How to export a nodeBB forum to HTML archive

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  • Hello,

    I would like to know if, and how, it would be possible to export a nodeBB forum to an HTML archive.

    My use case is the following : we are discarding the nodeBB forum to use another solution, but we would like to keep our current forum read-only for archival and historic purposes. We could just deactivate posting rights for everyone, but it would still mean updating the forum from time to time to avoid security issue and we are not staffed enough for that.

    Idealy, it would look something like the HTML export Telegram provides, where you can just serve a Telegram chat as an HTML web site.

    Thanks a lot,

  • Hello, does anyone have news regarding this issue ?

    Would it be possible to have a text export of the forum, even if it's not HTML ?

    Any export of the forum for static read-only would be great. Thanks !

  • @PitaJ Thank you for your answer.

    The issue is that NodeBB uses Javascript to build the view, it fails badly on rendering the CSS and Javascript components of a web page, as well as links to other pages in conversations. Maybe I missed something in that part ?

    My main issue that that, even when you activate the page-by-page navigation instead of infinite scrolling, the navigation doesn't work without Javascript. As you can see in this HTML extract I copied from the page I am give, the href has # as it's value, thus it leads nowhere.

    <div class="pagination-block text-center">
        <div class="progress-bar"></div>
        <div class="wrapper dropup">
            <i class="fa fa-2x fa-angle-double-up pointer fa-fw pagetop"></i>
            <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown">
                <span class="pagination-text"></span>
  • Sorry for the delay. The hovering pagination block may not work as expected, but I think the pagination at the bottom of the page should work fine:


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