I was just looking under my "Tools" menu in my WordPress site and noticed the "Export/Import" functions.

I was not aware that this was even available and I've been needing it for some time. What version of WordPress did it originate with?


Exporting and Importing has been there since at least WordPress 2.1. Probably earlier. It moved into plugins with the release of 3.0, I believe.

  • Thanks Otto, it looks like it does not bring over the current theme. But I was super impressed that it could grab the images from the source site and transfer them to the target site! – N2Mystic Jul 28 '11 at 21:32
  • +1 However, I also noticed it did not appear to bring over the wp_options values. Did I miss something? – N2Mystic Jul 28 '11 at 21:37
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    No, you didn't miss anything. The Exporter and Importers handle content only. Not themes, settings, or plugins. Posts, comments, that sort of thing. – Otto Jul 28 '11 at 21:37

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