WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Export whole blog to PDF problems (9 posts)

  1. el_agua
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    I am going to delete my old blog, started in 2007. I would like to export my whole blog (WP 2.5) to PDF including all posts and images. I tried "Blog as PDF2 pluging but images are not imported as well as other online services for this purpose but no results, can you help me?
    Thanks

  2. Joni
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Doesn't Acrobat have a way to create a PDF from an URL? I have Acrobat Pro 7 and it does this, although it takes some tweaking to get the results you want.
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/8.0/Standard/help.html?content=WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7f67.html

    Can I ask why PDF format?

  3. el_agua
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have no acrobat installede on mu mac. I do not care about PDF I just need some format that contains all posts text and images, if you can suggest some other or a better one

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Personally, I'd export the database itself. Use the WP-Backup plugin. This will download the MySQL file (which is the heart and soul of your WP install) to your hard drive or to an email address you designate. Easy peasy. Then don't lose that *.sql file. If you ever want to set your blog up again, you'll have everything.

    Download the plugin here:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/

  5. Joni
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, and the other thing you'll want to do is FTP the contents of your /wp-content/uploads/ file. That's where your images are stored. Then once those are on your hard drive, you can compress them with whatever Mac compression software you use. Doesn't Mac use tarball or gzip?

  6. el_agua
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I get a PDF or WORD file with all the posts once I get the DB Backjp?

  7. el_agua
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @joni: I just want a PDF or similar songle file with everything and not to play with databases or compressing images or that all as I am a very new beginnmer user and not an expert. I want to forget later about the blog so no need for backup, etc

  8. Joni
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's more of a PITA to try to convert to Word or PDF. Seriously. But it depends on what you want to do with the data that you are trying to preserve. In its *.sql state, it is preserved and somewhat accessible.

    I've never done this, but depending on how many entries you have, you may want to set the "Blog pages show at most [*] posts" to one number higher than the number of posts you have. For example, if your blog has 487 posts, set that value [*] to 487 or 488. Then load that bad boy into FireFox, grab the "ScreenGrabber" Firefox extension, and click Save Entire Page -- either as a JPG or PNG file. Then you can load that into Adobe Acrobat and convert it to PDF. If you have the Pro version, you can also OCR it (make the text renderable for coping and pasting). Otherwise, you have a preserved image. BUT I'd go ahead and download the *.sql anyway, you just never know when you might need that. :)

    I don't know how you'd get it into Word and I wouldn't recommend that anyway.

    If you want to send me a message offlist (check my profile for my email address), I can run your JPG or PNG through Adobe Acrobat Pro, convert it to PDF and OCR it for you. :)

  9. el_agua
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    great! wrote it to you website, thanks a lot

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.