Creating XSite Snapshots

Depending on the type of restore point you want to create, Snapshot offers two choices: Quick and Advanced.

 

Quick Snapshots

Quick Snapshots capture the entire framework for your site so that you don't need to worry about all the details of what to include in the Snapshot.  Using "basic mode" you can create Snapshots containing every aspect of your current site theme OR save copies of all of the pages on your site.  To create a new XSites Snapshot restore point:

  1. From the XSites SnapShot tool, mark the Quick Mode option.
  2. Type a name for your restore point into the Name This Snapshot box.
  3. Check each of the items you want to include in the backup or click the top check box to select all items in each category.  With Quick Mode, there are only two options: backing up everything about the visual appearance of your site and backing up all your site's content.
  4. Lastly, click Save Snapshot.

At any later time, you can return to the Snapshot area of your XSite to restore your XSite to any Snapshot you've created, review the list of Snapshots you have, create additional restore point Snapshots, or delete a Snapshot.

 

Advanced Snapshots

Advanced Snapshots give you the freedom to choose what you want to back up and what you want to restore.  For instance, you might want to back up your theme choice, colors, and header, but leave out the intro and site sounds.  As the name implies, though, you should take care when using the Advanced Mode for creating XSite Snapshots.  Since many of the items you can back up depend on one another to completely compose the design of your site, you may experience adverse effects if you back up or restore only a portion of your theme or content.  For best results, use Advanced Mode to back up every aspect of your site.  Then, when you restore, you can select the few items you need to recover instead of restoring everything about your site.  For a full list of items you can include in your backup along with their relationships to each other, refer to the list below.

 

Visual Appearance


My Theme
  • Theme Selection - Your active XSite theme from the My Theme step of the Wizard
  • Theme Background Image - The header image you've selected in the Theme Preferences step of the Wizard
  • Theme Color Settings - The color you've selected to use on your XSite
  • Header Animation - Any animation effect you've added to your company name in the header of your XSite
  • Company Name - The company name you've entered into the header of your XSite
  • Secondary Header Text - Your chosen text, font family, font size and font style in the "Secondary Header Text" section of the "Theme Prefs" step of your XSite Wizard.
Other Visual Items
  • Logo - Your active logo as defined in the Theme Preferences step of the Wizard
  • Theme-integrated Personal Photo - The photo you've selected to use in the side navigation of your XSite
  • Animated Intro - Your currently selected site intro movie
  • Sound Settings - The music and button sound settings you've selected in the Wizard

 

Content Options


Navigation/Selections/Order
  • Primary Navigation Selections / Order - The ordering of the pages you've listed in the header navigation area of your site
  • Secondary Navigation Selections / Order - The ordering of the pages you've listed in the secondary navigation area of your site.
Other Settings
  • Footer Settings - The custom content, contact info settings, page links, and other options you've selected to include in the footer of your XSite

To create a new Advanced XSites Snapshot restore point:

  1. From the XSites SnapShot tool, mark the Advanced Mode option.
  2. Type a name for your restore point into the Name This Snapshot box.
  3. Mark each of the items you wish to include in your backup.  With Advanced Mode, you can check each individual item you want to back up.  Check each of the items you want to include in the backup or click the top check box to select all items in each category.

  4. Lastly, click Save Snapshot to save your XSite Snapshot.

At any later time, you can return to the Snapshot area of your XSite to restore your XSite to any Snapshot you've created, review the list of Snapshots you have, create additional restore point Snapshots, or delete a Snapshot.