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    Export XML backup file from WP dashboard

    I disabled a WP plugin by mistake. I didn't notice the effect on my website until after I had uploaded several blog posts. Now, I don't want to restore the whole website myself to fix the plugin -because I will lose my blog posts.

    My first step towards repairing the website was to export a XML backup file of my blog posts to my desktop. 

    I don't know how to reconnect the WP plugin. I intend to seek Godaddy Pro services for help with that. I also would not know how to import the XML backup file if the plugin repair simply involves restoring the whole website (as the easiest and most cost-effective solution), but I can provide the development pro who works on my website with the XML backup of my blog posts. 

    Is this a plan? Anyone with experience with my issue as I outlined above is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Super User III
    Super User III

    Re: Export XML backup file from WP dashboard



    The XML file is just the content, not the actual file structure of your website. So....

    1) You could export the XML, then restore from a backup and then import the XML which should get you posts back.


    I recommend using the date feature on the export so you only get the content you need.


    Also if you aren't already I would look at https://prosites.godaddy.com - this is free with your GoDaddy account and includes daily backups of any sites hosted on GoDaddy. 


    Finally depending on the plugin, perhaps you just need to re-enable the plugin / re-install it

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