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How to restore the system files of a Wordpress website?

Restore WordPress system files via cPanel File Manager

Step 1 - Preparation

First, you need to create a new backup of your website. You can do this by creating a backup using cPanel or by logging in via FTP and downloading the current version of the site.

Step 2 - WordPress "Clean"

Then you need to go to and download the archive with a clean (no plugins and themes) WordPress.

You can find both the latest version and the oldest - make sure you download the same version you had!

You must then select the directory where you want to download the CMS and wait for the procedure to be completed.

Copy WordPress files to hosting

Log in to your cPanel.

In the Files section, click the File Manager icon.

Then, you need to copy all the files and folders from the pure WordPress folder to the public_html folder (or another folder you used to install WordPress).

Click Load:

Select the files and folders of the clear WordPress. When asked, choose Replace:

Once the download process is complete, you can check your website in incognito mode of your browser - it should work and your plugins, themes and content will be saved!

Updated on: 02/05/2023

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