How To Backup WordPress Theme Manually Through cPanel?

While running a website, you must keep many things in your mind. You may keep the backup of your full website, backup of your database. But have you ever thought about the theme you use? I mean what if you misplace any code of your WordPress theme? How will you sort that?

I have the better answer for you. It’s good to remain safe for which you can backup your theme. So, if you ever break the design of your website then you can upload the backup of your WordPress theme to restore your old design.

You Can Backup Your Theme Without Any Plugin:

When we talk about WordPress then for performing any task we run towards plugins. I mean are plugins that much important? People shouldn’t remain dependent on one thing. So, for better results you should know how to backup WordPress theme using cPanel?

Though there are many plugins using which you can backup your website, your website database, WordPress theme and more. But you should know some techie things too. You shouldn’t totally rely on plugins.

People do a lot of hard work to design their WordPress theme and it shouldn’t be spoiled due to one single mistake. I am sure bloggers will like to backup their WordPress theme for a safer zone.

Steps To Backup Your Theme:

You can do it in some simple steps. There is nothing much to do with it. You can follow my instructions and at last you will get what you want.

Steps are as follow:

Step 1:- Like always login into your cPanel and search for “files“. Now file manager to click. Don’t forget to click at “Web Root” directory. We can write it as “public_html“. All the content will be found in this directory only.

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Step 2:- A new tab in your window will open and many files will be shown to you. From which you have to find a file named “wp-content“. In this, all the files of your plugins, themes and more is stored. Just open this file and you will come to know.


Step 3:- You will see a file with the name “themes”. Just go for it and you will find all the themes you have uploaded to your WordPress website. If you want to backup the currently enabled theme then selects that file only.


But if you want the backup of all of your themes then select the file named “themes”. In some cases, you may also find your theme files outside the “themes” file. You may find it within “wp-content” file across with other files.

Step 4:- You can download the backup of your WordPress theme only if you compress all the files into one single .zip file. You can name the backup whatever you want. It will be easy to find it if you name it according to your choice. So click the file you want to backup and compress it by using right click option or the “compress option given above.

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Step 5:- After compressing, you will find one single file in the .zip form. You just have to click to that file and the backup of your WordPress theme will get started.

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You Have Just Download The Backup Of your WordPress Theme:

Congrats, you have just downloaded your backup. I am pretty sure that you haven’t done any mistakes. Backing up your WordPress theme is an important thing to do. You never know about the storm. So be prepared and have that backup in your computer.

As I have mentioned above that you can use any plugin. But manually done things can never be wrong. Separate options should be chosen. If you face any problem while going through the above process mentioned then, I am here to help you. Feel free to ask anything.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for sharing another lucrative post. Yes i agree with you that mostly webmasters select the simplest and the shortest way to resolve their problem which they are facing regarding websites, So, for this purpose they depends on numerous WP plugins.

    But in your post you have shared with us step by step tutorial of Backup WordPress Theme Manually Through cPanel.

    Thanks for sharing such an informative post once again:)



    1. Hey Mairaj,

      I am happy to know that you found this post helpful.

      There are many bloggers who think that plugins are the only source to anything with WordPress. I mean it is always suggested that bloggers shouldn’t use more plugins. try to use minimum plugins at your website. But you know people don’t think much about it.

      They just find the easiest way to do their tasks. Backing up your website theme is a kind of thing which can be done using cPanel only. You can’t do it using any plugin.

      Glad to have you here.
      Have a great day.

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