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If you run a big site or many blogs and would like to create some automated exports or run into memory/runtime issues with the web based exporter then this wrapper around the existing web-based WordPress exporter ( http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/wp-admin/includes/export.php ) will likely help you out here. Grab the file from https://github.com/tott/WordPress-CLI-Exporter and copy it to your WordPress root folder or any other convenient location. Make sure to set $wordpress_root_dir and $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] according to your environment. Then execute the script with the following parameters ( brackets indicate optional parameters ): php cli-exporter.php --blog=blogname --path=/tmp/ --user=admin [--start_date=2011-01-01] [--end_date=2011-12-31] [--post_type=post] [--author=admin] [--category=Uncategorized] [--post_status=publish] [--skip_comments=1] blogname: the name or blog_id of the blog you like to export path: the full path to the directory where exports should be stored user: the WordPress username that will run this export start_date: only export posts older than this date (format: YYYY-MM-DD) end_date: only export posts newer than this date (format: YYYY-MM-DD) post_type: export only posts matching this post_type author: export only posts for this user_login or user_id category: export only posts with this category name post_status: export only posts with a particular post status skip_comments: if this is set to 1 then comments will not be exported I hope this is useful. Feedback welcome at http://wp.me/p1lkCl-43Q