Export media with selected content


When selecting one post type in the WordPress export screen, by default the linked media (attachments) are not included.

This plugin adds an “Export media with selected content” option. When checked, the plugin tries to find featured images and included media in the post_content, adding them to the export file.


  • “Export media with selected content” checkbox option now available in the Export screen.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/export-media-with-content directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

सामान्य प्रश्न

Images seem to be missing in the export file

This plugin hooks into the WordPress export routine and tries to find images related to the post (page, etc.). It does so by looking for “attached” (uploaded to) media and it searches the body of the post (the post_content) for image files.

It’s possible that themes or plugins use different ways of referencing media to your post. This plugin will not find those.

The images are imported into the new site but eg. my galleries are broken

In eg. the Gutenberg gallery block, when you select an image size (for the gallery) the images with that size are ‘hard-coded’ in the html.

The WordPress import routine downloads the original image of the ‘export site’ and re-creates the configured image sizes. When your configured image sizes differ, you might end up with broken galleries.

So make sure both sites have the same image sizes configured. See the Media settings in both sites and check if themes or plugins use add_image_size() reference.

Can I (have somebody) extend this plugin?

Yes! The plugin features two filter hooks:
* export_query
* export_query_media_ids

Please browse the code to see what they do, I guess export_query_media_ids is easiest to use as it requires you to just add more attachment IDs to an array.


अप्रैल 6, 2024 1 जवाब
Finally found the right plugin! This one actually exports the media and imports it correctly to your media library. Everything came over perfectly! Thank you for providing such an excellent plugin for us!
अक्टूबर 17, 2023
Wow awesome, it works great. I’ve been looking for something like this for some time now.
जुलाई 25, 2023
Works exactly as expected! Happy to have this plugin, saved me a lot of time while migrating content.
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बदलाव विवरण


  • prevent sql error when ID turns out to be NULL (props donnyoexman)


  • Stupid debug error fix


  • Added php 7.0 requirement to plugin header
  • Replaced short array notation with full notation so plugin could work on lower php versions (untested)


  • Performance: split queries & prepare attachments_map (props Albitos)
  • Feature: support for [playlist] shortcode
  • Feature: support for Gutenberg Audio and Video blocks
  • Tested with WordPress 5.6.2


  • Feature: support for Gutenberg notation of images and gallery
  • Feature: added export_query_media_ids filter
  • Tested with WordPress 5.2.3


  • Tested with WordPress 5
  • Includes “Uploaded to” media


  • Bugfix when only posts from 1 category must be selected
  • Feature: introduced export_query filter to allow for hooking into this plugin


  • Sanitize input


  • Initial release