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.

WP Export Categories & Taxonomies


Simple and basic plugin that let you export Categories, Tags and Taxonomies 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-> WP Export Cats & Taxs



When you’re up working at 4am and you need to migrate a ton of terms from a custom taxonomy, this plugin is a freaking lifesaver!
Long live Damian!

Works a treat

I was a little suspicious because it hadn’t been updated for ages, but it does exactly what it says on the tin. Very handy little tool. Thank you

Works like a charm in 4.4.2

I had a taxonomy with just under 1,000 terms. Creating the initial taxonomy was a daunting task that took an entire weekend. With this great little plugin, I was able to copy the taxonomy to similar site in just minutes! Thank you!

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Export Categories & Taxonomies” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Cleaned a bit more of code
  • Fixed small bug with checkbox ID’s


  • Changed the export action to a later hook to include plugins tax that were registered later
  • Cleaned a bit the code


  • Fixed fatal error including settings. Sorry 🙂


  • Plugin released, woohoo!