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I'm looking to export only wp_posts where post_type = post.

Is that possible?

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In your WordPress Dashboard, if you go to Tools > Export, you can select your custom post type and export only posts in that post type.

It gives you the option between All Content, Posts, Pages, and your custom post types following those three options.

As for SQL, well are you looking to export the data from something like phpMyAdmin? You could use this:

SELECT * 
FROM  `wp_posts` 
WHERE  `post_type` =  "post type name here"

Hope this helps.

Also, as kaiser pointed out in a comment, you may need to deactivate all plugins and switch to the default theme.

  • When I try to import the exported data using this method, I get a white screen with an error: {status: ok} . The posts are not imported. – AlxVallejo Jan 17 '12 at 15:34
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    Turn off your plugins and switch to the default theme. – kaiser Jan 17 '12 at 18:24
  • Thanks kaiser, that worked! I'd be happy to give you the check. – AlxVallejo Jan 18 '12 at 16:29

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