We on SmartActiveBlogger keep records of all the blog post, pages and other urls in google sheets. We do it inorder to interlink all post and also to keep it regularly updated.
Sometimes you may need the URls for migrating a website, offline development, setting redirects or interlinking post and pages. So in this article we will show you the complete process of how to export all WordPress URLs in a plain text or a CSV file.
WordPress comes with built-in tools to export all the contents and medias in an XML file but it has lots of data for you if you want it to use just for managing your URL.
So let’s see how you can easily export all URLs from your WordPress site to a text file.
How to Export WordPress URLs in Text and CSV File Format.
To do this you need a plugin, don’t worry it is free and is available in the WordPress plugin Repository. Go to your WordPress Admin » Plugins » Add New » and Search for Export All URLs plugin.
Install & activate the plugin and upon activation, you need to visit Settings » Export All URLs. This plugins allows you to export the URLs of Post, page and also for custom post types that comes with a select box allowing you to select the post type that you want to export the URLs.
The plugin also provides you with the option to export additional data for the URLs like the category and title. If for any rason you don’t want to export the URLs into a CSV file then you have the option to output the entire data inside the plugins settings page
Note: If you have a big site and has several post then don’t output the export data within the plugin, always export it into a CSV file.
Click the ‘Export’ button to continue. depending on the settings you have entered before exporting the plugin will export the data into a CSV file
What is CSV file
CSV stands for “comma-separated values“, CSV files are just like other plain text file. You can open these files using your default plain text editor, 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 know the 3 Simple Ways To Automatically Update WordPress Plugins.