Your content is being archived

Did you know that your site (well a snapshot of it’s contents) may well be preserved for posterity?

This remains the case even if you decide to delete your blog and/or website.

Anyone interested in exploring what information is held about their site can visit https://archive.org/ and search for archived material pertaining to their blog.

https://archive.org/ is not a substitute for backing up your website (it only collects snapshots of a website’s contents).

It does, however offer a fascinating glimpse into sites, many of which are no longer operative.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

SELECT and CLICK the WEB icon

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Type in YOUR FULL URL

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See the period covered

SELECT and CLICK ANY YEAR

SELECT and CLICK ANY BLUE CIRCLED DATE

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SEE the post imaged

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23 thoughts on “Your content is being archived

  1. Pingback: Your content is being archived | When Angels Fly

      1. Let's CUT the Crap!

        I was especially interested in a previous blog I had but it didn’t come up because it had been on a less stable blog supplier. I shut it down due to rampaging and escalating spammers–300 to 400 a day. I finally killed it. In my current WP interaction, about one in several came up. Good to know. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Thanks for your comment. I understand the difference is that Twitter and Facebook retain the content of deleted sites for a short period while the aim of archive.org is to retain a snapshot of web resources permanently (or as permanently as anything is in this world)!

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  2. michaeljmcfadden

    This can have another use too! Whenever you go to a website and find it’s not working, just type in

    archive.org

    and then paste the website URL into it to see if perhaps a past version can be pulled up.

    E.G. I’ve had some problems with my http://antibrains.com website over the last few months. BUT… if you enter it into archive.org you’ll not only get the snapshot of my opening homepage, but you will ALSO find that the links on the sidebar of that homepage within the site are all functional and saved as well!

    🙂
    MJM, visiting from Chris’s blog…

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment and my apologies for the delay in approving it, (your comment had gonne to my spam folder and required rescuing)! Its great that you are able to access your content via archive.org, although I hope your site starts behaving as it should in the near future also! Best, Kevin

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    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Many thanks for your comment Tina. You are welcome for the post. As regards hiding, I think the only one can avoid having one’s site archived is to have it private with only those one has accepted as followers being allowed to view it. This does, to my mind run counter to the whole ethos of WordPress which is to share contents with the world. Best, Kevin

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