The export tool built into WordPress limits how you can export your data by giving you a restrictive UI and very few options. This plugin fixes that by adding a new export page with more flexible options through the cunning use of checkboxes (instead of radio buttons). By using “Export Plus” you can easily export any selection of post types filtered by author, date and status across all of them, not just the built-in ones.
See the plugin screenshots for the differences that “Export Plus” provides.
I originally submitted this as a patch to WordPress Core, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be added so I decided to release it as a plugin instead.
Want to contribute? Fork the GitHub repository.
Installing “Export Plus” can be done either by searching for “Export Plus” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard, or by using the following steps:
- Download the plugin via WordPress.org
- Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Will this plugin’s export file work with the WordPress importer?
Yes – the export file generated by this plugin is identical to the one generated by the built-in export tool, so it will work with the WordPress importer. The difference is that this plugin provides more options for how you export your data.
- Does this plugin replace the built-in export tool?
No – it adds a secondary export page that you can use instead of WordPress’ built-in one. However, if you would like to hide the built-in export tool from the menu simply add this code to your theme’s functions.php file:
- Initial release #boom