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  • I am trying to export posts from a single category using the WordPress export tool, but every time I click the button which says “Download Export File” the file does not download and I am eventually served with an error page saying “This site can’t be reached” followed by the URL and an error saying “ERR_INVALID_RESPONSE”

    The category in question has about 50,000 posts so I am wondering if that size is too big for the WordPress Export tool handle.

    I tried breaking the export up by only doing posts from the first year, but it had the same problem.

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by PayDelete.
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  • Thread Starter PayDelete

    (@paydelete)

    I was able to export some stuff by limiting the export to just a few months at a time, but eventually I got to the point where some months are too big to be exported.

    Thread Starter PayDelete

    (@paydelete)

    I noticed an error in cPanel which with redactions reads:

    [Sat Jan 29 23:05:03.363696 2022] [cgi:error] [pid 2263] [client *****:33570] AH01215: PHP Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 57096687 bytes) in /home/****/public_html/f****.com/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5212: /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/ea-php74, referer: https://*****.com/wp-admin/export.php

    Thread Starter PayDelete

    (@paydelete)

    I got the export working by setting the memory limit to -1 but now the Import tool doesn’t work. It freezes with a blank screen at wp-admin/admin.php?import=wordpress&step=2

    Thread Starter PayDelete

    (@paydelete)

    Thank god I didn’t remove the robots.txt block on that site because some dumbass as WordPress decided not to include images and other attachment with category level exports. As a result I downloaded a plugin to add that functionality, but so far it makes me have to breakup the exports into bi-monthly at all levels so far. Then I can’t bulk delete the old import because when I tried using a plugin now I get a message saying my serve is offline whenever I try to visit wp-admin directory, but the rest of the site does not show that error at all.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by PayDelete.
    Thread Starter PayDelete

    (@paydelete)

    I don’t know if this is a bug in WordPress itself or not, but whenever I do a really big import I cannot access wp-admin section anymore. It says offline as if only those pages are not allowed to connect.

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