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Static Site Exporter

  • Version: 0.5
  • Author: Symphony Team, Nick Dunn
  • Build Date: 2020-01-14
  • Requirements: Symphony 2.7


Export a Symphony site to flat HTML pages.


  1. Place the static_site_exporter folder in your Symphony extensions directory.
  2. Go to System > Extensions, select "Static Site Exporter", choose "Enable" from the with-selected menu, then click Apply.


View the extension by following System > Static Site Exporter. Once the extension has crawled your site and built an index of pages and assets, you can generate an archive (Zip) as a "static build".

First click the "Index Site" button which will initialise the crawler. This follows all hyperlinks within your site and indexes the contents of each page.

When complete, click the "Generate Static Build" button which compiles this index into a Zip file in your manifest/tmp directory.


There are several preferences edited via the System > Preferences page:

  • Index File Name is the name of the HTML file created for each Symphony page (defaults to index.html)
  • Export Location is the full disk path of where to save exported Zip archives (defaults to manifest/tmp)
    • Example: if your custom folder is located at /workspace/tmp, you need to enter… workspace/tmp (it is relative to the SITE ROOT)
  • Force Include lets you specify a list of additional files and/or folders to be included in the Zip
  • Include 404 pages in export archive does what it says on the tin

Additionally you can set up global string replacements in the lib/inc.string_replace_pairs.php file. This is an array of pairs in the form:

$pairs['foo'] = 'bar';

Where all instances of the string foo will be replaced with bar when the export Zip is created. This is useful for replacing URLs or paths which might need to be absolute or hard-coded in your pages.

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