Possible to export Wordpress posts as a text file /s ?

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Is it possible to export all the posts in your Wordpress as either one text file or as individual text files (even better)?

I tried the export function but it just makes a xml file full of code, so may as well just copy/paste from the edit posts dashboard as that would be faster than trying to parse through all the xml markups.

Is there a plugin that will do this?

#export #file #or s #posts #text #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author esh
    go to phpmyadmin on your cpanel, export database or even better export it on an xml format, open it on excel and copy all the posts one by one on a notepad.
    I built a custom perl code to munge all the data in the database file to copy on a seperate file, let me look for the script and put it up here if i found. Thanks. In the meanwhile try this python scipt, Convert Wordpress Export File to multiple html files Python recipes ActiveState Code

    u need python though, get that from here, Python Programming Language -- Official Website

    Sorry if you cant program, but u can outsource it to some for $20!

    hope it helps
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    • Profile picture of the author trnsfrmr
      Or you could try the Export to Text WordPress plugin by jcskyrocket, which exports all posts into text. No XML to deal with, just nice plain tab-delimted text.

      I would post a link, but I'm not allowed yet. Just Google "wordpress export to text".
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  • Profile picture of the author Boogaloo
    Wow that looks like a brand new plugin, very useful if it does what it says on the tin.

    Is it yours?
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    • Profile picture of the author trnsfrmr
      Yes, it's mine. My first ever, so there may be a few bugs. If so, let me know in my site's comments and I'll fix 'em.
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      • Profile picture of the author trnsfrmr
        We have upgraded Export to Text. 1.1 fixes a number of bugs and offers more filtering features on the interface.
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