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  • Planning a magazine site with online and printed versions.

    Are there any automated or structured ways to get text from WP to InDesign, perhaps using other programs or scripts even? Or is cut-and-paste the only way?

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  • in8sworld


    I’m trying to do the same thing. I’ve used InDesign in the past to lay out for print on from a Drupal site before and was hoping to export a WordPress site in similar fashion. It seems like the built in export wraps all the content in CDATA tags.

    This person might have a solution but haven’t tried it yet

    This person posted a script which will list stories in a single HTML page. Unfortunately InDesign doesn’t import HTML, only XML.

    tidy might be used to turn the HTML into XML, dunno.

    I figured WordPress of all blogging platforms would have an easy way to go from database to print, but it seems not?

    We just created an application that can send Adobe InDesign and Quark XPress content directly to a WordPress blog. It’s called PageZephyr (

    check it out!

    I’m poking around this too; same situation — need to do some printed copies of a news/magazine blog.

    While pgmarkz stuff looks interesting, it’s kind of backwards, in that in WordPress, everything is already in a content management system…. It doesn’t make sense to take it out of the database and trash all the coding that’s already in place.

    Also, because it is in a SQL database, there should be a way to pull stories from the database to a layout, given that ID supports some flavor of database publishing….


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