How to Convert a WordPress Site to a Static HTML Website?

Step::1 Login to your WP dashboard

Step::2 Locate and open Add New under the Plugins section

Step::3 Type and search for Simply Static in the keyword search field

Step::4 Install and activate the Simply Static plugin

Step::5 Click Settings to configure how you want to convert the files. You will be redirected to the screen with three different options for the destination URLs, and a choice of the delivery method.

Step::6 Select on Use Absolute URLs and add the URL where you intend to place the static website.

Step::7 Choose delivery method- After you have selected the Destination, go to the Delivery Method and use the drop-down list to choose either a Zip archive or a Local Directory.

Step::8 Click on Save Changes

Step::9 Navigate to the Simply Static section and click Generate.

Step::10 Click Generate Static Files in the window that opens.

Step::11 Once complete, it displays a link of the downloadable

Step::12 Click on the link provided to download the file to a local drive.

Step::13 Login to cPanel and open the File Manager

Step::14 Go to the public_html and create a testing folder.

Step::15 Inside testing folder click on Upload link

Step::16 Select the file and upload the zip file which you have downloaded earlier

Step::17 Right-click on the file and choose Extract to decompress the file

Step::18 Enter the same path where you want your website and then click on Extract File

Your static website version is now ready to run. If you type its URL at the browser, it should open just like your WordPress site. Confirm that all links are working.

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