Where did the download my site feature go on Yola?

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Posted 9 years ago

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jeremy, Employee

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Hello Francine,

We removed the feature to download sites as there was very little demand for it and we cannot support you after you have downloaded your site.

There is however a work-around for it as follows:

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()}))

Once you hit "Enter" your site will start to download to your computer.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks, Jeremy! I'll try it out. Have a great Friday!
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Jeremy, does your caveat about no Yola support for a site that's downwloaded still apply with this workaround?

In other words, we still can't download a copy of our site to our own computer?
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No, if you type the code into the browser address bar that Jeremy provided while in the sitebuilder, you will begin to download the site.
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@jeremy Thanks
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Technolology Press

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Gheorghe Sarcov

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it's just loading but I did not get the download :(
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Hi Gheorghe,
Please would you try clearing your cache and checking that the Flash and Java on your site is up to date? Also, go ahead and test this on a different browser and let us know if you are able to download your site!
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sathesh kumar

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This method still doesn't work. Did anyone get this to work (pasting javascript code in URL bar)?

Is there any way to back up a yola site?
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Laura Thomas

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Hi Sathesh,

There is not currently a method available to download a Yola website manually.
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That's messed up I was using download feature for backups :( Now my site is trapped in YOLA.. and here I was thinking I finally found a nice company
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I'm sorry you feel this way. We have no intention to trap anyone's website with us. I can assure you that your website is safe with Yola, so that making back-ups will actually not be necessary.