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[resolved] EXPORTING less than 2 MB from WordPress? (9 posts)

  1. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If WordPress consistently cannot import a file larger than 2 MB, why do the developers not add an export option to create multiple export files smaller than 2MB, rather than make users jump through hoops to split the file after the fact?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Who said that it couldn't import a file larger than 2 MB? The max file upload size is set by your server - not WordPress.

  3. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I assumed WordPress set it, as the maximum size displays in the Dashboard. Even if that's not the case, though, it's clear that a LOT of people need to import a partial file, so it would helpful if WordPress would provide the option to export a partial file in the first place.

    This is intended as a suggestion/feature request, not a complaint. :)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    as the maximum size displays in the Dashboard

    WP picks that data up from the max_upload_size in the server's php.ini file.

    Somebody did write an export file splitter plugin a while ago but failed to keep it up to date. My guess is that this would still be seen as plugin territory. Have you looked around for a more recent slitter plugin?

  5. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found a program that will split the file, after exporting it.

    http://www.gbmini.net/wp/2008/11/splitting_wordpress_export_import_file/

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That might be the one I mentioned above. I suggest you only try that on a copy of the expert file because I'm sure it hasn't been working for people in the last 12 months or more.

  7. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As best I can tell, it worked smoothly for me. I've imported the site, and haven't found any glitches.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah! I've just checked my archives and the one I knew about was different. I'll make a note of this one. Thanks for posting the link.

  9. A2JC4life
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem; hopefully it will help someone who's searching the forum. :)

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