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We’ll be uploading one of Elementor’s latest templates, the portfolio site template. The first step is to back up the site with all its pages, data, plugins and themes. There are some great plugins out there, such as UpDraft and BackUp-Buddy that can do all this. We prefer to use BackWPUp

After the installation, you’ll need to set up a job. To do that go to the BackWPUp tab, select Add New Job and name it. You can easily reduce the archive name string by removing the hour, minute and seconds. Make sure that your backup is stored in a folder. 

You can use the default settings or read through the lists of options and decide what you want or don’t want to back up. Bear in mind that it would probably be best not to back up unnecessary data that will take up space and slow us down. There’s no point backing up things like the themes or plugins that we’ll never use on the site, so it’s best to just mark them to be excluded from the backup. 

Make sure that you choose the option to store your backup in a zip file, run the application and that’s it. Once you’ve finished creating a backup file, go into your backup library and download it. Then we’ll take the downloaded file, drag and drop it into the Localwindow and watch as it automatically loads up our backup.

Now we have a backup of our entire WordPress account installed on our Local staging environment.