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Maintain Versions

InstaWP allows you to keep track of the progress of your website's work using the Versions feature, which involves saving the current version in snapshot form and restoring it to its previous version if any issues arise. This ensures the possibility of quickly recovering from any unexpected problems, making it easier to keep your site running smoothly.

In this documentation, we will explore how to:

Save a Version
Add label to a Version
Restore a Version
Download a Version

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Note: This feature is available in Personal Yearly and above paid plans only. View Pricing here. If you are not logged in, use this link to view pricing.

Save a Version

InstaWP allows you to save a new version (snapshot) of your current website. To do that, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Sign In to your InstaWP account and you will navigate to its dashboard.

Step 2: Click on the Staging button from the top navigation bar.

Step 3: Click on the Three dots and select the Versions option from the dropdown list corresponding to the site for saving a new version.

A new modal window will slide from the right side of the interface providing you the option to save a new version of your website.

Step 4: Click on the Save New Version button.

You can see the saved version of your website with some additional options (i.e. restore, download file, or database) that you perform according to your preferences.

Add label to a Version

Once a version is saved, you can tag it using a label with some information to remember it by. Click on the Pencil icon right beside the saved version details to get started.

You can write a Tag name for your saved version such as “1stversion” or “NewVersion ”. Then, click on the Save button to save the tag name.

Restore a Version

InstaWP allows you to restore your WordPress site version if something goes wrong or for some reason, you want to switch back to an older version of the site.

Click on the Restore button under the saved version details.

A new modal window will appear asking your confirmation for restoring your site version, click on the Confirm button for that.

Then, you will navigate to your dashboard with a success message on your screen.

Download a Version

InstaWP also allows you to download a version of your website, including both the file and database, for a variety of purposes. This includes local troubleshooting, restoring on a remote machine, or keeping it for future reference.

Click on the Download File button under the saved version details. The downloaded file will be saved in zip format on your local computer.

You also have access to download your site’s saved version database in SQL format onto your local computer, by clicking on the Download Database button.

💡 Did you know - that you could also clone (make a version) your website by creating a replica of your existing website with all the content. Learn about cloning a site.

Updated on: 23/02/2024

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