The Webpage section of the Settings dialog provides the following controls:

Check All Links

Check this box to have SiteSucker check all links in all downloaded HTML files — including links to files that you are not downloading — and log any errors that occur. With this option turned on, SiteSucker may report many errors that you normally wouldn't see. This setting is intended as a debugging tool for web designers who want to see if their own sites have any bad links.

To minimize the time it takes to check all links, set the Filter setting under the File Type settings to Allow Specified File Types with nothing checked so that only HTML and CSS are downloaded, and set the File Modification setting under the General settings to None.

Only Follow Image Links

Check this box to have SiteSucker only follow image links, that is, links that you would navigate in a web browser by clicking on an image. This is useful when you want to download galleries that are navigated by clicking on thumbnails.

Scan Comments for URLs

Check this box to have SiteSucker scan comments for URLs. Normally, SiteSucker ignores comments. This option is useful when tags are included in comments so that they can be used by Internet Explorer or JavaScript.

Include Supporting Files

Check this box to have SiteSucker include supporting files in the download. When this option is on, SiteSucker will download non-HTML files (such as style sheets, images, etc.) even if they are not allowed by the current Path settings or the Maximum Number of Levels under the Limit settings is exceeded.

Download Using Web Views

Check this box to have SiteSucker download HTML using hidden web views. When this option is on, SiteSucker will load each HTML file into a hidden web view and then extract the HTML from the web view after the page is loaded. This can be useful if the file uses JavaScript to modify the HTML as the page is loading or if the file is an XML file that can be converted into HTML by the web view.


Settings under this tab allow you to specify custom data attributes that SiteSucker should scan for URLs. Introduced in HTML5, custom data attributes store extra information, usually for the page's JavaScript, in standard HTML tags. Data attribute names begin with "data-" and do not contain uppercase characters.


To add a custom data attribute, click the Plus button, enter the name of the attribute, and press return.

To remove custom data attributes, select them in the table and click the Minus button.

To modify a custom data attribute, double-click on its name in the table, enter a new name, and press return. All names in the table must be unique.