Support » Plugin: Web Stories » Export and Import

  • Resolved Mike Zielonka

    (@mikezielonka)


    Working thru a unique issue. My customer has a multisite of 4 sites that we are combining into 1 site. I have 2 sites worth of web stories that I need to import and export into the new instance.

    The WP export/importer doesnt work correctly as referenced in other threads.

    WP Migrate DB Pro can’t merge so it’s not a solution here.

    Any thoughts on the best work around to do an export and import right now?

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  • Plugin Support Adam Dunnage

    (@adamdunnage)

    Hello @mikezielonka thanks for your question. At this time, there is no feature to export/import Web Stories and WXR export functionality in WordPress is limited in that it does not include all the required story data.

    All the Web Stories data is stored in a custom web-story post type, which WordPress uses the wp_posts and wp_postmeta database columns for.

    The standard XML export feature of WordPress will not export all of the data from these tables. Specifically, the post_content_filtered column used by Web Stories is missing.

    Therefore, if you want to export individual stories, make sure that this column as well as all connected entries in the wp_postmeta table are included.

    Again, the built-in export does not do this, but you could explore other tools that could be used to install everything from a plugin to a full WordPress. I know you have mentioned WP Migrate DB isn’t an option for you but you could explore WP-CLI.

    This has been discussed with some further export possibilities in this GitHub issue. Feel free to subscribe to the issue for any updates.

    Thread Starter Mike Zielonka

    (@mikezielonka)

    Thanks Adam! I’m chiming in on github with my experiences. If/when I find a workflow, I’ll be sure to share it.

    Plugin Support Adam Dunnage

    (@adamdunnage)

    @mikezielonka That’s great, yes please do that would be good to know.

    Thread Starter Mike Zielonka

    (@mikezielonka)

    @adamdunnage I worked on this problem again on a new site.

    With WP All Export’s help, I was able to migrate posts_content_filtered but that didn’t make the export any smoother. Since the web story ID changes, the editor still loads blank.

    Could there be anything else that we are missing to make this work?

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