Looking to move your WordPress posts to another WordPress site or even a new platform? Not sure how to export specific posts on your WordPress site?
WordPress's export posts feature allows you to quickly export posts of your choice.
If you need to export your WordPress posts, don't panic. WordPress makes it easy to export not only all of your posts but also all your pages and media.
The exported posts are condensed into an XML file. This XML file can be imported into another WordPress website or CMS platform.
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How to Export Your WordPress Posts
To export your WordPress posts, head to WordPress Dashboard > Tools > Export.
The export menu will appear where you will have the following options for exporting: All content, Posts, Pages, and Media.
An XML file will be available to save to your computer when exporting all your content. Your posts are formatted into WordPress extended RSS or WXR. This will contain all your pages, posts, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.
To export your posts, click the Posts bubble. A menu will appear where you can narrow down the posts you want to export. You can export your posts by categories, authors, start date, end date, and status.
These various exporting filters make it easy to export the exact posts you want.
Once you have adjusted the filters to include the posts you want to export, click the Download Export File button. An XML file will then be downloaded to your computer.
If you have a lot of posts, it may take some time to generate the XML file, so please be patient. Also, if you add numerous posts each week, it can be best to generate an XML file for these posts every few months for backup.
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WordPress makes it easy to export your posts, pages, and media. If you need to switch WordPress sites or platforms, you can easily do so with the native WordPress export function.
This export function allows you to filter the exact posts you want to export. You can then download a basic XML file with all of your posts and their content.
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