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Old 04-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
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Question Static website generator that takes HTML as input?


Hello

I need to find a static website generator that takes HTML as input, so that users can use a WYSIWYG HTML editor (Kompozer, etc.) to type articles.

None of the generators I've found so far allow this:
https://www.staticgen.com/

There's no way those non-technical users will write articles in eg. Markdown.

Do you know of a generator that supports HTML as input?

Thank you.
 
Old 04-11-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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you could try "the way back machine " and look for something from 1998 to 2001
 
Old 04-12-2016, 03:13 AM   #3
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i think what john vv is trying to say is that your approach reminds him of how people were doing webdesign +10 years ago...

really i think you need to take a step back and tell us what you are actually trying to achieve and how; there might be a different solution.
might, i don't have a very clear picture of how a static site generator and a wysiwig html editor could be "connected", anyhow, and to what end...
 
Old 04-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
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The situation you're in, is called an "XY Problem." (Curiously, there is not [yet ...] a WikiPedia article?!)

Basically, this means: "You want to do X, and you think Y is the best way of doing so. Instead of asking about X, you ask about Y."

There are a great many aspects of your inquiry that invite questions: "Why are you looking for a static website generator, anyway?" "If the ultimate goal is that 'users can write articles,' why do you imagine that they must use 'a WYSIWYG HTML editor' to get the job done?" And so on and on and on.

Welcome to [the second decade of] the 21st Century. A lot of truly-wonderful things have happened since "those days."

Therefore: "Nevermind what you now think 'the solution' is ... tell us about your problem situation."
 
Old 04-13-2016, 01:26 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs View Post
"XY Problem." (Curiously, there is not [yet ...] a WikiPedia article?!)
it has its own webpage though!
 
Old 04-14-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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I don't see the point of using a web server with a dynamic scripting language and a database just to display static web pages, when I can simply…
  1. write the pages in a WYSIWYG HTML editor
  2. run a tool that will strip each HTML page to its basic contents (eg. remove FONT, etc.), merge them with a template to provide a common layout, and upload the whole shebang onto the server through FTP.

Thus my query about a tool that could read HTML files instead of non-visual languages such as Markdown, Liquid, etc.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #7
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there's plenty of CMS that do not use a database (flat-file cms).
they do use php, though, and most probably javascript for the editor/admin web interface.

still, what you are outlining there sounds just as complex to me.

how do you know that your users are able to use a wysiwig editor & ftp to upload the files? i do not find that trivial for a standard gmail/facebook user.

in any case, you might want to look into ckeditor.
 
  


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