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CataBlog Options Export Tutorial shows you how to export your settings so that you can backup and protect your work.

Latest News: I have added some more information and removed the menu structure.

Backing your data is one of the first action you should always take. So many times I hear of people loosing their data and or their website has been corrupted. By carrying out the following task you will limit the risk of loosing your data.

Of course you can always carry out full website backup. But this process is simple and quick. It can help you are only interested in backing up your CataBlog data.

CataBlog Options Export Tutorial Steps

Step 1 )  Navigate to CataBlog -> Options -> Export to learn more.

The following image shows you the following buttons.

  • Save XML BackUp File
  • Save CSV BackUp File
  • Save Changes button

I would recommend CSV which can be more user friendly and easy to carry out than XML.


Step 2 )  Once you have exported the file locally to your computer or laptop, check the file by opening it using a simple text editor.

It is a good idea to always check to make sure your export file is working correctly. You might want to test your file by importing the file in a testing environment or in your website. I know this can be a bit challenging for some. But it is important never the less.

If you are going to import the file into your website again make sure you select to wipe the database and remove all data before running the import option by checking the Replace All Data checkbox.

Before Testing The Import:

  • Create a database or a full backup
  • Import the CSV file and check to make sure everything is working
  • If something went wrong restore your backup

Note: For images and Templates follow the plugin instructions found in the Export Options. Each website has a different file path location.

Click on the following URL Shortcode tutorial Part 3 to continue.

If you have any questions please let me know.


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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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