How & Why to Back Up Your Imported Content

You have set up your feed sources and started to import content from them, either as feed items or as posts.

Now, some sources are not working or something has gone wrong on your site and you no longer have access to the imported content. What can you do to get them back or start over? Do you have to set them up all from scratch?

This is what we are trying to prevent. 

Having a backup (export) of your import content will help you in case any of this actually happens.

How to Keep a Backup

Export Your Feed Items

Since WP RSS Aggregator's Feed Items are a WordPress custom post type, you can export them at any time using the WordPress export feature.

Once you have saved this backup somewhere on your computer, or even on your server, you can import it into any site and have the same exact feed items imported in one click.

This is explained step-by-step here.

Export Your Posts

When using the Feed to Post add-on, you are importing content into WordPress posts (or any other custom post type), so you can export them at any time using the WordPress export feature.

Once you have saved this backup somewhere on your computer, or even on your server, you can import it into any site and have the same exact posts you had at the time of export.

This is explained step-by-step here.

Back Up Your Entire Site

Apart from backing up your feed sources, it's a great idea to back up your entire WordPress site in the case that something goes horribly wrong (not with WP RSS Aggregator, but in general).

For this, we recommend using a backup service such as BlogVault. Read about it here.

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