Backup Yola Site?

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Is there a way to back up your website just in case your site loses info or gets deleted? Is it possible to upload it back to yola's site builder?
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Hi John,

You could try the Download Site feature. This is in place for users who want to download their site and then upload to another server. When a site is downloaded it will be in zipped format, this means that it is not possible to view the site unless it is uploaded to a server that supports PHP. This is most likely not what you are wanting to do. For someone to view your site it will need to be published and they will need your URL.

The other option, if you need the website saved on a disk, would be to save each of the pages individually, somewhat like images. If you did this you wouldn't be able to view your site as it would normally function on the Internet, such as navigating between pages, clicking on links, and scrolling up and down a page, but it would give you a way to show the pages of your site without the site being published, or the viewer needing an Internet connection.

If this is something you would like to do:

1. Right click on your home page
2. Click Save Page As
3. Give the file a name, location (such as a disk or desktop), and depending on your system you will choose Web Archive or Completed Web Page
4. The page will now be a saved file
5. You will need to repeat this process for each page of your site that you want saved

Another option would be to take a screen shot of each of your pages saving as an image to your disk.

This may not be exactly what you had in mind, but we're hoping these suggestions will help you.

It's not possible to upload it back to the site builder.

Here is a link to another thread that discusses backing up your site: you may find some useful information there.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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I can't seem to find the site download feature in the new sitebuilder?
Best regards
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Hi Angela

This thread is a year old. We have since removed this feature. If you really need to download your website, we have kept a workaround that you can use:

  1. Open the site that you would like to download, in the Sitebuilder.

  2. Paste the following snippet into the URL bar (erasing what is already there)
    javascript:void((new ide.requests.actions.downloadSite()).send({site:ide.user.getSite()}))

When you hit ENTER, the site will start to download to your computer.
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I have tried this, but to no avail - nothing happens when I hit enter. Please see screenshot
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Angela Spencer

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As a matter of interest, what format will the resulting file be in?
Many thanks
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Ok, thanks for the tips :D
Ill see what i can come up with.
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I know sites that go through some bad times.
They lose blog information, like comments or the article itself. Sometimes, the creators of those sites talk about backups that, depending on the last time they were made, get all saved information back to the site.

Is that possible on Yola? I'm making my own site, and backups is one of the things I'm most worried about.
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Hi TiagoJ7 - thank you for your request and this is something we are considering offering in the future.
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I'm wanting backups too, I'm coming from yahoo small business and looking to pay a hosting company with an easy WYSIWYG editor. Why don't YOLA or some of these freenium sites include it in the paid plans?
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While you cannot backup your site, we certainly do multiple back ups of all our site data and we are in a position to restore all our customers sites simultaneously and quickly in the event of something unforeseen going wrong.

I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance, please let us know.
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I would also add that you can easily download all of your website assets from your File Manager into one zip file by following the steps below.

Click on Site > Content > File Manager.
In your File Manager, your files by holding down the shift key (for Windows) or the cmd key (for Mac) while you are making your selection.
Once you've selected all your files, right-click and select "Download as Zip".
Select where on your computer you'd like to save the Zip file and click "OK".
The files will be downloaded to your computer.
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make another with differnt name that you do not publish, then you will have a backup!
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Hello Angela,

Are you wondering to download your site? We have deprecated this function. For more information, please see:
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Create another site, then open each page in your working site in turn for editing, Select All, and Copy (Ctrl C). Now it's on your clipboard and you can paste it into the new site, which will be your backup.