How to Import Export Data in WordPress Using Tools Menu

the work of Tools menu in WordPress admin panel:  WordPress Tools is a menu tab in the WordPress admin sidebar. It contains tools to perform some tasks like import-export data.

first to install a WordPress tools user need to

  1. go to the tools menu
  2. you will find some text like
  3. press the button press this
  4. after pressing the button it will download the data from the server
  5. after completion have to activate that
  6. If you can’t drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks, copy the following code and create a new bookmark. Paste the code into the new bookmark’s URL field.

  7. now you have the available tools.

Import data to WordPress using tools

when you will click on the import sub-menu of tools menu you will find the importer tools of Blogger, Blogroll, Categories and Tags Converter, LiveJournal, Movable Type, and TypePad, RSS, Tumblr and WordPress to import the theme data or theme content install the WordPress importer tools then select a XML or CSV file and press import.

Export WordPress data using WordPress export tools

When you click the button below WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer.

This format, which we call WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.

Once you’ve saved the download file, you can use the Import function in another WordPress installation to import the content from this site.

Choose what to export

When you will click on the export sub-menu of tools menu you will see a portion like…

Content to export

This will contain all of your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus, and custom posts.

Now select the option to export the data as XML and then click on the download export file button and it will download the XML file of data.


In this post we learned the work of Tools menu in the WordPress admin panel in the next post will learn about settings of the WordPress admin panel.


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