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Static HTML Exports

Static HTML exports must be enabled in your site. You may need to ask a site administrator to do this for you. Once enabled, you will see an Export link in the class icon's menu in the asset toolbar, and you will see it under the More link for an asset in the Asset Manager.




In order for assets to be included in a static HTML export, the “Make this asset exportable?” field must be set to Yes in the asset's Metadata tab.



By default, all asset's are made exportable. If you set the “Make this asset exportable?” field to No, then the asset will be skipped during the export process. So, it is possible to export a Page Layout and everything on it, except for a single asset.

If you are going to export an entire page of content, or an entire section of the website, make sure you export from the top level location under which all the content to be exported resides.

To perform a static HTML export:

  1. Navigate to the location on the site where you would like to perform the export from, and click on the class icon. If you are working in the Asset Manager, click on the More link. In most cases, exports are performed from a container asset, such as a Page Layout or Folder but this might not always be the case.

  2. Select Export under the class icon, or Export Page under the More link in the Asset Manager. The “Export Page” screen will open.



  1. The “Depth” field determines the depth of the export. If you only want to export the just current page layout asset itself (or other container asset), set the Depth field to 0. If you want the page along with the content displayed on it (a Page Layout and any assets contained on that page) set depth to 1. If you want to export an entire section of the website, such as a Page Layout, all the content on the page, and all pages and content under it in the site navigation, set the depth to 99.

  2. “Export as user” allows you to select a user from the system that you would like to export the content as.

  3. The “Directory Index” will be appended if the URL of the asset to be exported looks like a directory.

  4. “Export site root URL” is where you can enter a root URL to be passed on to Macro Widgets. If you are not using this macro, you can leave this field blank.

  5. The “Extras and uploads directories” field contains two selections: None and Symlink. The field determines the action to take regarding the extras and uploads directories, which are often referenced by parts of the site. Symlink means to use a symbolic link to the original directory (not available on all systems). None means to do nothing, and ignore the extras and uploads directories. If you haven't prepared the directories already, this will probably cause references to them to break in the exported site.

  6. The “Root URL” field has two selections: None and Symlink Default. This field determines the action to take regarding queries to the root URL. Symlink Default means to create a symbolic link from the root-URL index file to the index file of the default asset (not available on all systems). None means to do nothing, which usually causes queries to the root URL to be replaced in the exported site.

  7. When all fields are set correctly, click save. The “Page Export Status” screen will load. On it you will see a list of exported items. From here you can click the “Back to site” link to return to the normal site view.


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