Archiving a WordPress blog is important for both legal and organizational reasons. Legal reasons include preserving evidence in the event of a legal dispute and ensuring that your content is available for future reference.
Organizational reasons include preserving your blog as a historical record and making it available to future team members or managers.
There are a number of ways to archive a WordPress blog. The most common way is to create a backup of your blog’s entire content and configuration files, then make copies of these backups for each machine on which you plan to host your blog.
You can also create archives of individual posts or pages.
To archive your blog:
1. Make sure you have a recent backup of your blog’s content and configuration files.
2. Copy the latest backup to a location on your computer where you can access it regularly.
Follow the instructions for using the WordPress backup plugin or plugin extension to create archives of individual posts or pages.
4. Make sure you have copies of all the posts and pages that you want to archive, in case some are lost in the backup process or removed from the website by accident.
5. If you want to keep your current WordPress installation intact while archiving, follow these instructions: 1) Disable all active plugins 2) Delete the wp-content/ directory 3) Delete all files in the wp-content/uploads directory 4) Reload the WordPress admin area 5) Change the archive setting in the WordPress admin area from “All Posts” to “Specific Posts” 6) Save your changes 7) Activate all active plugins 8) Re-enable the wp-content/ directory 9) Re-install any themes or plugins that you had installed 10) Test your website.