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  • Nalco

    (@nalco)


    I know a lot of people are wondering how to convert their website into a wordpress blog, but I was wondering if there is an easy way to convert a wordpress blog into a traditional static website that isn’t database driven.

    Just curious.

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  • moshu

    (@moshu)

    No, there is never an “easy” way.

    Why would anybody want to do this conversion? Short of saving every post/Page html output – I don’t think there is a way.

    Ajd777

    (@ajd777)

    Use a standard website cacher/downloader like wget. To make your life easier, make sure you are using permalinks, and that these permalinks end in .html or you are going to have a hard time getting it to work.

    Nalco

    (@nalco)

    Thanks very much for the info!

    In the address bar of my browser, it doesn’t show the extension of the page.

    It looks like this:

    http://www.url.com/2008/02/14/title-of-post/

    When I look at page info, it shows the type as text/html, but so do .php pages.

    So how do I know if my permalinks end in .html??

    The reason I am toying with this idea, is mainly for resource reasons. I love how convenient WP is, but its not that much harder to post to a traditional website if you are using templates. RSS can be added as well.

    Right now I am just exploring the option of converting to a totally static site.

    Thanks!

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    You could use something like WP-Super-Cache, which actually generates static pages for your site so as to speed up serving. This essentially eliminates the “benefit” of a static site by making the dynamic one have it too.

    However, the problem with a static site is just that: It’s static. Your pages don’t react to one another, they don’t interlock.

    Consider a sidebar with a recent posts list. To change it on a static site, every single post, every single HTML file on the whole site must change every time you make a new post.

    So how do I know if my permalinks end in .html??

    Your question doesn’t really make any sense. You are still considering the “link” as bearing a 1:1 relationship with filenames. A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is simply an address. It does not have to bear any particular relationship to anything.

    moshu

    (@moshu)

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