Using BackUp WordPress to Import a Live Website
The BackUpWordPress plugin will back up your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you. BackUpWordPress is free and can be found in the WordPress repository.
To get started login to your live WordPress dashboard. Go to Plugins > Add New. Type in the search BackUpWordPress.
Install and activate the plugin. After the activation you will see a Backups under the Tools menu item in the left menu, click this menu item.
You are now on the BackUpWordPress >> option page. There are additional options available to you here, but we are going to select the "Complete Weekly" tab and then the "Run now" link.
After the backup has completed you will be presented with a list item with a download link. Download the Archive file to your Desktop.
Select the "
Export, import or share a website." option and click the [ Next > ] button
Select the "
Import an existing WordPress website archive." option and click the [ Next > ] button
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.
Click the [ Next > ] to complete the import and [ Next > ] again to be presented with a link to the website.