backup file from wordpress database in x days

I have a wordpress website with so many posts and custom fields located in meta table. What I have to do is to make backup from each 30 days (for posts and postsmeta table) and append it to my last ...
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What happens if I overwrite the current wp_options table with a backup from a week ago?

I have a rather silly situation. I tried this query UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = 'a:0:{}' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins'; which disabled all my plugins. I was testing some issues on ...
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How to change Parent Themes in Child Theme CSS

I am confused as to how I'm supposed to switch parent themes in my child theme css. Right now my website protovest.com is using responsive theme but I want to change it to a theme called tesseract. ...
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Inactive Plugin Files

One of my plugins have some files that are inactive. I did some googling and found out that this is caused by editing files while the plugin is still active. OOPS, guilty. I then deactivated and ...
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WordPress and automated MySQL backups to a different host

I'm having the following setup. A development computer in my local network and a production server with a real internet domain. Developing the PHP/CSS files on my dev computer for my theme is handled ...
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Best method to upgrade WordPress and Plugins

I'm wondering what is the best method to upgrade WordPress, is it the "One Click" method or "Manual" update. I've used both methods, part of my process is to first test upgrades on my local machine ...
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Auto Update fail time my external folder deleted

We have use some code action using wordpress root on external folder with code files. Now wordpress auto update allow on backend now my update fails thats time my directory deleted. So how to access ...
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How to replace a wordpress installation in root directory with another in a subdirectory?

Someone with a wordpress site in lets say www.thess.com asked me to change the theme, so i thought it would be safer to first create a second wordpress installation in lets say www.thess.com/welcome ...
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The safest way to automate WordPress backups

I'm running over 20+ sites on a Linux shared cloud environment. At present, my hosting company performs daily, offsite backups. However, these are only kept for 30 days. This works great, but what ...
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version control for wordpress? (wordpress folder and database at same time)

I am familiar with version control to some extent. I have been using git and github for school purposes. Now when I use wordpress it makes sense that I can use git when developing on my local ...
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How does the WXR file differ from the WPDB?

I'm looking to make it so an administrator can do a complete backup of a WordPress website with the click of a button in the administration pages. In doing so, I figure the code would need to backup /...
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SQL error on restoring database

I am running a database backup -- a 7 MB SQL -- using the phpMyAdmin Import function -- and getting an error, whose text doesn't really show where the problem is. MySQL said: Documentation #1064 - ...
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Why isn't my imported database showing up? install.php pops up and adds new tables to the database

I imported my live sites sql backup into xampp. I have named the new DB 'wordpress' and configured wp-config with db-name 'wordpress', user 'root', pw ''. Then I went to localhost/wordpress and it ...
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Why are no posts showing despite my apparently correct DB restoration?

I restored a backup to MySQL using the phpMyAdmin Import feature. When I browse the DB in phpMyAdmin, I see that my posts are there. But in Wordpress, I only see the default out-of-the-box welcome ...
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Backing up Wordpress database and files

I've tried a few third party plugins for backing up my site, with some working well and others not so much, so I'm trying out backing up the site manually. Is there anything I'm missing here or is ...
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Backed up site on localhost affecting live site

I used BackupBuddy to make a copy of a website I'm working on and then used MAMP (Windows) to recreate the site on my localhost so I could work on it. I must have done something wonky because now the ...
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Store partial database to an archive database time to time

As the community knows me that I'm not a PHP Developer by core, but trying to be one. With the company I'm working, I developed many WordPress powered News Portals, where- They publish at least 30 - ...
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Copy site from one multisite to another

I have a live multisite and a development version of the live multisite. The top level sites are different, but all the other sites are (or more accurately, will be) the same. I need to export one of ...
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How to perform WordPress backups using wp-cli?

I am relatively new to working with WordPress, but I am very comfortable with, and prefer to use the command line. I need to backup WordPress before performing a version upgrade. I came across wp-cli ...
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what to backup (for partial restore)??

My site has hacked three times, and as forced by host provider, now there is no option in front of me, except restoring a healthy backup for around 3 weeks ago. (Hacker had created a backdoor in my ...