Welcome to yet another promotional post on another side-project of mine. This time it’s Staticizer, a static site generator.
Yet Another Static Site Generator?
No. This isn’t unlike any static site generator out there. I created this project to create a static version for my antares project. So you can use this to create a static version of an existing project. All it really does is request a URL in your local machine and create an HTML file out of it. This works best for websites that has only a few pages.
How to Use
First you have to update the
index.php file and write your own code for fetching the pages in the website you want to convert to a static one.
Next, update the
config.php file and change the values for the
BASE_URL is the base URL of the website you want to convert. The
STATIC_PATH is the base directory where you want to save the generated HTML files. The
JSON_PATH is the path to the json files inside the
STATIC_PATH that you specified. This is optional. Only use this if you are serving json files on the original website.
1 2 3 4 5
Note that you have to manually copy front-end assets (css, script, images) in the
This works best with Github pages. Just create a new Github account that directly matches the name of the website. As an example, I created a Github account and named it antaresapp. I then created a new repository named antaresapp.github.io. This will serve as the repository that the Github page will use. Remember that you can only create a single Github page for every Github account.
On your static path, initialize a new Git repo and add the Github page repository as a remote.
Lastly, you can use this project by executing the following commands from your terminal.
To update the database:
To generate the static HTML files and JSON files:
To push the changes to the Github repo:
If you want to know more about the project, you can check it out here.