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Creating offline copy of a website

I was just comparing different college websites, most of them were using WordPress. Like we use πŸ˜›

but our college website uses only plain html pages (unfortunately πŸ™ )

Then I decided to mirror whole website, to see if I can port it to WordPress.

This tutorial is for educational purpose only.

Why someone will mirror a website?

  • To read it offline when you don’t have internet connection.
  • To see whole html structure instead of download individual pages.
  • Something else πŸ˜€

How to mirror a website?

It’s pretty simple than it sounds.

There are several tools to do this, we will do it using HTTrack

Screenshots are enough to explain everything πŸ˜›

If you want to exclude some files, I’m excluding zip, rar and pdf cause I don’t need, them just html files are enough.

Once mirroring starts it will scan all urls and start downloading pages and other contents,

Start Page HTTrack Adding New Project Adding New Project Filtering Files Filtering Files
Mirroring in Progress

After finishing it will look something like this.

Mirroring Complete Browsing Local Files Browsing Local Files offline

Now you have a offline version of the website.


Do not host the mirrored site anywhere, it violates copyrights of the owner of the website. He/She can file a DMCA violation complaint against you.


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Abhinav Shirur on Thu Jun 2, 2016 19:11 IST

Really useful mainly for engineering students :P

bhavin192 on Thu Jun 2, 2016 19:20 IST
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For mirroring Tutorial sites LOL

Anuja on Sun Jun 5, 2016 10:47 IST

Well explained ....helpful for beginners like me..

bhavin192 on Sun Jun 5, 2016 11:40 IST
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Thanks @disqus_4plXtuWylS:disqus Keep visiting I will be posting more :)