Today I ran into an issue where a bunch of website files were deleted off the server, and I was called upon to restore the old files. After first pursuing other options (e.g. backups), I landed on Wayback Machine as the next best choice. Thankfully, there’s a handy command line tool for downloading any site on Wayback Machine – it’s called Wayback Machine Downloader and is available for free via Github.
- Install the gem via the command line.
- Run a command such as:
If you’d like to download a specific date’s backup, then use a line such as:
wayback_machine_downloader http://example.com -t 20200513200704
where “20200513200704” is the slug in the url from the Wayback Machine page. For example, for a url such as “https://web.archive.org/web/20200513200704/https://www.example.com/” copy-and-paste “20200513200704”.
More posts from themightymo.com
How to merge multiple .csv files via command line
Today I downloaded 29 csv files with tax information. I could import those files 1 at a time into WooCommerce, but wouldn’t it be nice if I could merge them first and then only import a single file? The unix command is simple – just navigate to the folder with all the csv files and…
15 Best WordPress Support and Maintenance Services for 2023: Ensuring Your Website Stays in Top Shape
Small business owners and non-profit leaders know that keeping your website secure, fast, and fully-functional is critical to success. Here’s the unspoken truth: You can either learn how to do all that tech maintenance and development stuff yourself, or hire someone else to do it. But let’s face it, doing it yourself isn’t always the…
How to Whitelist SEM Rush IPs in Cloudflare
Alright, I’m going to show you how to whitelist a set of IPs on CloudFlare. In our case we use SEMrush and we want to make sure the SEMrush has full access to our sites.