Get in Situation …
You have created a great site with WordPress but you have to migrate it to a server that does not support PHP or databases, only HTML . Or another situation …
You have created your website with WordPress, you will not modify it anymore, and you or your client want to forget about updates, maintenance, and other issues associated with a CMS .
Surely you can think of more possible situations in which you want or need to migrate your web made with WordPress to static HTML . If this is the case, the thing has an easy solution.
You just have to install in WordPress that " you abandon " the WP Static HTML Output plugin you activate it and you go through the page of " Tools -> WP HTML Static Output ", you adjust a couple of options and you give " Generate ". After a while, which will depend on the amount of content on your website, you will have a zip ready to download, with the necessary files to upload to your new site, already in HTML .
Of course you have this type of fixes, because what you get is a static HTML site, that is, you forget comments, modify pages or entries easily from an editor, to change the theme or add features through plugins as is is how it is, unless you want to get to modify the HTML or CSS by hand.
The subject of comments it is important, because the export will also show the comments form, so before exporting to HTML better installs and activates this plugin to deactivate them altogether and to export something that then does not go to work.
The zip that crea has everything you need a
index.html with all the links and code needed to load your cover and a folder for each of the entries and pages that you had, and inside each folder the necessary files to show it as it was. It also downloads the active theme folder and some of WordPress in case you need images for the new site.
As for the plugin, all it has to be said, it works like a joke, does what it promises . The author says that in future versions will incorporate the direct upload by FTP, but come on, that at the moment with having the zip, unzip it and upload the files to the chosen site you have more than enough.
The only fault I have found is that if you use a very peculiar " theme " it is not able to replicate all the dependencies of stylesheets and code, not giving an exact result to the previous one … but it approaches . But I already tell you that it is in special cases.
And, if you want to try, there is some other plugin that does the same as the one we have seen. You have, for example, Really Static with lots of possible adjustments, which comes to do the same. It works very well but for my liking there are plenty of settings for something so simple to do.
Come on, what power can you have, but better not do it if you do not have any need, you do not gain anything and you lose a lot, right? It is always better to do just the opposite, convert static HTML to WordPress .