Support » Plugin: WP Attachment Export » Good but could use more explanations

  • We asked ourselves lot of questions about how to use it, but it is actually very simple. But it is better to be explicit about the procedure, though…

    We installed the plugin on the WordPress site to export.
    We exported the articles via WordPress (Tools > Export > WordPress).
    Then we exported the media via the plugin (Tools > Attachment Export or Export item in the plugin list). We need to rename the exported XML file as it will have the same name than the previous one. You must keep both.

    Then, in the target site, just import (Tools > Import > WordPress) the file with the articles, then, with the same command, the file with the media.
    After the first import, you can see the articles with the images, but they point to the old site (ie. href is for example).
    After the second import, they will point to the new site, to the imported files.

    – Images are fetched from the old site, so it must be online. See the forum (Support) for alternatives (FTP).
    – PHP / WordPress doesn’t like long operations, so the import might “fail”, because it takes time to import all these files. But it has actually done part of the work. Import the media XML file again, it will skip over the already imported files (with a message) and continue where it stopped.

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  • Plugin Author Pete


    Thank you PhiLho. I will link your post above in the readme file with the next plugin update so other users have easy access to it. And thanks for the rating as well, really appreciate it!

    Thread Starter PhiLho


    Don’t hesitate to copy (and modify if needed) my text directly in your documentation, it is better (simpler, faster to reach) than linking to here.
    Consider this as my small contribution to the project.
    Thanks again for your useful project.

    You guys have honestly saved me hours with this plugin and comment. It worked perfectly, thanks so much!


    Sorry, there has been an error.
    The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/2017/06.

    Thanks so much for this plugin. Although, I do agree with PhiLho, his explanation was spot on and should be easily accessed via the documentation or even the plugin settings page itself. That way I don’t have to go looking for it, like I just did.

    Thanks again!

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