How to Backup Your Hubs
In the discussion forums, some hubbers have recommended different schemes to backup hubs. I have discovered a simple way to save your articles on HubPages.
- Aug. 2017
Data backup is a common practice. When you spend a lot of time creating an article, you don't want to loose them. HubPages is a business. It exists to make a profit. When it succeeds, everyone associated with it succeeds. If it fails, unfortunately, the website would be shut down. To protect your precious content, it is recommended that we perform a periodic backup of all our articles.
What method is best? Some hubbers have suggested keeping the text in Word format as a file. Others have suggested printing out each article on paper. Another speak of using an app called SiteSucker to capture the whole page along with all its contents.
Mozilla Firefox browser has an add-on called Scrapbook which does something similar. However, having tried it, it seems to be a little unpredictable. I found some hubs does not get saved properly and missing some images.
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I have come up with the best solution. I like the add-on on Firefox called PDF Mage. This app allow you to create a PDF file of the whole article including text and photos and comments. This file is printable.
This is quick and easy to use. First, install the add-on. Just load your page with firefox, make sure all elements are loaded and press the PDF Mage icon on the action bar. It will create a file and save it on your local disk drive.
Here is one example of a PDF file backup of one of my articles on OneDrive. The original HubPages article is here at Wonderwisdom. Compare the difference.
The only disadvantage I found so far is the youtube video. It won't allow you to click on it. You have to go to the Youtube site directly to view.
A word about ease of use. When you have hundreds of hubs, having a process that is easy to use is paramount. Also, having one file instead of tens of little files of various file types is very confusing. I use the PDF as more or less a compromise.
It is prudent to perform backups. Keep a copy of your HubPages article in PDF file format will protect your valuable contents.
© 2017 Jack Lee