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


Not updated in 3 years, but it still works.

We had previously imported posts from a separate WordPress install to a new install. However, when we did that with the built-in WordPress tools, the Featured Images didn’t import. So we used this plugin to export the Featured Images from the old install, and then used the WordPress import tool to import them into the new install. This plugin worked like a charm for the majority of the posts. 🙂

Worked for us

I tried it out and it saved me 9-12 hours of manually importing 200 featured images.

PERFECT! as simple as it has to be

Yeah, 2017 and still working like a charm. Just do a normal export/import process, then install this to export your featured images …. then import as normal in the final site … Awesome. Many thanks!

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Contributors & Developers

“Export Featured Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Plugin released, woohoo!