How to Export and Import Page or Post in WordPress

If you are planning to lunch the new WordPress site or have an existing site, then you have to know about import and export features. It is like a backup and backup restore system where you can backup your selected contents and restores from the backup file. With the help of these features, you can migrate WordPress data one site to another site.

There are many plugins available in the market for import and export WordPress data. In this post, I’m going to describe the features available in WordPress without plugins.

How to Export Page or Post from WordPress

Export or Backup data from WordPress

  1. Step 1

    Browse the WordPress dashboard

  2. Step 2

    Go to Tools

  3. Step 3

    Click on Export

  4. Step 4

    Select the export option
    All content (This will contain all of your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus, and custom posts.)
    You can customize the export option of Posts and Pages. Such as categories, authors, start date – end date, and status. Similarly, in media, you can export given a date range.

  5. Step 5

    Click on the Download Export File button.
    When you click the button WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer. This format, which we call WordPress extended RSS or WXR, will contain your post, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.
    Once you’ve saved the downloaded file, you can use the Import function in another WordPress installation to import the content from this site.

    Import or restore data from the exported file in WordPress

  6. Step 1

    Browse Dashboard

  7. Step 2

    Tools

  8. Step 3

    Import

  9. Step 4

    Click on WordPress Run Importer

  10. Step 5

    Choose the exported WXR file(.xml) file from your computer.

  11. Step 6

    Click on Upload file and import button

Transforming web site contents to another website is not an easy task in other web development platform. But WordPress makes it very easier. So, WordPress web development platform is growing up around the word between developer and users.