This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Export Featured Images


Simple and basic plugin that let you export Featured images from posts or custom post types into a WordPress xml so you can import them in other sites using the WordPress importer tool


  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Click the Upload link
  3. Click Browse and locate the file
  4. Click Install Now
  5. After WordPress installs, click on the Activate Plugin link

You’re done!


Where do I find this great tool in my wp-admin?

Just go to Tools-> Export Featured images


Works on WP > 4

In my case I had to do the folloing:

  • Delete the custom post type previously imported without featured img (and empty trash)
  • Import the file generated by this plugin
  • Re-import my [custom] posts

Still works!

I was a bit reluctant to try this as it hasn’t been updated in so long but lo and behold it really does work! Great stuff, thanks very much for saving me so much time


Does what it said on the tin! Matched the right images to the right posts, after using a cloning tool and the standard import tool failed to do so.

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Contributors & Developers

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  • Plugin released, woohoo!