Sometimes for deployment I will have a user named "exporter" that I assign a post to. I then export all posts by that user and then import them into the live site (easy migration).
I'd love to be able to do this with custom post type posts as well (exporting by user). The only solutions I've found are by use of plugins, which I'm looking to avoid at (almost) all costs.
I can export all of the custom post type, and then edit the XML file which is pretty plain and simple to do, but it's still somewhat of a manual process.
Anyone have a better solution for this?