backup procedure a mystery

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I have followed the instructions to back up to a zip folder by inserting the following code: javascript:void((new ide.requests.actions.­do­wn­lo­ad­Si­te­()­).­se­nd­({­si­te­:i­de­.u­se­r.­ge­tS­it­e(­)}­))­
however it doesn't appear to download. I presume I should be entering the name of site between the two brackets after download site and after get Site but is there anything else I should be doing to make it work - totally confused. I need a copy to take to my committee on Wednesday morning for approval befor publishing. I am using Yola Free
Many thanks
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Hello Vivian,

I wonder if a step is being overlooked? Please try these steps:

1. Load the Sitebuilder of the site you would like to download.
2. Paste the following snippet into the URL bar (erasing what is already there)
javascript:void((new ide.requests.actions.downloadSite()).send({site:ide.user.getSite()}))

Please make sure there is a space between "new" and "ide" (it sometimes gets removed in posting this). Once you hit "Enter" your site will start to download to your computer.

Please note that self publishing has been deprecated and Yola cannot offer any support if you have difficulties hosting your site elsewhere.  However, we encourage you to make use of our free hosting service which includes 99% uptime, DoS protection and 24/7 support.
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Thank you for your reply - I have tried your suggestion but I get "oops a link is broken". Seemed to have tried all the alternatives but obviously missing something vital Many thanks
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Hallo Emmy
I am obviously doing something fundamentally wrong: I am deleting all that is in the address bar and pasting the link given beginning with "javascript". I am including the name of my site between the bracketsand then hitting enter.
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Hello Vivian,
You don't need to include your site name anywhere, just take that line of code and paste it into the address bar while you are in the Sitebuilder and click enter. Let us know how this goes.

Emmy
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Hi Emmy
Well I was being too clever for my own good - without putting my site name in it downloaded ok. I then unzipped the folder, it took ages (16 minutes) but when I tried to open the files I could not see anything of the web site. Is this normal. I was hoping to be able to use this backup to show my committee the draft site so that I can get approval to go ahead. They are rather doubtful as to whether having a web site is a good idea so I need to persuade them that is so without actually publishing it - I should be in the dog house if I did that. is there any way the pages can be viewed on a laptop away from the main pc.
Vivian
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Hello Vivian,
The download site feature won't work for opening on your computer to look at it. What this does is download the site which would then need to be uploaded to a another host that supports php, it's for people who build their site in Yola then want to host it elsewhere.

If you would like someone to view your site it will need to be published and they will need your website address.

The other option, if you need the website saved on a disk, would be to save each of the pages individually, somewhat like images. If you did this you wouldn't be able to view your site as it would normally function on the Internet, such as navigating between pages, clicking on links, and scrolling up and down a page, but it would give you a way to show the pages of your site without the site being published, or the viewer needing an Internet connection.

If this is something you would like to do:

1. Right click on your homepage.
2. Click "Save Page As."
3. Give the file a name, location (such as a disk or desktop), and depending on your system you will choose Web Archive or Completed Web Page.
4. The page will now be a saved file.
5. You will need to repeat this process for each page of your site that you want saved.

Another option would be to take a screen shot of each of your pages saving as an image to your disk.

This may not be exactly what you had in mind, but we're hoping these suggestions will help you.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Thank you for your patience - as you noted it wasn't what I was hoping. I will try the individual pages and see if they satisfy my committee. Many thanks for your consierable help

Regards

Vivian