WordPress makes up 25% of the internet, which is huge, and we need to make sure we can preserve WordPress sites for future generations. WordPress, by nature, is dynamic. The majority of content is produced by PHP and compiled at run time. Exporting and preserving an entire WordPress site as you see in the browser isn’t easy. I’ll outline in this post reasons and a method of exporting an entire WordPress site as a working backup. Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of simplicity in website design and development. One strategy for doing this is relying on static site generators. A static site generator takes dynamic content and exports into a static format, so that every web page is a .html file that contains pretty much all it needs to survive forever. Preserving The Past Today, everything is digital. No longer are we writing letters, rendering film, creating tangible art, or producing vinyl recordings. There is a need to preserve digital content for future generations. Data needs to be preserved visually so future generations can explore what digital design was like in centuries past. We need to preserve data–the interactions as well as the user interface
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