If you are here on this page, other than knowing how-to export post data, you may also want to know what else can be achieved when you export WordPress post titles and URLs. The following are 5 common ways you can utilize your post data. Hope it’s useful for you.

Export and Import – having the post data in standard CSV or XML format for integration, or importing into another 3rd party software/application.

Avoid Duplicate Topics – Get a summary of all the content that you have written so far. By doing so, you avoid working on articles (or topics) already written.

Content Mapping – Provides you an understanding on your current content structure, and how you can map out future content.

Bookmarking – Makes bookmarking on Digg, Delicious & Stumbleupon faster since you have all the information on hand.

Sharing on Social Media – Having all the post titles and the respective URLs makes sharing on social media networks much more productive.

Using a WordPress Plugin to Export Post Title & URL

I am not a coder, not someone who is experienced in using codes, so I prefer to use a WordPress plugin to export all the post data I need.

For your information, I have also tried several PHP scripts suggested/found on Google search results, unfortunately none of them worked for me. If you find a script that worked for you, remember to delete that script away from your server once you are done with your export. This is to prevent unauthorized use.

Anyway, let’s go back to the main topic to export WordPress post titles and the respective permalinks. The plugin that I am using is WP All Export, and this is going to be done on WordPress version 4.4.2.

Here are the steps to get your post data:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, on the left-hand side navigation bar, look for All Export > New Export
  2. Once you are inside WP All Export dashboard, choose Specific Post Type, and choose Posts. If you need other data on pages, comments or users, you can select them as well.export post data
  3. Add in your Filter Option (if any). I skipped this one.
  4. Click the button Continue to Step 2.
  5. On the next page, it’s just drag-and-drop the data you need. So you can drag out <ID> and <content>, and drag in <permalink>.
  6. Select the radio button CSV format.
  7. Click the button Continue to Step 3. 
  8. Under the section Configure Advance Settings, in the text field for Friendly Name, enter your preferred CSV filename.
  9. Click the button Confirm & Run Export.
  10. Wait for the process to be completed, then download your data.

I did a test on one of my test blogs, and managed to export title & URL for 200 posts in 7 seconds. If I did this manually, it probably going to cost me an hour or two.

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