Another thing I used to think was impossible: backing up a WordPress site via Git.
This guide assumes you have set up your WordPress directory as a Git repo. It will only tell you the console commands required to create a backup.
git add .to add all new files since the last update. You’ll see a lot of lines like this, which are all the new files being added:
git commit -m "Message"
Messageto describe the update, something like “Uploading new style sheets”
It took me a while to get my head around this because I thought ‘git commit’ would upload the files, but you actually need the extra step of ‘git push’.
There you go!