python script to take a mastodon archive and convert it into a human-readable webpage for viewing
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mastodon-archive-to-html

A python script to take a mastodon archive and convert it into a human-readable webpage for viewing

Features:

  • organizes your old posts into a conveniently readable timeline
  • includes media attachments in posts
  • Preserves content warnings/summaries
  • Uses the header from the archive as the background
  • Uses the avatar from the archive as the avatar next to your old posts

Usage

Without Python:

  • Download the attached archive_page.html file and place it in the root of the archive (the folder that has outbox.json and media_attachments in it).
  • Next open archive_page.html in your web browser. It will attempt to load your archive automatically. If it fails you'll just need to browse for and open the outbox.json file from within the page and it will load it.

With Python:

  • To make a webpage to view your archive, just place the html_from_archive.py script in the root of the archive (the folder that has outbox.json and media_attachments in it) and run it using python3
    • From the command line: python3 html_from_archive.py
    • You can also set it as executable and run it directly or, on Windows, right click and open it with python 3.
  • Open the resulting processed_archive.html file in your web browser.