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Splitting a long WordPress page

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I have recently converted a Weebly site to WP because Weebly’s method of appending every post to (what became) an enormous HTML file made editing that file impossible. Ironically, I’m encountering the same problem with WP. There is a very large page I would like to split into 5 smaller pages. I am hoping <!-- newpage--> will solve that problem. So, can WP2static give me an HTML file on my workstation that I can edit with notepad++ and insert the newpage code. Then, may I ask if it possible to reload the HTML to the WP site and, if so, will there be 5 separate smaller pages that I can manipulate in one of the WP editors?

Hi there,

So, a few things to address here.

Firstly, WP2Static is unlikely to help with the desired outcome. Yes, it will allow to export the page as HTML for local editing outside of WordPress, it won’t help address the issue of serving that one long page as multiple pages.

Whilst I may not be understanding the desired outcome exactly, it sounds to me like you want to change the site’s structure, so that each of these pages has it’s own URL, ie

https://example.com (homepage)
https://example.com/page1name (page 1)
https://example.com/page2name (page 2)
https://example.com/page3name (page 3)
https://example.com/page4name (page 4)

What you mentioned about using <!-- newpage--> should work fine to achieve something similar, with

https://example.com/page1name
https://example.com/page1name/2
https://example.com/page1name/3
https://example.com/page1name/4

This looks to cover the options: https://wpcompendium.org/create-posts/how-to-split-long-wordpress-posts-into-multiple-pages/

You may still like to use WP2Static for final delivery of your site, but it generally doesn’t affect the structure or content of your site.

If you’re trying to grab the HTML view of your page while editing, you can switch WordPress’s “block editor” to show the HTML code instead.

Hope that helps. I don’t do a lot of actual WordPress site content work these days, so if you’re still stuck on this, please reply and someone more expert may reply