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Backup your Wordpress post to GitHub or local

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This small python package backup your Wordpress post to GitHub. It convert the html to Markdown with pypandoc. For the api interaction, I uses the two packages gitpython and python-wordpress-xmlrpc. So you have to install this dependence, if you wand to install it from source.

quick start

Install wpexport:

pip install wpexport

It uses pandoc for the formatting. you may have to install it manually.

sudo apt install pandoc

More information

Set up your settings:

python -m wpexport --setup

and when you have to input all the parameters. After that it will save the parameters in the file ~.wpexport.conf. Notice that your passwords are in this file.

Now you are ready to have some fun.

python -m wpexport

command line arguments

This command export all your post to the GitHub repo. If you didn't like the config file, you can pass the parameter throw the terminal. Use the name of the parameter as the command option. The command option will always override the config file. For axample you cann uses the config file for all parametes exclude the password. And then pass the password throw the command line.

python -m wpexport --wp_pw 1234

the config file

You can also uses another config file. For the setup as well as the backup function.

python -m wpexport --config "/path/to/your/config.json"

The config file is a basic json file. You can look into it and change the values, if you like.

only local export

If you didn't like GitHub, only export it to your local machine.

python -m wpexport --output "/path/to/your/export"

how does it work?

Coming soon.


Clone repo:

git clone

Create virtual environment and update dev-tools:

python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install --upgrade wheel pip setuptools twine

Install wpexport:

pip install -e .

Publish the packages:

python sdist bdist_wheel
twine upload dist/*

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