Convert Wordpress site for use with IPFS guide

Wordpress is excellent if you don’t have any experience building websites and you want to get up and running quickly.

Sites built with Wordpress can be used by bloggers or businesses wanting to promote their goods and services to the world.

Most professional web designers move on to other products over time but Wordpress is a great way to get started.

In this guide we will cover how to upload a Wordpress site to IPFS.

If you don’t have an existing Wordpress site you can create a local copy by working through either of these 2 articles:

Windows
Mac

For now you will need to disable user comments in Wordpress (Setings, Discussion) as IPFS expects semi-static sites.

The video below shows how to install the WP2Static Wordpresss plugin and how to create a semi-static copy of your site.

Unzip the site in preparation for uploading it to Pinata.

Create an account on Pinata and the select Pinata Upload.

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If you have claimed your domain (pushed it to the blockchain) select Manage on our website and scroll down to the IPFS section.

Paste the Hash, not the full URL, into the HTML Content field, scroll back up and click SAVE CHANGES.


Once the hash has been added to the blockchain your IPFS site will be accessible via a domain search, including domain extension, at ViewBlock.

Click the compass symbol to view your site.

Now you have your site up and running you might want to check out the following resources:

Windows and Mac editor

Comprehensive html tutorial

Great tutorial. Although you forgot to show how to export the file as a .zip That part is skipped. Many have had this issue on different threads. Please show how to get the .zip file in order to upload it to Pinata.There is the slide on how to upload it and the plug-in needed. But where is the file? Where did you export it and save it to? There is no function within the plug-in that allows this to be done. Even the safe function doesn’t allow this to be done.

If anybody has an idea that would be great.

Thanks

Staccx

Hi Staccx,

The video above shows where to obtain the plugin from and the link to click to download the zip file. There is no requirement to purchase the plugin. Video was for Wordpress 5.3.2 and we have just upgraded to the latest version of Wordpress (5.4).

All working fine with Wordpress 5.4 even in browsers like Brave.

See screenshot taken a few minutes ago.