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Export and store blog posts on my hard drive (5 posts)

  1. anonymousse
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm thinking of closing my blog and starting another one on a new domain but I want to keep all the old posts stored on my hard drive (5 years' worth) for my own private reference rather than get rid of them altogether. Does anyone know if there's a quick and simple way of doing this?

  2. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    look into http://www.httrack.com/
    haven't done it myself, but have heard others mentioning it.

  3. anonymousse
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the link - I've looked it into it but from what I can see it seems it won't work because WP generates links 'on the fly' not to actual pages (HTT Track just downloads the blog's current first page, not the archived posts). I'm happy to be told otherwise if that's the case. Can anyone else help with this?

  4. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i needed to check this out myself - so i just downloaded and installed httrack and run it on my own blog - and it works, it goes down all links and produces a 'mirror' of the whole blog.
    i used the default settings.
    i would not know of any other easy way to do this.

  5. anonymousse
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It does seem like the easiest way of doing it. Unfortunately it's not working for me - I've tried it and it only downloads the index page, but not the pages or archived posts, meaning I can view the index page offline but not the rest of the content. Glad it works for someone, anyway!

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