Wordpress to IPFS

Modified on: Thu, 14 Oct, 2021 at 2:49 PM

July 2021 update:
Wordpress requires you to upgrade to a Business plan to be able to install plugins.

Sept 2020 update:

See the reason the author of the original plugin covered in the guide below removed it form wp.org here.


For now we recommend the Simply Static plugin even though it’s not been updated recently. Be sure to set Save for offline use in the General settings as shown below.

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Once you have installed the Simply Static plugin in your Wordpress account, and have downloaded your website onto your device, please follow the rest of the guide from Step 2.



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 (Settings, Discussion) as IPFS expects semi-static sites.

Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Unzip the site in preparation for uploading it to Pinata.

Create an account on Pinata and then 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.

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Once the hash has been added to the blockchain your Decentralized Website will now be accessible via one of the methods for viewing a domain in our guide here.

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

Windows and Mac editor

Comprehensive html tutorial




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