Using BackWPUp to Import a Live Website

The BackWPUp plugin can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more. BackWP Up is free and can be found in the WordPress repository.

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To get started login to your live WordPress dashboard. Go to Plugins > Add New. Type in the search Duplicator.

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Install and activate the plugin. After the activation you will see a BackWPup menu item in the left menu, click this menu item. Next click the  "Add New Job" link. And change the "Archive Format" to Zip and set the Job Destination.

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Then select the Jobs link and hover over the new job you created and click the "Run now" link.

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Click on the Dashboard and over on the far right will be a "Download" link, click to download your archive to your Desktop.

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Open DesktopServer

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Select the " Export, import or share a website." option and click the [ Next > ] button

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Select the " Import an existing WordPress website archive." option and click the [ Next > ] button

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Click the [ ... ] to browse and find the archive. Enter the "Site Name"

You can use the default "Site Root" or change it by clicking the [ Browse ] button

*Customize scrubbing options checkbox allows you to review the scrubbing rules and change them if you need too. This option can be skipped in most cases.

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Click the [ Next > ] to complete the import and [ Next > ] again to be presented with a link to the website.