[thelist] Save a blog site to DVD?

Nick Brogna nick at wemakepretty.com
Wed Jan 23 17:44:30 CST 2008

SiteSucker will do exactly what you ask, but there are other options  
depending on what OS you are using.

If you are on Windows, HTTrack (http://www.httrack.com/) may be what  
you are looking for (GPL'd, too so it's free!).

On Linux/UNIX, you should be able to do it directly with wget:
wget --html-extension --convert-links --mirror http:// 

Keep in mind that this is only going to be saving HTML copies of all  
your pages (and images and other resources), so any web applications  
or other CGIs are only going to be saved as their static output, not  
as a functioning application. (but I am sure you already knew that)  
Also, things may end up looking a bit wonky if you use root-relative  
urls in your CSS. While these tools work great on HTML, I don't think  
any of them will "localize" links in CSS documents.

Nick Brogna
Senior Project Manager
Jepson Technologies, Inc.

On Jan 23, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Clive R Sweeney wrote:

> Is there a way to download a blog and save it to a DVD so that the  
> blog (and its links, etc.) will still work? I've been discouraging  
> the client who asked if this can be done, but of course it's  
> something they absolutely need.
> The sites they want to save are both WordPress blogs.
> I've seen that SiteSucker (http://www.sitesucker.us/) is supposed  
> to be able to make local copies and "'localize' the files it  
> downloads", however this is a Mac application and the site isn't  
> terribly clear about the types of sites it can localize.
> Thanks very much.
> ::. clive
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