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Restore a Site in Pressable using the Automated Restore Tool

Category: TroubleShooting | Last modified: January 27, 2023

No matter how experienced you are with WordPress, there come times when things just break – it could be from a bad plugin update or a line of code that you just couldn’t track down. If it’s not a quick fix or easy to troubleshoot, the fastest and easiest way to resolve it is to restore the WordPress site. That is exactly why we have backups!

Restoring a site using these backups just got way easier on Pressable with the Automated Tool. The steps involved in this process are outlined here –

Visit the site’s settings page, which can be accessed by clicking on the site name from the Dashboard. Once here, you can navigate to the Backups & Restores Tab as shown in the image below.

From this tab, you can select the date and time for each, the Filesystem and the Database from the dropdown.

You can choose to restore just the Files or the DB, or both. Once you have the timestamps selected, click on the Restore button

Note: During a restore, your site will be set in maintenance mode and will be inaccessible for the duration of the restore, which can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of your site. The Restore tab is also not accessible during the process.

You will receive an email when the restore attempt is finished and can track your restores from the same tab at the bottom.

Once the restore is complete, verify frontend and backend to check that everything working as expected and to ensure that your issue/s are resolved.

Please note that restoring a site is an irreversible process and you are recommended to take a backup or make a note of the latest available backup of your Database and/or Files before running a restore. Also, when restoring the database, changes or data will be lost from the point of the chosen backup timestamp.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can reach out to our Support Team!