I'm working on a large website that has a multi-level sub-site for an annual conference. I want to create a backup of last year's sub-site that can be navigated as a stand-alone site if someone wants to see what was done last year. It should have the same visual theme (css/images/layout) but will be independent from any changes to theme or content on the live WP site.
In past years this was easily done since the whole site was a static html site, not a WP site. It was easily be backed up to a separate directory and navigated as a stand-alone site. Now that the whole site is in WP, I’m finding it very awkward to convert the WP sub-site pages into a standalone html site.
I tried saving each page as an html page (right-click > Save Page As...). However, despite a lot of fiddling with the code and navigation bar URLs, it still thinks it’s part of the live site. When I test-click on a navigation bar link, it reverts back to the live navigation and website.
Someone suggested I simply copy and paste each page’s content into Dreamweaver, but the CSS isn’t being copied with it. I suppose I could try to track down all CSS files being used and link to copies of them.
This is becoming very time consuming (for a relatively minor feature of the whole site). I’m hoping someone here might have a fast and easy solution, or even could confirm if this is the best way to do this. I’ve looked for a plugin that might convert pages into stand-alone html but haven’t found anything.
The link to the live sub-site is: http://www.rti3.com You can see the current archived sites from past years through links on the About page.
Many thanks in advance for any help you can give me!