How to download your deployed Netlify builds

Published April 27, 2021
How to download your deployed Netlify builds

I’m just beginning to discover Netlify, but I really enjoy the platform. Did you know that Netlify allows you to download the source files for each deploy? That effectively means that you can use Netlify as a build-tool and host the static files somewhere else! Exciting, isn’t it?

Recently I’ve been playing around a bit with Ghost and I was looking for a way to download all the images and uploaded content. That turned out to be more difficult than expected, but I did find a nice solution that involved converting all posts to Jekyll with Netlify. But I still didn’t have the files, but luckily I could download them.

How to download your latest Netlify deploy

First, go to your Netlify account. Select your project and click on Deploys. This should give you a screen like below:

An overview with all the deployed Netlify builds.
Viewing your Netlify builds.

Then, select an individual deploy and download it with the download button:

Downloading your latest Netlify build.
Downloading your Netlify build.

This will give you a zip-file with the source files of your latest Netlify deploy.


This was a very short article, but hopefully not less helpful! Follow me on Twitter for more helpful tips or leave your feedback in the comments.👇

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Ralph is a designer gone developer. He happily lives in the Netherlands. His passion for good design drove him towards development, because he felt that no-code tools were too limiting. On this blog, Ralph writes the articles he would've wanted to have during his continual developer journey. → Follow on Twitter


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