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rgdot

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Static webpage generator
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:10:18 PM »
I am looking for a way to move a site to a "local" set up - for reasons that I will go into if anybody is interested. This is no easy task because it is a medium sized existing site running on a CMS, one whose pages would need to be recreated.
I am looking at Webmerge (some may have heard of it?) where I create a template and feed it a csv or some other form of database export. Googling for "Static HTML generator" comes up with others (Webgen, some ruby scripts and others)
I am curious if anybody has experience with this sort of thing?

I can also download the whole site and re-upload the HTML but this won't help for future (layout changes, etc.)


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Re: Static webpage generator
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 11:42:48 AM »
Some CMS's have options or plug-ins to generate static html and present that, instead of re-building each page from the database each time it's requested. Usually for performance reasons. Doesn't yours?

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Re: Static webpage generator
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 12:18:22 PM »
Teleport Pro?
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Re: Static webpage generator
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 12:56:43 PM »
Some CMS's have options or plug-ins to generate static html and present that, instead of re-building each page from the database each time it's requested. Usually for performance reasons. Doesn't yours?

Front end performance hasn't been the biggest issue for me in this case.
The back end slows when there are page lists to load, modules/plugins to manage, etc.
One option I have is to convert this CMS to another - that may have less memory requirements -  but converting lots of pages, even few pages, from one to another is often not simple and may not be worth it unless the destination CMS is sure to be superior.

@Renegade: Thanks. Teleport Pro seems a good option to create a local copy, that's what it does if I am right?
The bulk of the work is to re-create web pages based on a template. I need a template-based setup for future pages and edits. I am hoping to convert the content portion of the existing database to something (csv or sql) that can be fed to a template based local program.


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Re: Static webpage generator
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 08:44:30 PM »
Found a nice recent roundup of static web page generators here:
https://iwantmyname....site-generators.html

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Re: Static webpage generator
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
Very useful, thanks mouser