Archiving an inactive discourse forum


(dirkcuys) #1

I need to archive a forum running discourse (not because discourse is not great, just because the forum isn’t active anymore). I thought about going the wget / httrack route, but that won’t work since the client side JavaScript will still try to fetch data via the APIs.

Is there a recommended way to archive a discourse forum?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Did you switch it to read only? That is the first step.


(dirkcuys) #3

Thanks, I changed it to read only. What do you recommend as a next step to move the site towards a static HTML site that I can serve using GitHub pages or AWS CloudFront?


(Felix Freiberger) #4

You could try crawling the HTML-only view mostly designed for search engines.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Also a good idea, crawl using the Google webcrawler user agent.