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How to Export All WordPress URLs in Plain Text

Recently, one of our users asked us if it was possible to export all WordPress URLs in plain text or a CSV file? Sometimes you may need those URLs for migrating a website or setting up redirects. In this article, we will show you how to export all WordPress URLs in plain text.

Export all WordPress URLs in plain text

Why You May Need to Export All WordPress URLs in Plain Text?

WordPress comes with built-in tools to export content in an XML file. You can use this file to import your content into another WordPress site.

These tools allow you to move WordPress to a new domain name or transfer from local server to a live site.

However, sometimes you may need a list of URLs for a number of reasons. You may need to setup redirects to a new website. You may need to share URLs with an SEO team or setup tracking using some SEO tools.

Now that you know the use-case, let’s see how you can easily export all URLs from your WordPress site to a text file.

Exporting WordPress URLs in Text and CSV Format

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Export All URLs plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Export All URLs page. The plugin allows you to export URLs for all your posts, pages, and custom post types. You can also limit it to selected post types if you want.

Export all URLs settings page

You can also select what data you want to export. The plugin allows you to export URLs, title, categories. There is also an option to either export this data in a CSV file or display it right on the settings page.

Click on the ‘Export’ button to continue.

Depending on your settings, the plugin will either display the data on the plugin’s settings page or export it in a CSV file.

Exported data

CSV files are plain text files with comma separated values. You can open these files in a plain text editor. You can also open them in a spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn how to export all WordPress URLs in plain text. You may also want to see our comparison of the best WordPress backup plugins to keep your content safe.

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    • Depending on the error you’re running into, you should be able to reach out to the plugin’s support for them to be able to assist you.

      Admin

  1. It appears that this plugin has been reported to host malware in reviews. Can anyone confirm?

    • The plugin is hosted on the WordPress.org repository which means it is reviewed by the WordPress plugin team to ensure there is no malware in the plugin.

      Admin

  2. Using this pluging I can have all post URL only. I need to export all category URL also. How can I do this? Thanks

  3. Thank you so much … really i need like this plugin bcz my website has alot of pages and i need to extract theM for reindexing
    Thank you again

  4. Super useful, thanks! Used this to build a spreadsheet list of old URLs that need to be redirected to the new URLs when we launch.

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