When using Tools>Export, targeting a specific author, the resulting XML file does not contain a reference/link to any Featured Image (thumbnail) associated with these posts.
On the other hand, Tools>Export "all content" (including all authors) produces an XML file that does contain reference/link to Featured Image.
Request: Have Tools>Export "specific author" generate the same metadata as the "all content" export, so that Export "specific author" will also include metadata reference to the Featured Image.
Many people (including myself) use "specific author" as a way to export some, but not all, posts. Full metadata would really help. Thanks. --Bill