Sign up ×
WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to make an import of posts from my old blog installation.

It works fine for posts content but fails for featured images.

I've done: tools -> export -> posts -> selected a category.

In the xml i can see the fields of the featured images with the old path...but in the back-end i can't see any featured image uploaded...

Is there something i am missing?

share|improve this question
Please search inside migration. The question has been answered multiple times. – kaiser Sep 24 '12 at 13:08

2 Answers 2

Try to export featured images on its own with the Export featured images plugin

share|improve this answer

If you export a single post type (i.e. posts, pages, a custom post type, etc...) it will not include attached media files like featured images. That's incredibly idiotic, to me, but your options are --

  • Export everything from site (which will include featured images), then modify the XML file as needed before importing to the new site
  • Use a plugin
  • Suggest and provide feedback
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.