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WordPress export is a process of exporting all your content, structure, and assets from a WordPress site. This can be imported back or restored when needed with all the required details.
This process is often required when you want to move the site content from
- one WordPress site to another,
- to a different server or hosting,
- back up your content in case something happens to your WordPress site.
Exporting the content going to be simple with this plugin. There are several options to export all your content or certain types of content. If want to trim your content, you can use advanced filters to exclude unwanted and unused items.
Please note that the WP Ultimate Exporter plugin is an add-on to the WP Ultimate CSV Importer. It extends the functionality of the import plugin and enables the export of various WordPress elements such as
- Custom Posts
- Post Tags
- Post Categories
- Users & WooCommerce Customers
- WooCommerce Products
- WooCommerce Variations
- WooCommerce Orders
- WooCommerce Refunds
- WooCommerce Coupons
- Customer Reviews
The plugin supports export file formats like CSV or XML. The advanced filter options will ease up the whole process. It helps to export only the data required without many complications. Also, filters for author, delimiters, status, and time range are available.
Imp. Note: This plugin is an add-on. Therefore, before proceeding with the export, please install the WP Ultimate CSV Importer plugin first.
- Easy export in two simple steps
- Support for Post, Page, and Custom Post types
- Export any custom fields along with post types
- Auto delimiters and forced quotes to avoid conflicts
- Date filter for a specific time range limit
- Filter data based on different post status
- Filter post data by author’s name
Supported Modules To Export
- Core Module: Post, Page, Custom Post, Category, Tags, Users, Customer Reviews
- eCommerce Products: WooCommerce, MarketPress, WP e-Commerce
- SEO fields: All-in-One SEO and Yoast SEO
- Custom fields: Toolset Types, ACF, CMB2, CustomPress, Custom Fields Suite, Pods, CCTM
- Custom Post: Types, CMB2, CustomPress, Pods, CPT UI, CCTM
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If you need a WordPress import & export tool, you can check on our WP Ultimate CSV Importer for advanced features.
How to Export
Step 1: Module Selection
* Go to the Export tab in the plugin.
* Choose one module.
* Click on ‘Continue’ to move next to export.
Step 2: Advanced Settings & Filters
* Provide the filename and file type.
* To export the data based on filters, select any desired export filters and specify the values.
* Click ‘Export’ and download the exported file in the configured file format.
Export Pages from WordPress
There are two ways that you can export your WordPress pages.
The first is by using the built-in export tool which is limited in features, and the second is by using this plugin.
The built-in export tool can be found in the WordPress admin dashboard under Tools > Export.
From here, you can select which content you would like to export (pages, posts, etc). Once you have made your selection, click on the “Export” button and a file will be downloaded to your computer.
If you want more control over the exported file, or if you want to export pages that are not part of the standard WordPress install, then you will need to use this plugin.
Once you have installed and activated the plugin, you can find it under the WP Ultimate CSV Importer plugin >> Export (tab). From here, you can select pages as option names and choose a file format to export. The plugin will then generate a file that you can download to your computer.
Export All Posts from WordPress with Images
Exporting your WordPress posts is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes. There are advanced ways to export your WordPress posts. If you want to export your posts without any hassle with more control, then we recommend using Advanced filters to export as a CSV or XML file.
To export your WordPress posts, follow these steps:
- Install and activate both the WP Ultimate Importer plugin and the WP Ultimate Exporter plugin.
- Upon activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labeled ‘Ultimate CSV Importer”
- Please refer to the section above titled “How to Export” for further instructions.
If you have any other questions, check our documentation or contact our support.
If you have a WooCommerce store that is operational, navigate to the export tab of the plugin and select one of the available options. Once you’ve made your selections name your file, choose the file format, and apply the advanced option to the Export.
- WooCommerce Products: You can Export all WooCommerce products along with their images, containing all of the products and product data that you selected as a CSV or any supported file.
- WooCommerce Variations: Do you have WooCommerce product variations? just like products you can get variations that can be exported, manipulated, and imported back if needed.
- WooCommerce Orders: Exporting orders with status can help you prepare periodic reports, analyses, and studies.
- WooCommerce Refunds: Export refunds to calculate the percentage along with your sales and marketing reports.
- WooCommerce Coupons: The export can help you find the effectiveness of coupon offers and plan your future promotions.
This is useful if you need to export your products, variations, orders, and refund to a spreadsheet for further analysis or manipulation to import back. This file can be imported into another WooCommerce installation or store setup.
Export Categories, Tags, and Taxonomies
Taxonomies in WordPress are a way to classify and organize posts and pages into different categories. These categories can be hierarchical, meaning one category is a parent of other child categories, or they can be “flat” without any hierarchy. Taxonomies make it easier to find related content by filtering out unrelated content.
For example, if you had a blog about cars, you might create the following taxonomies:
- Make (e.g., Honda)
- Model (e.g., Accord)
- Year (e.g., 2005)
If someone wanted to read your blog post about the 2020 Honda Accord, they could easily search for that specific make/model/year combination and find it quickly.
If you ever need to export your WordPress taxonomies, you can do so in either CSV or XML formats. To export them go to the “Export” page, and choose from Post Tags, Post Categories, or Taxonomies for custom taxonomies. Next, provide a file name and select the file format from CSV, XLS, XML, or JSON formats. Now apply advanced options and click to export and Download the Export File.
There are a few different ways that you can export users in WordPress.
One way is to export users manually by exporting the WordPress database. To export users from the WordPress database, you will need to connect to your website hosting panel or through SSH to access the database.
This method is more advanced and should only be attempted by experienced users.
Another way is to export users through this plugin to export all user data, including metadata, into a CSV file. Select Users as the option from the export tab in the plugin interface.
Once you have exported your users into a CSV file, you can then import them into another WordPress site. This is how you can migrate your users to import all their data, including metadata, to a new server, hosting, or website from the CSV file.
Click ‘Export’ to load the plugin’s export screen where you can select what you want to export i.e. menus here. Select “Custom Posts” >> choose “nav_menu_item” from the list of options from the dropdown you want to export and then click on the Continue button. Name the file to process, hit export and download the file to your computer.
You can now upload this file to another WordPress site (same or different domain) by going to the plugin > Import tab in the WordPress admin. That’s all there is to it!
Watch this informative video tutorial on the WP Ultimate Exporter plugin including various third-party plugins data export.
More to Come
– One-click Website Export & Migrate
– One Click All Import
– Validation for advanced options and filters
– WooCommerce reports & inventory manager
– Improved log
– Periodic Space cleanup
Supported 3rd Party Plugins
- BBPress Plugin – Topic, Reply, and Forum Export.
- LearnPress Plugin – Courses, Lessons, Quizzes, Orders, and Questions Export.
- WooCommerce – Products with categories, attributes, tags, and Images exported. Orders, Refunds, Variations, and Coupons can be exported.
- All-in-One SEO Plugin – SEO Fields Export.
- WP Customer Reviews – Reviews Export.
- Multilanguage by Websoft.
- WooCommerce Product Bundles Plugin.
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- First, install CSV Importer and then install the export plugin.
- Extract the wp-ultimate-exporter.zip in your WordPress root/wp-content/plugins using FTP or through plugin install in wp-admin.
- Activate the plugin in the WordPress plugin list.
1. How can I export content from WordPress?
There are two ways to export your content:
1. Through the WordPress admin panel.
2. By using an export plugin.
Exporting through the WordPress Admin Panel is limited and there are plugins available with the most advanced features that the default tool does have. Primarily this export doesn’t support CSV, Xls, or JSON files.
To export your content from the WordPress admin panel, simply navigate to Tools > Export in the left-hand menu.
From here, you can choose to export all content or only certain types of content (such as posts or pages). Once you’ve made your selection, click the Export button and save the resulting file to your computer.
- Exporting via our plugin
If you prefer, you can also use this plugin to export your content as a CSV, XML, XLS, or JSON file format. Simply install and activate the plugin, then navigate to the Export screen.
From here, you can choose what to export, once you’ve made your selection, click the Export button and save the resulting file to your computer.
2. How can I export the entire WordPress site? How to export it from localhost?
If you want to export your entire WordPress site, including your settings and configuration, you will need to use a plugin or manual method.
For manual export,
Back up your files as compressed files including wp-content or you can do it separately if the size is too big which you can merge later to the root folder.
Ensure you have a copy of the wp-config.php file, it is better to have multiple version copies of this with a prefix or suffix added to the file name. You will end up updating the new domain or subdomain, DB name, DB password, and host details in the wp-config.php file to make it work in a new environment. In case you may need to refer it the old configurations to make sure they are correct.
Finally export your WordPress DB as .sql or zip or gzip format.
3. How to export wp-content?
You can simply compress it and move it to the desired location. Note that wp-content is the folder where your theme, plugins, media, and backups are stored. You may end up handling a very huge folder, if that is the case you can split and backup them.
4. How to WordPress export database tables to CSV using a plugin?
If you want to export your WordPress database table to a CSV file, you can use our export tool.
To do this, go to the Export screen in your plugin UI. From there, you can select which type of content you’d like to export. Choose “Posts” if you want to export your blog posts, “Pages” if you want to export static pages, or choose any other options available.
Choose the file type you wish to export, note you can select between CSV, Xls, XML, or JSON format. Click the “Export” button. This will process extracting the information from the WordPress database as the source and convert them into CSV or XLs files to export. Both CSV and Xls formats are openable in any spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel.
5. How to export WP DB?
These steps can only back up the WP core DB export that includes all your posts, pages, and comments. The core files, folders, wp-content, and media such as images, are not backed up. Both have to be managed separately, you can use a Backup plugin for the whole WordPress site backup.
Assuming you have a WordPress site up and running, there are two ways to export your database. The first is by using phpMyAdmin, and the second is by using the command line.
To use phpMyAdmin:
1. Log in to phpMyAdmin.
2. Select the database you want to export from the left-hand sidebar.
3. Click the Export tab at the top of the page.
4. Under Export Method, select Quick – display only the minimal options.
5. Scroll down to the Format-specific options section and select Microsoft Word XML format from the drop-down menu.
6. Click Go to start the export process.
To use the command line:
1. Log in to your server via SSH.
2. Navigate to the directory where you want to export the database file.
3. Export the database with the following command: mysqldump -u username -p databasename > databasename.xml
4. Enter your password when prompted.
5. The database will be exported to an XML file in the current directory.
To use the hosting control Panels:
You can back up using cPanel or the hosting panel if it is supported. Search or look for ‘Download a MySQL Database Backup’ under backups. Choose the name of the WP database to download it as gzip file. If you are not sure, get the DB name from the wp-config.php file in the root.
6. Can I export Custom Post created with any third-party plugin?
Yes, you can export all Custom Posts listed in the drop-down.
7. Is there any limitation on the number of records exported?
No, there is no limitation on the number of records you can export.
8. What is export_wp and how Can I use it?
export_wp is a function for WordPress that generates the WXR export file for download. By default, this function can export all the content for post types with the can_export argument enabled and skips posts with ‘auto-draft’ status.
Like any other function, developers can use it directly in themes or plugin files by attaching it to an action hook or filter hook. All plugins categorized under export use WordPress functions to process the request.
9. How Passwords are handled in export?
The attribute and header name is user_pass in your export file. The passwords are exported in original md5 format from WordPress DB which is easy to import back in case of site migrations without any issues.
You can always skip or delete the old passwords to generate new passwords during import but that involves extra processes like emailing all users about the change and requesting them to change the temporary password, etc.,
10. To export, how to remove unwanted columns? Is there any controlled export?
For a controlled export, you have to use available advanced filters and options for desired results. You can also remove unwanted columns even after export by deleting them. Note this can be easy to edit, update or delete if you choose CSV or Excel format as an option.
11. How to export WooCommerce orders to Excel? How to export all orders to Excel format?
Under the export tab, choose WooCommerce Orders as your choice to export. This will export all orders from WooCommerce provided no advanced filters are selected. You can use the date filter to limit the time range of the orders created. Apply other options as desired, and export the data. If you wish to export WooCommerce orders to Excel for editing and manipulation, make sure that you have selected XLS in the file format options.
12. Where are WooCommerce Orders exported?
When you click to download the exported data, the file is downloaded through your web browser. You can find it in Browser > Download (Ctrl + J) and click show in folder. The default download location should be C:\Downloads on your Windows PC.
13. Does this plugin support the export/import of images for WooCommerce products? How the image galleries are exported?
Yes, you can export images for WooCommerce products. They are respectively for the default WooCommerce setup as follows.
- featured_image: Inputs should be the image URL which is publicly accessible and downloadable.
- product_image_gallery: This a set of multiple image URLs that is publicly accessible and downloadable separated by pipe symbols like image21.jpg|image82.png|topview.png.
14. What is WooCommerce product shipping class? How to handle it in import and export files?
Product Shipping Classes in WooCommerce make it easier to configure shipping rates for a set of products & categories. That is to manage additional handling or special packaging, to set up free or flat-rate shipping. The attribute for Product Shipping Classes is exported as product_shipping_class that is assigned to the product.
In the case of import, make sure the shipping classes are already created and input the proper values. You can do a sample export to verify the product_shipping_class values before manipulating your import values.
15. What are Columns exported with user metadata? What WordPress default profile data is exported?
The plugin will export all the attributes involved, even if they are non-mandatory or have no values. The future release will have filtering options to exclude empty fields to trim unnecessary columns that could increase the import performance.
Here is the main attributes list:
Some of the WordPress user default profile data exported are:
Added to that, WordPress member’s user metadata that can be exported are:
In the case of WooCommerce customers below listed user meta is exported:
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- Added: Navigation Menu Export.
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- Fixed: Minor issues and warnings
- Added: new API call to find plugin is installed or not
- Added: notice/alert for the plugin not installed.
* Added: Display the total number of records of export
* Added: Progress bar and time indicator.
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- Initial release version. Tested and found to work well without any issues.