A WordPress Archiving Tool
Create a usable, static copy of your WordPress website for backup/archive or live use.
This plugin for WP-CLI allows back-up snapshots of your WordPress website to be created. These are copies which can actually be served on a webserver straight away --- they are simply flat HTML files and the resources used by those pages. Although not as flexible as taking a backup copy of the PHP files and database of your site it does allow a backup copy of your website to be ready to go instantly, on any hosting solution which can serve static files.
The interface is currently all command line based using the brilliant WP-CLI.
For recurring backup usage
cron is your friend.
To get started:
# Copy the config in to place and edit... cp config-sample.php config.php vim config.php # Show all the URLs which will be saved wp --require=/path/to/snap.php snap list # Start archiving! wp --require=/path/to/snap.php snap shot
The main options of interest are
COPY_SRC will capture the relevant source files for each page to be displayed
correctly. That is all relevant images, CSS and JS files which are hosted on
the same hostname as the WordPress installation uses. This
effectively runs a capturing regex over the source HTML looking for
attributes with the correct hostname, so it isn't strictly limited to
particular types of files.
REWRITE_LINKS can be used to rewrite all references from the WordPress
installation hostname to another hostname. For example,
backup.my-site.com/blog/... to host a recent backup which is
browsable with working links.
Pagination pages are not currently handled correctly.