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One-click WordPress plugin that converts all posts, pages, taxonomies, metadata, and settings to Markdown and YAML which can be dropped into Jekyll
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Merge pull request #59 from benbalter/php-53

Add a note in the readme about needing PHP >= 5.3
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WordPress to Jekyll Exporter

One-click WordPress plugin that converts all posts, pages, taxonomies, metadata, and settings to Markdown and YAML which can be dropped into Jekyll.

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A Note

Many shared hosts may use PHP 5.2 by default. WordPress to Jekyll Export requires PHP 5.3 or greater.

PHP 5.2 lost support from the PHP project itself more than three years ago. You'll need to be running at least PHP 5.3 which adds namespace support (the reason it's breaking), but I'd recommend at least 5.4 (or the latest your host supports) as it's the oldest supported version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP#Release_history

In a shared hosting environment, you should be able to change the version of PHP used by toggling the setting in the host's control panel.

Features

  • Converts all posts, pages, and settings from WordPress for use in Jekyll
  • Export what your users see, not what the database stores (runs post content through the_content filter prior to export, allowing third-party plugins to modify the output)
  • Converts all post_content to Markdown Extra (using Markdownify)
  • Converts all post_meta and fields within the wp_posts table to YAML front matter for parsing by Jekyll
  • Generates a _config.yml with all settings in the wp_options table
  • Outputs a single zip file with _config.yml, pages, and _posts folder containing .md files for each post in the proper Jekyll naming convention
  • No settings. Just a single click.

Usage

  1. Place plugin in /wp-content/plugins/ folder
  2. Activate plugin in WordPress dashboard
  3. Select Export to Jekyll from the Tools menu

Command-line Usage

If you're having trouble with your web server timing out before the export is complete, or if you just like terminal better, you may enjoy the command-line tool.

It works just like the plugin, but produces the zipfile on STDOUT:

php jekyll-export-cli.php > jekyll-export.zip

Alternatively, if you have WP-CLI installed, you can run:

wp jekyll-export > export.zip

The WP-CLI version will provide greater compatibility for alternate WordPress environments, such as when wp-content isn't in the usual location.

Changelog

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License

The project is licensed under the GPLv3 or later

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