How to Restore a WordPress Backup with Duplicator
As we continue our series on the WordPress Duplicator plugin for WordPress, we will now show you how to restore a WordPress Backup. This can be used to migrate your site to a new server, make a copy of your site for testing, or restore your site after a problem occurs. First, you must create a database then upload the installer file and archive. Then, you can navigate to the installer page and begin the restoration.
Restore WordPress Backup
- Log into your cPanel.
- Create a database, database user, and password. Be sure to save this for later use.
- Upload the Installer and Archive files to the document root of your website.
- In a browser, enter your website address then add /installer.php to the end of the address. Such as: example.com/installer.php
- You will see the Duplicator menu come up. Click the terms & notices link to read them.
- Check the box to confirm that you read and accept the terms and notices. Then, click the Next button.
- You will then be on the Install Database page, enter the database information you setup in Step 2 then click the Test Database button.
- When you see a "Success" message, click the Next button.
- An install confirmation message will pop-up and ask if you want to "Run installer with these settings." Click the Yes button.
- The Duplicator plugin will display your site Title, URL, and installation Path. Verify they are correct and make any changes if necessary.
- Click the Next button.
- Once your site has been installed, click the Admin Login button
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
- You will see a message stating "This site has been successfully migrated!" Click the link to Remove Installation Files Now!
Congratulations, now you know how to restore a WordPress Backup with the Duplicator plugin!
‹Section 2: How to Backup WordPress to File with Duplicator
›Section 4: How to View your WordPress Server Settings with Duplicator