wp export

Exports WordPress content to a WXR file.

$ wp export [--dir=<dirname>] [--stdout] [--skip_comments] [--max_file_size=<MB>] [--start_date=<date>] [--end_date=<date>] [--post_type=<post-type>] [--post_type__not_in=<post-type>] [--post__in=<pid>] [--with_attachments] [--start_id=<pid>] [--max_num_posts=<num>] [--author=<author>] [--category=<name>] [--post_status=<status>] [--filename_format=<format>]

Generates one or more WXR files containing authors, terms, posts, comments, and attachments. WXR files do not include site configuration (options) or the attachment files themselves.

OPTIONS

[--dir=<dirname>]
Full path to directory where WXR export files should be stored. Defaults to current working directory.
[--stdout]
Output the whole XML using standard output (incompatible with --dir=)
[--skip_comments]
Don't include comments in the WXR export file.
[--max_file_size=<MB>]
A single export file should have this many megabytes. -1 for unlimited. --- default: 15 ---

FILTERS

[--start_date=<date>]
Export only posts published after this date, in format YYYY-MM-DD.
[--end_date=<date>]
Export only posts published before this date, in format YYYY-MM-DD.
[--post_type=<post-type>]
Export only posts with this post_type. Separate multiple post types with a comma. --- default: any ---
[--post_type__not_in=<post-type>]
Export all post types except those identified. Separate multiple post types with a comma. Defaults to none.
[--post__in=<pid>]
Export all posts specified as a comma- or space-separated list of IDs. Post's attachments won't be exported unless --with_attachments is specified.
[--with_attachments]
Force including attachments in case --post__in has been specified.
[--start_id=<pid>]
Export only posts with IDs greater than or equal to this post ID.
[--max_num_posts=<num>]
Export no more than <num> posts (excluding attachments).
[--author=<author>]
Export only posts by this author. Can be either user login or user ID.
[--category=<name>]
Export only posts in this category.
[--post_status=<status>]
Export only posts with this status.
[--filename_format=<format>]
Use a custom format for export filenames. Defaults to '{site}.wordpress.{date}.{n}.xml'.

EXAMPLES

# Export posts published by the user between given start and end date
$ wp export --dir=/tmp/ --user=admin --post_type=post --start_date=2011-01-01 --end_date=2011-12-31
Starting export process...
Writing to file /tmp/staging.wordpress.2016-05-24.000.xml
Success: All done with export.

# Export posts by IDs
$ wp export --dir=/tmp/ --post__in=123,124,125
Starting export process...
Writing to file /tmp/staging.wordpress.2016-05-24.000.xml
Success: All done with export.

# Export a random subset of content
$ wp export --post__in="$(wp post list --post_type=post --orderby=rand --posts_per_page=8 --format=ids)"
Starting export process...
Writing to file /var/www/example.com/public_html/staging.wordpress.2016-05-24.000.xml
Success: All done with export.

GLOBAL PARAMETERS

--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.

--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.

--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of "docker", "docker-compose", "vagrant").

--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.

--user=<id|login|email> Set the WordPress user.

--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.

--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.

--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.

--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).

--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.

--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.

--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.

--quiet Suppress informational messages.