How to mirror (statically) a website?

If you want to copy a website really really fast use HTTrack with following switches:

httrack -K --sockets=50 --disable-security-limits --max-rate=0

It works on Linux (there’s a native Debian package) and Windows.

Check documentation for other options. K is very important because it affects link generation. If you want original links without html extensions use it like above.

K option cheatsheet:

−K0foo.cgi?q=45 −> foo4B54.html?q=45 (relative URI, default)
−K−> (absolute URL) (−−keep−links[=N])
−K3−> /folder/foo.cgi?q=45 (absolute URI)
−K4−> foo.cgi?q=45 (original URL)
−K5−> (transparent proxy URL)

And last but not least…

If you want to rewrite original links to html static links use this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/$ $1.html
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/]+)/$ /$1/$2.html
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/$ /$1/$2/$3.html
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.[a-zA-Z0-9]{1,5}|/)$
RewriteRule (.*)$ /$1/ [R=301,L]

How to do something between exact two dates in PHP?

Sometimes you need to show something on your website in timeframe. This snippet will show you how to do it precisely:

Flamingo plugin with proper polish csv export

In case anyone searching I’ve created a modified version of Flamingo plugin for WordPress. Now it exports proper polish csv files out of box (encoded in Windows-1250 and delimited with semicolons).

Download here:

Install using zip upload ability in WordPress or by FTP.