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  • My blog was destroyed Friday and the site folks did a backup before it could be restored. They back up over previous backups.

    Now my dashboard is only the universal one and doesn’t have options for importing sql, xml, backup files. I managed to get some of that saved.

    I have also found a cached copy so I can recreate posts. But I can’t do any of this because I can’t get to a working dashboard. Where do I start?

    I am not technical enough to know by looking if my files are all correct, but wp.XX are all in the file manager, but when I try to link to WordPress I just get an error. I presume that the installation was undone, so where do I start with that?

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  • First of all determine a backup strategy where you don’t have to depend on someone else for backups. Read WordPress_Backups and if you don’t feel up to the task of managing your own backup, then consider using something like for your blog.

    Please note backing up your WordPress site encompasses backing up the program files, any uploads/images you might have stored, and the database.

    Now with those strong words behind us 😉

    What version of WordPress are you using? You might have to download that version from the release archive, unzip, and upload those files to your host.

    You might also consder joining the wp-pro email list and submitting a request for paid assistance.

    I still have the original download from the new installation a month ago… so I need to unzip them again and upload them once more? I was not able to get it active last time and left it to a tech who made an understandable error that was how it got junked.

    Whoever wrote those instructions that are supposed to be for anyone knows different people from me.

    I have joined and left a message at the wp-pro list.

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