If you are relatively new to WordPress, you may be intimidated when the first time you need to edit a page or post. To ease your stress level you may want to make a copy of the page prior to starting the editing process. This way you can easily restore the page if you make a large error destroy the HTML code for the page.The following instructions and video will show you how to backup individual WordPress Posts prior to editing.
From your WordPress Dashboard select “Posts / “All Posts”
From the list of posts, select the post you wish to modify and click “Edit”
Select the “Text” tab to display the page content in HTML format.
Hover your mouse over the page content area and hold down the “Ctrl” & “A” keys simultaneously. This will highlight the entire content so you can then “right click /copy to copy it to your clipboard.
Using a text editor such as Notepad, open a new document and paste your HTML code into the text editor.
NOTE: DO NOT use a Word Processing software such as Microsoft Word as these types of programs will insert erroneous formatting into your code and it will no longer be useable. Save the document, should it be needed later.
Now you can go back to your original post and edit your content. If by chance you “break” the page by using incorrect code or formats, simply hover your mouse over the page content area and hold down the “Ctrl” & “A” keys simultaneously. This will highlight the entire content so you can then hit “delete.” Return to your Notepad file, copy all of the code back into your post. Select “Update” to save the page, then start your editing process over again.
Select ”Update” to publish your changes.
Select “View Page” to check your work.