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I posted a question in the Elementor Facebook page as follows:
"I have several times now had problem with Elementor getting corrupted when restoring a site using Akeeba back up. The only cure was to delete elemeentor plug in and then reinstall. Then pages are still there but much page content is lost so one has to go all through the site putting back in pics etc. Is there a way to use Akeeba that will not corrupt Elementor.? OR Is there a way to delete/reinstall elementor without loosing content set up?" Do you have any suggestions to answer this issue. I am using a fully updated site with PHP 8 previously have been using PHP 7.4 and fully updated versions of Admin Tools Pro and Akeeba Pro.. The attached pic shows what the menu looks like until I reinstall elementor after deleting the plug in so causing much of site set up to be lost. I got two answers (see attached snip) The first said: Nicholas Zein Moderator Group expert Just remember that when you restore Elementor from a backup in another website, you need to perform the Replace URL procedure. Here, check this article to know more about site migration: https://elementor.com/help/site-migration/ That is not relavant as there was no change in URL although it might have been previously when I was moving from a test URL. The second was a biog surprise it said this implying that there is some fundamental issue with Akeeba on Wordpress. I see you posted something aout the Wordpress Plug ins being delisted in 2015 but no update since.
Anne-Mieke Bovelett Moderator Group expert in Global Accessibility Awareness I have never heard of Akeeba. They’re not to be found in the WordPress plugin directory, which, to me, is a red flag. I recommend you use a more generic one. Here’s a great list: https://wpastra.com/plugins/best-wordpress-backup-plugins/ and this article is kept up to date.