How to Export and Import a WordPress Site (3 Best Methods)

Are you looking to export a WordPress site? Perhaps you want to create a full site backup or move your content to a new server or web host. If you’re not an experienced developer, this process might seem challenging.

Fortunately, exporting your WordPress website isn’t too complicated. Tech-savvy users can get the job done with Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) and phpMyAdmin. Beginners, and really anyone looking to save time and effort, can handle the export and import process quite easily using a tool like Jetpack VaultPress Backup.

Let’s look at why you might want to export and import a WordPress site. Then, we’ll show you three different methods you can choose between. 

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How to Install WordPress the Right Way: 4 Methods Explained

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS), used by more than 40 percent of all known websites. If you’re interested in its user-friendly interface, open-source philosophy, and extensive customization options, you might be considering installing and using WordPress for your new website. 

There are a few different ways to install WordPress. These methods range from choosing a hosting provider that will handle the process for you, to manually installing the software and configuring it yourself. 

In this article, we’ll explain how to install WordPress in four different ways. We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions you might have about the installation process. Let’s get started!

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How to Upload a Video to WordPress & Add it to a Page or Post

There are many reasons you may want to upload a video in WordPress. Whether you’re a professional videographer or a food blogger with an amateur cooking show, you’ll need a simple way to post audiovisual content on your site. 

There are a couple of different ways you can add a video to a WordPress page or post. You could embed one from a video hosting service like Jetpack VideoPress or upload and add it directly from your site’s hosting server. Each method has its pros and cons, which we’ll cover in more detail in our tutorial. 

In this post, we’ll go over the various ways you can upload a video to your WordPress Media Library. Then we’ll walk you through adding a video to a post or page. Finally, we’ll discuss some frequently asked questions related to videos on WordPress. 

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How to Update Your WordPress Theme (Without Losing Anything)

Although WordPress themes are typically well-coded, they need regular updates to patch security vulnerabilities and introduce new features. But if you’ve made a lot of customizations to your theme, you might worry that updating it will cause you to lose all of your hard work.

Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to update your WordPress theme without losing anything. Backing up your site, using a child theme, and testing any changes in a staging environment can help you preserve your settings. Then, you can easily update the theme from your WordPress dashboard, cPanel, or using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

In today’s guide, we’ll explore the importance of updating your WordPress theme. Then, we’ll explain the best methods to do this while maintaining any theme customizations. Let’s get to work!

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How to Fix Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) on WordPress

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing game without an instruction manual. There’s much more to optimization than just adding keywords into your content. Search engines like Google also take into account indicators of a quality, safe web experience — like how fast your site loads, how easy it is for visitors to interact with it, and more. 

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) is a metric used by Google to measure how much a web page rearranges as it loads. A site that moves significantly — causing users to click the wrong link or have trouble reading content — provides a bad user experience and is frowned upon by Google. 

Reviewing your site’s CLS score and other Core Web Vitals can help you identify ways to improve its overall health and, in turn, boost your rankings!

This article will explain the causes of CLS, why you should minimize it, and some methods to reduce it. 

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What Are WordPress Plugins? How to Use and Install Them

If you use WordPress to build and manage your website, you know about its powerful built-in features and ease of use. But did you know that you can add extra functionality and power up your website by using plugins?    

We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you navigate the world of plugins. Read on as we explore what WordPress plugins are and answer common questions about how to find, use, and install the perfect ones for your site. 

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Vulnerabilities Found in the 3DPrint Premium Plugin

The premium version of the WordPress plugin 3DPrint is vulnerable to Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and directory traversal attacks when the file manager functionality is enabled. These vulnerabilities allow an attacker to delete or get access to arbitrary files and directories on the affected sites, including sensitive files like the site configuration files, which again could lead to a full site takeover.

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How to Clean Up and Optimize Your WordPress Database

Your WordPress database contains all of your site’s essential content, including comments, posts, pages, and revisions. But this database can get bloated over time, slowing down your website and harming its loading times. This can frustrate your visitors and make the WordPress admin dashboard slower to use. 

Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to clean up your database. You can automate the process using a WordPress database optimization plugin like WP-Optimize. Alternatively, if you’re more experienced, you could use phpMyAdmin to have complete control over the process. 

In this post, we’ll explain how to clean up and optimize your WordPress database to boost your site’s performance. Then, we’ll wrap up with some frequently asked questions. Let’s get started!

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Jetpack 11.6

Jetpack 11.6 – Update to the Form Block and more

With Jetpack 11.6, we added new features to the Form Block and our SEO tools, together with several other improvements and bug fixes for a better Jetpack experience.

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How to Defer Parsing of JavaScript in WordPress

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Most websites use it to create more dynamic experiences for visitors. Critical features like contact forms and site analytics are just a couple of ways JavaScript is put into practice on a daily basis. Unfortunately, while it’s highly useful, all of this code has the potential to slow down your site. 

Deferring parsing of JavaScript (also just called, “deferring JavaScript”) means telling your site to load your non-essential JavaScript code last. This simple tweak can improve your page loading times and overall performance, depending on the number of scripts your website uses.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly what parsing is and what deferring involves. We’ll also discuss how deferring JavaScript can benefit your site and show you how to do it. Finally, we’ll wrap up with some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address any remaining doubts. 

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