Saving my Website to my Computer

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How do I go about saving my website to my computer so that it can be viewed offline?
I want to be able to transfer the site and all its contents to my laptop for this purpose.
Site is: www.aconitejewel.com
Thanks,
Paul
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Hi Paul,

In order to download your site: click on the drop down arrow next to the yellow "Publish My Site" button, and then click on "Download site".

Your site will be downloaded as a zipped file and you can save it on a CD. However, in order to view the content of your site it needs to be uploaded to a PHP enabled server through another hosting provider.

Please note that once you download your site, you are not able to upload back into Yola's site builder. If you were wanting to view your site through Yola, then you will need to use Yola's site building tools to do so.

I am not sure whether these instructions will allow you to achieve what you had in mind. However, this is the way our site builder works.

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 home page
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.
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Hi Ruth
I thought there would be a simple way of doing this, such as with HTTrack Website Copier. (I downloaded this software and tried to save my site, but it came up with an error saying there was no idex page).
I've seen salesmen go around with entire websites saved on their laptops, and these websites work just as they would on the Net. That's what I want to be able to do.
???

Paul
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I'm sorry, that's not possible with our sitebuilder. I would recommend the second option as being the best one for you.
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Bummer
OK, save each page separately it is. And the links won't work between them either. Oh well, at least the main content will be visible for each manually loaded page.
Thanks for your quick reply and your help.
Cheers
Paul
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Hi Paul,

There is software that will mirror your site for you. http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/inde...

Lee.
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Lee. See above. I tried with HTTrack and it did not work. Error: no index found.

Paul
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oh yeah - didnt see that :) it should work - works for me with my site.
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And your site is hosted by Yola, built with Sitebuilder?
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Paul I just tested it with your site and it worked great. I removed the / from the end of the url (don't know if that helped) Try and re do it, the index page will be in the project folder and should work.

Do you have a new version of httrack?

Lee.
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Lee

It sounds like I did something wrong then.
I downloaded the latest version of the software from the HTTrack site (since removed so I'll have to download it again...!), and I typed in www.aconitejewel.com for it to go and do its stuff, and it just came up with the error message I mentioned. Any idea from what I just wrote where I went wrong? :)
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This will sound stupid, but: where's the project folder you're referring to?
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You will need to add the http:// to your URL for it to work.
The project folder is created in your C drive when the mirror starts.

Lee.
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Gotcha. Underway and working this time! :) All done and SUCCESS!

Thanks Lee, you're a star!

Err, Ruth . . . ?

:)