How to Save an Entire WordPress Website as a PDF?
WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging platform in the world, powering over 30 million websites. It’s a great choice for those looking for a free blogging platform, as it is extremely flexible and has a lot of great features. However, sometimes it is desirable to save an entire WordPress website as a PDF file. In this article, we will discuss how to do this, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. Keep reading for more information.
There are several advantages to saving an entire WordPress website as a PDF file. The first and most obvious is that it’s extremely easy to do. All you need to do is download the WordPress website, open it up in a text editor, and click on the PDF icon in the upper right corner to save the website as a PDF. This process takes about two minutes and you will have a fully functional PDF file you can use any way you see fit. You can also send the file to someone via email or save it to your computer for later use. This is extremely convenient as it saves you from having to search for the right tools to do the task, or as in some cases needing a computer science degree to understand how databases and web servers work together. The PDF file is completely standalone, so there are no restrictions on how you use it. It can be opened up in any PDF reader on any computer, mobile device, or tablet, without any special software required.
There are some significant disadvantages to saving an entire WordPress website as a PDF file. While the above advantages are certainly appealing, it’s important to consider the disadvantages before going down this route. The first and most significant disadvantage is that the file size is rather large. The entire WordPress website, including all plugins and themes, will be roughly 6 MB in size. This is rather large for the average user and can be a rather onerous process to upload to online storage platforms such as Dropbox or Google Drive, where it would otherwise be convenient to store large files. In some cases, it may also be the case that online storage platforms impose a limit on the size of a file you can upload, so be sure to check these limits before doing so.
How To Save An Entire WordPress Website As A PDF
Let’s now take a look at the steps in detail to save an entire WordPress website as a PDF file. First, you will need to download the WordPress website from wordpress.org. Make sure to save the website to your computer, as this will be the repository for all the files you create during this process. You can also use a WordPress hosting service to save the site for you (discussed shortly).
Once you’ve downloaded the WordPress website, open it up in a text editor. You will then need to go to **Settings** > **General** and ensure that **Enable WordPress Tracks** is checked. This will allow you to see activity reports and updates from WordPress in case you are not actively checking the website.
Once you have WordPress set up correctly, you can begin the process of converting the blog into a PDF file. From the WordPress dashboard, click on **Tools** and then on **Add-ons**. You will then see all of the available WordPress tools, as seen in the screenshot below.
Click on the **PDF** icon to start the process. You will then be presented with a screen to choose which type of PDF to create. You can create a simple **PDF** file or go for the full crossover **XLSX** file. The choice is yours. Once you have made your selection, click on **Create PDF**.
A new window will then pop up, allowing you to upload a file to be used as the basis for the PDF file. Navigate to your computer and select the file you would like to use. Be sure to use the Browse button to navigate to the location of the file on your computer. Once you have it in the correct location, click on **Open**.
A new window will then pop up, allowing you to specify details about the file. Name the file, e.g., **blog-export.pdf**. It is a good idea to keep the file size small, as larger files aren’t useful when it comes down to online storage platforms. It is also a good idea to keep the file version number low, as higher version numbers usually indicate an updated file and could therefore clog up your online storage even more. Click on **Save** when you’re done.
What Is A WordPress Hosting Service?
A WordPress hosting service is where you can upload your WordPress website and connect it to online storage platforms like Dropbox or Google Drive. A good WordPress hosting service will offer you the ability to install WordPress on your site and the tools to manage it, as well as provide you with 24/7 support via email should you need help. They will also maintain all of the security measures within WordPress to keep your content safe.
The advantage of using a WordPress hosting service is that all the resources that go into maintaining and securing your site are already taken care of for you. This means that all you need to do is focus on building your blog or website and taking care of business. You can easily get started for free with a reputable WordPress hosting service, so be sure to try out a few of those before making a decision.