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Scrape wordpress site without access to database?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by philipj, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. philipj

    philipj Newbie

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    Hiya folks, bit of a noob here SPBG. I have a friend who's being shafted by his web-design crowd who also manage his hosting -we recommended he get away from his old html site into wordpress which has worked fine except everytime he needs a basic WP version upgrade, or requests a plugin, they want to charge him hundreds. Plus they have absolutely no clues on seo, the sites not getting very much traffic and he's now ready to jump, probably to Hostwinds or similar good quality service.
    Problem is they are saying they own the Woo theme which he paid about $2000 (admittedly with some customisaton) used on his site. I call BS but they won't release it without bigbucks paid. We don't even have cpanel access so cannot copy MySql db. Have had a look at HTTrack + PageNest, but they only rip it as html. Really need something to generate the html into php /wordpress theme, and the site has hundreds of pages so its not a cut & paste job, be there for weeks. Any thoughts very welcome!
     
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    If he has access to WP Admin then just install backupbuddy (plugin) and do a full backup. That will grab all the files and the database and compress into one file that he can download right from within WP Admin. No need for Cpanel or other access.

    I think it might have been shared here or you can find it on torrents. If nothing else just buy it. :)
     
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    philipj Newbie

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    Thanks kvmcable, that would be lovely & simple solution -problem is they've locked the wp-admin down so he can't even upload /install plugins -seems this is their tactics to preserve revenue -and I recommended them to start with!