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Putting a WordPress site on a CD-ROM? (10 posts)

  1. tamper
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I know, stupid right? Why would you? I'm helping a student to build a website for part of their coursework. Rather than faffing with a static site, I'd like to throw up a WordPress template - it's a lot less hassle!

    Unfortunately, the site needs to be 'handed in' to a tutor, which neccessitates putting it on a CD-ROM. Is there any realistic way of doing this? Although, I'd like to avoid the whole Linux LiveCD route if possible...

  2. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    only way i can think of is

    1) if the machine it's being played on has a copy of your db and ha php, mysql running

    2) if you convert your site to html

    perhaps someone can shed light on this for you, but I can't see it working otherwise.

  3. graemep
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What about putting the site up and then using this

    http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html

    to download it?

    wget is included in most versions of linux and unix. There is a windows version (at http://www.interlog.com/~tcharron/wgetwin.html) but I have only used it under Linux.

    wget is usually straightforward to use but do spend a few minutes testing what you downloaded to check it works. I once messed up because it followed all the links on the font page of my site including the logout link .... apart from that it has always worked flawlessly for me.

  4. chweifly
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Dynamic-CD: Put your database - powered website on CD
    Dynamic-CD now supports ...
    ASP / VBScript / ACCESS databases /PHP /ISAPI filters

    http://www.phdcc.com/dynamic-cd/

    But I have not used it.

  5. Frenchie91
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    try wamp mss
    http://www.uni-d.net/
    the site should work but on a cd, you won't be able to write new posts or comments, a USB memory stick would be a better idea for a complete working demo.

  6. eveums
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you played with the WP-Sandbox on a piece of dynamic media, like a memory stick? Not sure how extensive the site would need to be, but maybe you could play around with a post or two to give the idea of a working site.

  7. tamper
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks all!

  8. brainwidth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not sure what kind of site it needs to be, but you might try a wiki, like Instiki, which lets you create the site dynamically, but publish to static pages suitable for inclusion in static media.

  9. Karel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know if wget is going to work. Anyway, on another forum, I found a link to run php from cd. In the discussion someone remarks "that the software has to be installed", but I think that is only to be able to burn cds/dvds.

    Looks like just the thing you need. I might need it myself, sometime in the future.

  10. frstep
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Anyone actually done this? I'm in the same boat (need a static site for distribution in Africa (no email access) - Live CD possible but worried about easy of use.

    F.

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