Can I test my Yola site while offline?

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Is there any way to download a fully functional copy of my Yola site to my local hard disk for testing while offline?
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Sadly, you are not able to save your complete website for testing (ie: buttons, links and such) in your browser's "save page as - website complete" as it does not save your banner or background, nor does it allow you to browse your website via buttons or links.

The closest thing that that will allow you to view and test your website that I can recommend is a free program called HTTrack Website copier

HTTrack allows you to download your website as complete as you can and use your website's links/menu which link to other pages on your website to click through like you were on your live and on the web website.

1) Download the installer for your computer here
2) Install and run HTTrack.
3) Click the "Next" button.
4) Name your project and select the folder you want your website to be saved in.
5) In the action box it should say "download website(s)"
6) In the "web address" box place your index page URL.
7) Click the "Next" button.
8) Click the "Finish" button.

Then wait while HTTrack copies your website to your hard drive. You can either access your saved site via the link provided by HTTrack or access your site later by opening the folder you saved it in and clicking the Firefox or Internet Explorer "index" icon contained within which will lead you to your saved site.

HTTrack copies mostly all of your site but occasionally has some issue with JS files. As well, any photo slideshow that you may have on your site such as Slide the space that the widget was in might be blank as you are offline and your computer cannot access those images/slideshow.

Please note: For all of your website's pages to be copied you must have a link to those pages on your index page. If not HTTrack cannot find them to save them.

Here is a video off Youtube to guide you through the process

Happy site building

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