We’ve used BackWPup on every site we’ve worked on. It’s a good and reliable backup plugin, but since nothing’s perfect, issues like “ERROR: Could not generate a WordPress export file.” can occur.

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This error doesn’t occur on every site. For example, we only experienced it here, on ThemeSkills.

The solution is extremely simple and works for most people.

“ERROR: Could not generate a WordPress export file.” solution

1. Let’s say you already have a Job created. Go to Jobs and Copy it:

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2. Now Delete the first Job:

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3. Then Run the copied Job:

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That’s it! Told you it was really simple.

Note: There might be a slight chance that this won’t work from the first try. If that’s the case, you need to repeat the process.

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